The walking stick method of selfdefense by anonymous. He published this historic manual documenting his cane fighting system. He created a system that could be best described as a mixture of several indigenous european self defence methods, resulting in one of the most complete and effective stick fighting methods ever devised. You can find weaponized self defense walking canes with sharpened points for cutting and tearing, but the best self defense cane is a simple, highquality. The walking stick method of selfdefence academy of. Pdf stick fighting techniques of self defense download. With the carry and use of firearms and knives gradually becoming more restricted by law, the stick is becoming an increasingly viable implement of practical self defense for ordinary citizens. It was written in 1923, and describes itself as a method of fighting that although is a scientific one does not require special training and can be practiced by men, women and children.
Innocuous and unassuming the walking stick or cane, unlike a firearm or edged weapon, is legal to carry anywhere and everywhere. The walking stick method of self defence by h g lang physical. For police purposes the methods described are invaluable. Finally, special thanks to the exiles for hosting the original pdf transciptions. The different methods of defending oneself with a walkingstick or. Lang who was a british officer of the indian police. On the walking stick as a weapon of defence for ladies, unescorted on rambles in the country, too much emphasis can not be laid. First value, this text is part of the legacy of mr. The walking stick method of self defence and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Oak shepherds crook 60 inches tall may also be used as a heavy self defense cane big mans hickory self defense walking cane finished in hand rubbed tung oil. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense is a no nonsense book written for anyone who wants to learn how to use the.
The walking stick method of selfdefence fight times. Imagine the discomfiture of the burliest ruffian on sensing the deft manipulation of what appeared to him to be merely a harmless little walking stick. But if you really read it with care you will find one of the best self defense manuals in the market. A walking stick can be a very practical tool to help us in our selfdefense and has many marital arts applications. Rather than attempt to offer a specific technique to counter every possible attack, the. The walking stick method of self defense the exiles. The walking stick is a convenient and formidable weapon in the hands of a man trained to use it. Wallaces book was based on street defence with the walking stick and included among other things cane and kicking integration, counters to body holds and defences while seated. I learned how to use a cane for self defense when i earned my black belt in hapkido. Selfdefense for seniors the complete guide vive health. Using a walking stick in self defence derryhick sticks.
Wallace added his own signature to the vigny lang method by writing stick fighting for self defense. In case the student of the art of self defence with a walkingstick finds difficulty in mastering the preceding method of defence, here is an alternative, equally effective, and, perhaps, somewhat safer for beginners to practise. With the carry and use of firearms and knives gradually becoming more restricted by law, the stick is becoming an increasingly viable implement of practical selfdefense for ordinary citizens. As part of his legacy in the western martial arts it is a requisite read to recapture the full value of what mr.
Another way to defend yourself when your adversary is armed with a stout stick, and you are carrying only an umbrella or an unreliable cane, in case the student of the art of self defence with a walkingstick finds difficulty in mastering the preceding method of defence, here is an alternative, equally. The bavarian walking stick is a brute force selfdefense cane. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense teaches you powerful streetoriented techniques and proven fighting methods to get you home alive and in one piece. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense by sammy franco pdf, epub ebook d0wnl0ad cane fighting techniques for the real world. A walking stick is probably the only weapon the ordinary. In 1972 a talented self defence instructor named george b.
Shidoshi demonstrates how a cane can be used as a self defense weapon. This cane looks like an ax and will scare off most attackers. Thats right, walking sticks are not just for walking. Whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner, student or instructor, cane fighting. Pierre vigny a very famous in his day french martial artist who devised a system of self defense using ones walking cane. Personally, i have tried one or other of these examples time after time against good swordsmen, and have never failed to bring the trick through successfully. Self defense with a walking stick the different methods of defending oneself with a walking stick or umbrella when attacked under unequal conditions. This manual will soon be available in html format as well. This, and the preceding method of self defense with a walking stick, may be practised upon a swordsman armed with a sword or a dagger with absolute certainty of success. This is speedily being done by kelpie, and we look forward to this.
It explains the guard on the old bartitsu cane photos. In the early 1920s, superintendent of police in india h. Many people do not like the walking cane for self defense because it does not go along with their age, attire or, they simply do not want to be associated with someone who may be disabled. A basic introduction to a few ways to use a walking stick as a self defence tool. Wallace free pdf d0wnl0ad, audio books, books to read, good books to read, cheap books, good books, online books, books online, book. Cane defense for seniors teaches how to block punches and take down attackers using a tool they have on them at all timesa cane. Th e use of these techniques is completely at the risk of the user, and no responsibility is accepted in any way whatsoever for. The skills presented in this outstanding book are versatile, time tested, and still very workable in our modern society. The walking stick method of self defence by knighthawk777. The site also profiles a number of instructors, along. Because lets face it nobody wants to get hit in the face with an ax. A walking stick can be a very practical tool to help us in our selfdefense and has many marital. First of all a big thankyou to ralph grasso, joseph p.
The techniques described and illustrated in this manual represent the authors personal preference for the use of the walking stick or cane for personal self defence. Stick tactics types of canes for personal defense duration. Turn your walking cane into a selfdefense tool the cane is a discreet weapon that can be used for hooking, blocking, and striking, particularly for those citizens who may already be carrying it as a mobility aid. Taking advantage of such opportunity, this course provides training in the appropriate carry, rapid deployment, overall safe operational handling and manipulation of the walking stick cane in a defensive manner. The techniques of the double handed method are the most well known of fairbairns stick system but they are only a small part of his combative stick instruction. Walking stick method of selfdefence by officer of the. One of the members over on fma forum posted this link to a website that is hosting a pdf file entitled. Pierre vigny was a french masteratarms born in paris in 1866 who was active during the late 19th century and early 20th century. I thought that was a great idea because canes can be legally carried and can be a very effective self defense tool. Sullivan, kirk lawson and the bata egroup for allowing us the opportunity to host this manual in pdf format.25 1371 529 568 739 692 187 431 1371 1533 273 390 570 997 1445 1310 1587 473 1309 555 1437 779 1419 1272 740 967 1077 1032 635 772