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Free workshop for veterans will teach unique qualities of the cane

From staff reports

Veterans can learn self-defense skills with a cane on Nov. 9 during a free, 3 1/2-hour workshop at Corbin Senior Activity Center.

The workshop will show how, with simple exercises, the use of the cane can enhance strength, mobility, balance and agility.

The workshop will be taught by two cane self-defense grand masters: Mark Shuey, creator of the American Cane System, and Thomas Forman, owner of Valhalla Security Consulting.

Shuey has shown the cane to be a formidable weapon and a tool of empowerment for anyone with proper training, a news release said.

With their combined knowledge in martial arts and self-defense tactics, Shuey and Forman created a cane self-defense form for wounded soldiers, and launched the Warrior Cane Project in the early 2000s.

The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Each participant will be sized for a cane when the doors open.

Nonveterans can participate in the workshop for $100 which will include a cane.

For more information, call Aaron Anderson at (509) 315-3214 or send email to

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