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September is REaltor National Self Defense Month

By Jo Gardner | September 18, 2023

Real Estate is a popular second career for seniors and retirees. Careers in real estate is a career that not only fosters new social connections but builds on existing ones. With that said, September is a special month for Realtors. It is self defense month, something that reminds all of us about the risks of…

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Embrace Exercise Over 50: Embrace Health

By Jo Gardner | August 4, 2023

Aging is an inevitable part of life, and as we enter our golden years, maintaining good health becomes even more crucial. Regular workouts play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens. It offers numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that contribute to overall well-being. In this blog, we will explore…

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Empowering Seniors: The Importance of Self-Defense

By Jo Gardner | July 17, 2023

As we age, our physical capabilities may decline, making us vulnerable to various forms of danger. However, senior citizen isn’t synonymous with defenseless. In fact, it is crucial for older individuals to learn techniques to protect themselves and maintain their independence. When we talk about defense, we have to include Cane-Fu in the discussion. In…

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Self Defense by Acting as Own First Responders

By Jo Gardner | June 30, 2023

The pocket of seniors who suffer more hate attacks than other seniors is AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander ).  AAPI Hate reported 11,500 hate incidents in the two years between March 2020 and March 2022. We can’t wave a wand and stop hate, so seniors must learn to become their own first responders.  At The…

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Martial Arts for Seniors-Fighting Elder Abuse

By Jo Gardner | June 14, 2023

Though Nevada state law NRS§200.5099 prohibits abuse of seniors, desire for self-reliance has many turning to martial arts for seniors. While I don’t think of myself as an “elder”, it’s easy to appreciate the intent of Nevada legislators. Requirements of NRS§200.5099 The Nevada Elder abuse law may be a deterrent to senior abuse, but it…

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Cane-Chi – A Fitness and Rehab System

By Jo Gardner | May 25, 2023

Eight time world champion and Grand Master Mark Shuey, with the help of Dr. John Ruberto, Bruce Vinciguerra and Timothy House Introduced Cane Chi. It was a whole new cane-based exercise program with an emphasis on wellness. Cane Chi isn’t martial arts. Instead, it combines resistance bands as well as a cane into a great…

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How Cane Self-Defense Leads to Fitness Too

By Jo Gardner | March 30, 2023

If you were the victim of a violent attack, would you know what to do to defend yourself? Would it be second nature for you to spring into self-defense? Would you have the strength and flexibility to protect yourself and/or others with you? Would you turn your cane into a self-defense mechanism? Training in cane…

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Are Warrior Yoga Classes a Thing?

By Jo Gardner | March 27, 2023

Want to breathe better, feel better, move better? Stop thinking yoga is for wimps and try a class. Grand Cane Master Mark Shuey has proven Yoga is more than a namby-pamby exercise method. Yoga masters know how to breathe properly, are fit, flexible and move better than ever. So is warrior yoga a thing? Not…

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Self-Defense Training; Because Crime Against Seniors Continues

By Jo Gardner | February 22, 2023

Seniors in the United States have been identified by researchers as being more vulnerable to crime. That’s why self-defense training is so important for them. Seniors tend to be more isolated, tend to live in urban areas, depend on public transportation and have predictable routines. Sound familiar? There are more services available in urban areas.…

About that new year's fitness resolution

About that New Year’s Fitness Resolution…

By Jo Gardner | January 30, 2023

The Holidays have come and gone. It’s a new year.  Unless you use a little time to get more fit and flexible, how will you enjoy it?  Luckily, moving with us at The American Cane System is a fun healthy way to keep that new year’s fitness resolution.   We think the fun in fitness and…