What is American Cane Self Defense?

American Cane Self Defense(ACSD) is the premier reality-based tactical Cane Self Defense system worldwide.  While others have introduced the Cane within the realm of martial arts, ACSD is the first to introduce the Cane as a stand-alone, tactical self-defense system.

The system was developed and introduced by founder and American Cane Self Defense pioneer Joe Robaina. Robaina, who in over three decades attained master ranks in various martial arts, introduced concepts, strategies, and training methods with step-by-step curriculums that allow anyone to learn and be effective with the Cane in real-time. 

The purpose of ACSD training is to engrain the life-saving Cane Self Defense responses in the nerve system under the stress of an actual attack, so you’re not paralyzed by the fear and shock of the moment. Instead, you can respond effectively, with the mental, verbal, and physical skills so you can save your life or your loved ones’.

Also unique to ACSD are the empty hand translations to the Cane Self Defense applications, for times you don’t have your Cane and may find yourself empty-handed. No problem, the American Cane Self Defense Empty Hand System is as effective as any in existence. This unique approach to practical and efficient self-defense training sets ACSD apart as the world’s #1 Tactical Cane Self Defense system.

  1. Cane Self Defense:  You learn the cognitive, verbal, and physical Cane Self Defense skills that allow you to respond without freezing up under stress or having the Cane taken away from you, so you can save your life and protect your loved ones. There are various courses ranging from the Cane At Home 6 Week Challenge, which gives you the ability to command respect with the Cane with just your first 2 hours of training to the dynamic Self Defense scenario-based American Cane Boxing to the Cane Morph course that prepares and empowers you to survive multiple assailants. Most courses are offered to you both live and home-study, making it convenient to learn from the comfort and safety of anywhere.
  1. Combat Cane Spinning: Also known as maneuverability or freestyling, is a fast-growing art/social sport with tons of anti-aging benefits. This is the flashy twirling, spinning, and “tricks” you may have seen Combat Caners doing in a fun, social atmosphere. Caners range from ages 7 to 97, and the hallmark of ACSD Combat Cane Spinning is that the maneuvers have combative applications. ACSD introduced many of today’s maneuvers and skills are known as the Robaina-Line of Combat Cane Spinning to differentiate it from other styles of Cane maneuverability. ACSD created the Combat Cane Spinning Society for training, rank advancement, events, and ensuring the preservation of the art.
  1. Cane-Fitness: The ACSD Cane-Fitness system offers a unique method of exercise that improves cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, balance, ambidextrous skills, trains the brain – in enjoyable group classes or private settings. The training is appropriate for all ages and can be modified to accommodate physical injuries. Instructors are all certified in the method, and Classes are offered live or via video.

Beyond DVDS, pre-recorded material which is old technology, American Cane Self Defense offers you LIVE online Cane Self Defense Training where we get to correct you in real-time. You can’t attend live sessions, no problem; you’ll have the recorded session the same day, with unparalleled support, guidance, and accountability.

To Get Started on your Cane Self Defense Journey, regardless of your level of experience, from beginner to instructor alike, call (888) 487-1149 for your No Cost Cane Clarity Call, where you will have a personal blueprint based on your Cane Training goal(s), so you know exactly what to do every time you pick up your Cane. You don’t waste time with mission-less training.

PLEASE, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO LEARN THE CANE FROM YOUTUBE… IT LEADS TO NOTHING TANGIBLE. NO MEASURABLE, VISIBLE RESULT SINCE YOU DON’T HAVE A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO GUIDE, SUPPORT, AND HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE IN YOUR TRAINING. WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT AND STRUCTURED CURRICULUM, YOU WILL NOT MAKE IT. WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED WITH YOUR CANE TRAINING, and IT BEGINS BY CALLING 888) 487-1149!

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Here’s the Official Definition of Robaina Style Combat Cane Spinning by the Combat Cane Spinning Society: 

Combative Cane Spinning is one of the three main components of American Cane Self Defense (ACSD). It is also the most misunderstood by traditional Cane practitioners who are only familiar with the old and limited Cane Spinning they were exposed to in their training.

Joe Robaina and the Combat Cane Spinning Society have taken Cane Spinning from the horse and buggy to the Learjet in terms of skills, applicability, practicality, structure, community, support, and dare we say…Cool and Fun! 

It consists of solo, combative movements in a non-scripted flow and in a two-player format referred to as “Cane Play.” The training teaches students simulated combat while applying the ACSD techniques with power, speed, and accuracy in a controlled manner.

Combat Cane Spinning teaches and refines practitioner’s (Player’s) footwork, timing, coordination, and control. In application, the Cane Player executes a series of fluid defensive and counter-strike movements that simulate combat against one or multiple opponents. The combative flows feature strikes, parries, thrusts, and spins at varying tempos and heights, whether solo or paired.

As the name implies, the hallmark of Combat Cane Spinning and one of the key features that differentiate it from other forms of Cane Spinning is the combative emphasis. Every maneuver, footwork, and technique is performed with a self-defense purpose.

CCS is an activity that appeals to Cane Players of all ages with physical, mental, and social benefits. It is more social than competitive, and in Cane Play, the emphasis is on pointing out the opponent’s openings without making contact while exhibiting skill, speed, and control. While the Canes make contact, striking the opposing player is prohibited.

Performed at the highest levels, it is an art that exhibits fluidity, elegance, and control amongst Cane Players referred to as “Caners” in ACSD culture.

Whether Spinning or Cane Play, CCS sessions can provide a complete workout, emphasizing hand-eye coordination, stamina, balance, agility, and flexibility.

From a social perspective, the goal of Combat Cane Spinning is to bring families and communities together with an activity that enhances and preserves mind-body coordination and is carried out in a joyful atmosphere.