This classic and unique American self defense manual was originally written by A.C. Cunningham in 1912. It details a practical and versatile system of self defense using a common walking cane or... More > umbrella.
Mr. Cunningham's twenty-three lessons include grip and guard positions; the different types of attack and defence techniques; targets, feints, counter-parries and footwork; dealing with multiple attackers and "special cases" such as defending against an attack by a dog, or using a hat as an additional weapon of self defense.
This expanded edition includes over one hundred and seventy new, captioned photographs in addition to the twelve pictures featured in the 1912 original, to help modern readers put Mr. Cunningham's lessons into practice. The 2006 edition also includes a new introduction and bibliography section.
"The Cane as a Weapon" makes a wonderful novelty gift or practical study guide for martial artists, self defense enthusiasts and history buffs alike.< Less