Class teaches Venice seniors to use canes in self-defense

Author: wink news

VENICE, Fla.- Senior citizens in Florida are turning their weaknesses into weapons.

A new class at Revolutionary Martial Arts & Fitness teaches how to use canes in self-defense.

The so-called, “cane-fu” classes teach seniors how and when to use their canes against attackers. Instructors say the techniques could save a life.

“My mom was attacked here in Venice. She was working at a convenience store. She was 69, she was beaten and robbed,” said instructor Buck Buckmaster.

“I’m going to try to the best of my ability to put them down, 10 seconds or less,” said student Alfonzo Mitchell.

Classes are offered three times a week, any age group is welcome to join.

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