TACS is Your “Self Defense Classes Near Me”

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TACS Separated to Focus on Wellness and Self-Defense Years ago, when searching for “self defense classes near me”, The American Cane System might not have been the first result, but it is the best one. The American Cane System was once part of Cane Masters, which was also founded by Grandmaster Mark Shuey. As a…

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How to Fight the Danger of Hate Crimes Against Seniors

Myths about Hate Crimes Against Seniors actually put Seniors in Danger Myth #1 Hate Crimes against Seniors Don’t Happen Myth #2 Training in Self Defense is Dangerous for Seniors Fact: Hate crimes against seniors, especially Asian Americans, have surged since COVID pandemic began. It’s kind of strange to hear about hate crimes against seniors. I’m…

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Senior Safety Through Training

Senior Safety Through Training

Senior Safety through training is a mission of The American Cane System. When we see it in action, we LOVE it! The other day in the store I met a woman whose fighting cane lay within reach across her shopping cart. Her cane-less walk was steady and she smiled when she saw me eyeing the…

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Anatomy of a Fighting Cane – More Than a Crutch

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A fighting cane is more than a crutch. It is a wonderfully inconspicuous, highly effective and sometimes, a deadly self-defense tool once you learn to use it. Yet, when people have to use a cane for mobility, their egos have a huge adjustment to undergo. Perhaps they don’t realize the statement a fighting cane can…

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First, Full Yogic Breath

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Cane Fu, But First, Breathe Before you kick, before you learn defensive arcs with your cane, learn to breathe.  “Of course I’m breathing; I’m alive,” you react.  We’re not talking about the light breathing of regular living.   We’re talking about the kind of breathing that strengthens your lungs and gets the toxins out.  Full yogic…

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Why The American Cane System

The American Cane System is an exciting and fun, way to learn self-defense techniques, while gaining strength, independence and confidence. But I wondered why the American Cane System was created.

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What is Cane Fu?

Cane Fu was developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, founder of Cane Masters Inc. and North Lake Tahoe Martial Arts, as part of The American Cane System, which includes Cane Fu, Cane Do and Cane Chi.

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