Robaina covers this close range aspect of cane self defense like no one can. These rare (some never seen before) throws are not the high flying acrobatic cane throws associated with some martial arts.
The other night after cane class, a martial arts student made a comment regarding the simplicity and effectiveness of the cane self defense techniques. “They’re so to the point” he said. I believe he meant in comparison to conventional martial arts applications.
In order to demonstrate the power of the cane for self-defense, I often place martial arts instructors in the following scenario. If you had a petite female student who was offered one million dollars to face Mike Tyson and you only had a couple of hours to prepare her for the event, what would you teach her?