Why martial arts for seniors? Or, to pay lip service to being pc, why should boomers and old folks be interested in a martial art? Simple answer: reversing or slowing the effects of age. Sorry, I can’t help with the grumpiness! Actually, exercise is a great stress reliever and mood elevator so, maybe I can…<grin>.
Naked senior foils B.C. home invasion
Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. :
A Port Alberni, B.C., senior aborted a home invasion on Sunday by wrestling a 12-gauge shotgun away from a female suspect and fending off her male accomplice, police say.
Boomers are getting older but though most feel very in-control of their lives, some have just a wee bit of edginess about self defence. Therefore many are very interested in cane fighting and self defense with a cane.
The ax hand or striking shuto is a very strong move. It can be used in many ways and I’ve shown a few. It performs well in combination with other techniques.
During a class on cane defence for seniors, I got Joe, my BulletMan to give the class a rush. Here is one tough lady giving her all!
This was a Raising Canes class at Silver Threads.
Your hometown may be a peaceful and beautiful place to live and to raise children, but if you travel, whether for business or retirement pleasure, some destinations you reach are not so hospitable. A stout cane may be the only weapon allowed as a carry-on on every aircraft since 9-11. That is because it serves a legitimate purpose other than self defense though it is very useful for that purpose.
The chin jab is a very strong move. This short clip starts with a discussion of even small people can create a lot of power with proper body dynamics.
Done correctly with good timing, this technique can be a fight ender by itself but never, never, depend on that!
It also lends itself nicely to combinations with other techniques.
Here is an introduction to the cup hand strike. Very good in combination; it is fast and can create openings for more serious follow-up.
For you seniors, you will be glad the girls in your youth did not know how to slap like this! :)
And, for your viewing enjoyment, here is an expert doing a demo…Martin slaps Slavo.
The knee spike is a natural follow up to the chin jab or an ear cup (boxing the ears) used as an entry.
The original lesson:
One would think that a gun beats a knife every time. With superior weaponry, the fight should be easily won. Sergeant Dennis Tueller, of the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department, showed that it was not that simple.