ACSLEVEL1 American Cane System Level 1 Yellow Belt DVD


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This instructional DVD series was created as a means of documenting the core of fundamental information required to test for each level up to first degree black belt. While intended for American Cane System student; this series is beneficial for anyone wishing to learn more about the versatility of the cane as a tool for self-defense and exercise. LEVEL 1 introduces the new American Cane System student the style's fundamentals including an overview of the system and its founder; safety and training considerations; parts of the cane; and how to work with and without a training partner. The student will learn three fundamental grips; four stances; five empty-hand basics; ten required blocks; twelve striking angles; five methods of punching with the cane; the single-handed jab set; side twirls; kicks; and more. The student will also learn the introductory level of the cane exercise system which includes proper stretching and strength training; which will develop control; power; and speed for cane techniques. There are 100 fundamental self-defense techniques (CTs) that must be learned in order to test for black belt. This DVD presents the first three CTs (cane techniques). The DVD concludes with the style's first required kata; Reflection 1. The kata is presented at power and speed; and from Front; Side; and Back views at half-speed. The kata is then broken down into segments which clarify important subtleties and practical applications of the defensive scenarios. 79 minutes.