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American Eagle Cane Style Video Textbook

The American Eagle Cane Style is more than  physical movements; there is a mental state which is essential to any traditional martial art style.  It has a center and philosphy.  While it offers a great physical workout, it can also be a means to develop self-confidence, discipline, self-esteem, and self-worth.  The old way of training in the martial arts is not necessarily the right way or only way of training, but it must be kept alive as a choice for those who seek it.  The American Eagle Cane Style is such a style.  Founded by Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall, Jr., Headmaster Eric Stalloch, and Master Lynn Jessee, this style is taught at the American Martial Arts Institute.  The true test for a style is the test of time, and it is hoped that this video and the American Eagle Cane Style textbook will help the style’s instructors and students to maintain its high standards with consistency so that it may be shared with generations to come.

If you are not a student of this style, you may find this video informative; however, it is intended to assist students  with what they have learned from their instructor.  It is not an instructional video and cannot take the place of a qualified teacher.  The video includes segments about this style and school’s center and philosophy, types of canes, cane care, stances, guard hand techniques, and some of the style’s basic forms (12 of the 30), CTs (25 of the style’s 75 fundamental cane self defense techniques are represented), Kata (including Basic Kata, Anvil, Reflection 2 and Basic Kata from wheelchair), breaking, and more.  It is a cross-section of knowledge that will help the beginner and advanced student alike.  This video and the instructional textbook document and carve in stone 90% the style’s techniques, while leaving room for future growth.  There are additional techniques, self defense, and kata (forms) that are not presented here.

The instructors for this video are Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall, Jr., Headmaster Eric Stalloch, and Master Lynn Jessee.  Grandmaster Crandall is the head and founder of the American Martial Arts Institute and American Eagle Style.  He is also a co-founder of the American Eagle Cane Style.  Eric Stalloch is the Headmaster of the American Eagle Cane Style, and Grandmaster Crandall’s designated successor for the American Eagle Style and American Martial Arts Institute.  For more information visit

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