The American Cane System
The American Martial Arts Institute is under the direction of its founder, Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall, Jr. He is the founder and Grandmaster of the empty-hand style American Eagle Style, and he is Headmaster of the Iaido style Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall. Under Grandmaster Crandall's supervision, two American Martial Arts Institute instructors, Mr. Eric Stalloch and Mrs. Lynn Jessee, are fully certified CaneMasters through Grandmaster Mark R. Shuey, Sr., the head and founder of the American Cane System and the Cane Masters International Association. The American Martial Arts Institute is the only school in New York State certified to teach the American Cane System.
Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr.
The American Cane System is a martial arts style founded by Grandmaster Mark R. Shuey, Sr. Grandmaster Shuey holds an 8th Dan in Hapkido, a 7th Dan in Tang Soo Do, and numerous other distinctions. This American style has been internationally recognized and demonstrated, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, features on CNN, the CBS Early Show, Fox News, and several major martial arts magazines. This style utilizes the versatility of the walking cane (both with a crook and without) for self-defense and physical fitness. As a defensive art, it includes traditional katas, blocks, strikes, self-defense, kicks, and empty-hand skills in conjunction with the cane. It prioritizes awareness and self-confidence, and it possesses a strong foundational heritage in traditional martial arts styles. For more information about Grandmaster Shuey and Cane Masters International Association, please visit Canemasters.Com
Classes are available for men and women ages 18 and older. All classes are one-hour in length and taught by a certified Cane Master. Our full-time training facility provides a safe and professional environment for training. All classes follow an educationally sound structure and include stretching, blocks (single-handed and double-handed), fundamental strikes, basic kicks, traditional katas, self-defense (standing and seated), an exercise system, two-person drills, and more. Health, awareness, and personal safety are a priority. You do not need to have an injury or disability in order to learn how to use a cane for exercise and self-defense. Our students range from 18 years of age up to late 80s. They also range in levels of physical fitness and mobility. Talk to an instructor to learn more. Training in the American Cane System will improve your self-confidence and feeling of personal safety in a constantly changing world. Training with a cane is enjoyable, and while traditional martial arts are serious, the experience of training is also fun. You will notice increases in balance, strength, and flexibility. Also, the cane is practical. You can carry it anywhere, down the street, on an airplane, in a courthouse, or while out shopping.
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