Learn Cane Self Defense from Home
The Home Study course is designed to allow Cane self defense enthusiasts to learn in the privacy of their homes. Logistics, time restraints, and lack of qualified instructors may prevent people such as yourself from learning the art of Cane-Do Kai U.S.A./American Cane Self Defense.
With this in mind, Grand CaneMaster Robaina designed this Home study course to meet your needs.
How Cane Self Defense Home Study Works
If you’re looking to become an ACSD Level 1 Instructor you need to get the first three Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. DVD s and the Mean 18 DVD or you can access it via online dojo membership.
You’ll want to become a member of the online dojo so you can access the empty hand version of the Power Shot Kata and the Mean 18. You’ll also have access to on-going instruction to keep your material fresh and up to date.
If you get all 6 DVDs you’ll have material for the ACSD 1, 2 & 3 certificatios plus information required for intermediate levels of the Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. curriculum. Each DVD lesson is taught by GCM Joe Robaina in a step by step fashion that makes it easy and enjoyable to learn the art of the cane. You will not only learn the cane self defense techniques but you will also develop the speed, power, and accuracy CDK U.S.A. is known for. GCM Robaina brings his innovative expertise to your screen and provides insight into the art that has made him an icon in this field.
Here is an example of how to set up your Home Study Course Once you register for home study , make sure to request the requirement outline sheet (via e-mail) for the certification level you’re working on. Use it as a checklist to ensure you’ve completed all the requirements. If you are new to the art of the Cane, you’ll want to start with the “Power Foundations ” DVD. It contains the Five Basic Power Shots and Power Shot Kata which will teach you how to handle most attacks. A Kata (Form) is a step by step sequence which allows you to practice applications in a logical order against imaginary opponents for solo practice. It also explains the self defense meaning of each movement to perform with a partner.
This first DVD also teaches you the exercises and drills you need to practice to develop the power, speed and accuracy which are hallmarks of CDK U.S.A. These are requirements for your yellow belt level. To support this first Belt level, we suggest you become a member of our on-line dojo to learn the empty hand translations of the katas (forms) which are required. Our forms our short so there isn’t alot of memorization involved. As a member of our on-line Dojo, you will learn directly from GCM Robaina just as his personal headquarters students do.
This combination of DVDs and online instruction will take you throught the three levels of ACSD certification and from beginner to Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. Black Belt. How To Test For Rank Once you have a working knowledge of the material required for your rank, film yourself on DVD using an assistant to help you demonstrate your proficiency which should include speed, power, accuracy and control. You then send your DVD to GCM Robaina and he will grade it in his school in Miami, Florida. As you progress through your training, you will be in contact with GCM Robaina via e-mail and or phone to guide you with any questions regarding your training.
Upon a thorough evaluation of your examination and GCM Robaina feels you are ready for your next level, you will be promoted with an official CDK U.S.A. Certificate personally signed and stamped by the Founder himself. Study time between ranks is discussed directly with GCM Robaina. For those who would like to come to Miami to test you are welcome to do so with prior arrangement. Please contact the CDK U.S.A. headquarters directly for this. Throughout the year, GCM Robaina attends functions such as seminars, martial arts camps, Hall of Fames, and tournaments where you may be able to test in person.
This is a great option if you’re learning via home study. For those who may have trained in other cane systems or martial arts, PCM Robaina can tailor the home study course to fit your needs. For more information on testing fees and tailored programs call 786-346-9150 and GCM Robaina or one of his representatives will get you started in the most prestigious Cane Self Defense Home Study Program in the world.