If you missed it, here are some highlights from the cane workshop on March 28. We had a good group and everybody was excited about learning the cane techniques. Coach Freedman had all the participants take a cane and proceeded to go over some of the uses for self defense. He started with angles of attack and showed the blocks from those attacks. He then proceeded to show a number of different defenses using the cane. Coach Freedman stressed that you can do the same things with a stick or an umbrella. He was just showing the principles that could be applied.
Coach Freedman’s senior student Roberto Davila (better known as Indio) was there to help with the demonstrations and to assist students. He got the privilege of putting on the sparing helmet and getting his head wacked (see video). He seemed to survive intact.
Everyone had a good time. Nobody got hit with all the canes flying around, which is a testament to Coach Freedman’s method of training slow. Phil Duldulao brought his camera to film the event and a big pot of his famous soup that was of course delicious.
The next workshop will be in April and will cover defense against bigger and larger attackers. Keep posted for the details on that one.
Here is the video that Phil shot for at the seminar. Get out your canes and start to practice your defense drills.