What is American Cane Self Defense and What Makes it Different
The Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. aka, American Cane Self Defense System (ACSD), is headquaters to the martial art of Cane-Do (pronounced doe), “the way of the cane”.
While others have incorporated the cane as a self defense tool into their respective martial arts or developed weapons branches, CDK USA is the first to introduce the cane as a stand-alone self defense system and complete martial art.
The system was developed and introduced by Founder and American Cane Self Defense pioneer, Joe Robaina. Robaina is the first to coin the term “Cane-Do” or “the way of the cane”, to describe his art. Although oriental martial arts demonstrate the cane for self defense and have thier own philosophy and applications, CDK differs significantly from oriental methods.
What CDK USA Teaches
* Cane self defense applications with their empty hand translations *Personal fitness and conditioning consisting of isometric, isotonic, and stretching exercises *Natural healing and recuperative methods with and without the use of the cane. This includes the Quantum Cane Energy Healing system developed by Founder Robaina.
The CDK USA system is designed to address the needs of modern day Americans but welcomes anyone of good moral character, regardless of race or nationality, to learn this invaluable art. The system is easy to learn and can be customized to fit the needs of special populations including seniors (see “Cane Fu”) and the handicapped.
If self defense is the priority, you’ll be glad to know most practitioners can defend themselves from common street attacks in a matter of hours, not years, as is the case with traditional empty hand martial arts. Components of CDK USA include:
SELF-DEFENSE: CANE & EMPTY HAND
*Five Basic Power Shots * Twelve Strike/Defend Zones * Forms w/applications *Cane Self Defense with empty hand translations * Throws * Grappling *Cane versus Street Weapons w/empty hand translations * Sparring and related drills.
PERSONAL FITNESS: CANE & FREE HAND
*Cane Conditioning *Cane isometrics *Cane Isotonics *Cane stretching
HEALING & RECUPERATION
*Quantum Cane *Breathing *Meditation * Healing With Foods Consistent practice of Cane-Do leads to the integration of a fit mind and body along with an indomitable spirit. This in turn leads to goal accomplishment and a fulfilling personal life. CDK USA HEADQUARTERS The Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. Headquarters is located in Miami, Florida.
It is a center for learning, exercising, relieving stress, and healing. It is run by Founder Joe Robaina and his personal students who do alot of “behind the scenes” work to keep the school running smoothly. Robaina accepts personal students primarily by referral from his current student base.
Without a referral, potential students must interview personally with Robaina and agree to a background check. His classes are kept small as he prefers to work with smaller groups for greater personal attention. He does however, teach large groups when invited to conduct seminars. Other services offered at the Cane-Do Kai include natural healing treatments, nutrition education, and personal/group exercise programs for health and fitness.
THE CDK USA DVD SERIES
“Dr. Joe, a pioneer in this discipline, has recently put together a six-disc DVD Cane Self Defense training program that is probably the best in the world. Compared to other video training programs I’ve observed his techniques are uncomplicated, straight-forward, easy to learn, and the basics can be mastered with minimum of training time.
These DVD’s are probably the next best thing to actual training sessions with a knowledgeable instructor.” – Skip Wayland,
Info For All The CDK USA six-DVD instructional video series introduces several concepts that were hitherto unseen in American Cane Self Defense. Some of these concepts include:
- Cane conditioning using double canes.
- Double cane maneuverability drills.
- Five Basic Power Shots Template.
- Empty hand translations of cane self defense applications
- Cane versus street weapons.
- Cane Sparring Drills
Although this series has provided insights into real American Cane Self Defense for practitioners and the interested public alike, it is basic groundwork that lays the foundation for future material.
Reality Based Training – Five 2 Survive On Line Cane Self Defense Training Program
Five To Survive is the newest training course from American Cane Self Defense and is the first to incorporate reality based cane scenarios that could make the difference between you being a victim, or a victor.
The ACSD cane is a powerful tool when it comes to self-defense. In fact it’s a Bazooka, but you have to know and always be prepared to quickly harness that power because a criminal threat is going to likely be one that you won’t see coming. Criminals aren’t in the habit of sending advance notice. In fact the biggest advantage they have is the unsuspecting victim.
Criminals are professionals at their craft and they’ll scope you out in advance to determine when the best time and place is going to be for them to try and separate you from what they want. Their shock and awe tactic is meant to take you by surprise so you don’t or can’t properly respond or defend yourself. They’re counting on you not being prepared.