Cane Defense Fundamentals

Featuring Guest Instructor MARK SHUEY,
Grand Master Cane Instructor

Standard class  Dates & Registration

Veterans only class Dates & Registration

Duration: 6 Hours | Class Size: Maximum 40 | Cost $125.00 Standard class
Duration: 3 Hours | Class Size: Maximum 30 | Cost $ 20.00 Veterans Only class, Proof of service required. Includes a custom cane, compliments of Mark Shuey

This 6 hour workshop provides a simple and intuitive training program that will quickly make you more efficient in deploying and using a cane in a modern defensive context. The focus is on tactics and proper mindset development to empower you to manage fear and apply the skills learned in the event of a threat.  Following are some of the topics of the Fundamentals course:

  • Training in Context/Plausibility Principle.
  • The Cane and the Law.
  • The Cane is a Tool.
  • How to Grip the Cane.
  • The Body’s Natural Reactions to Danger.
  • Stance
  • Benefits of the Cane beyond Defense
  • Deploying the Cane
  • Action-Reaction Drill.
  • Angles and Trajectories
  • Targeting Strategy
  • Dynamic skills development and evaluation through various Force on Force scenarios

Mark Shuey, Cane Masters Grand Master Cane Instructor, brings a wealth of experience from an extensive variety of disciplines.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

To enroll in the class, please click Dates & Registration at the top of this page.

If you have questions, please email