Obviously, good structure is important in the execution of the cane takedown. In executing this technique, don’t get your butt out!
Like most “Fix It Friday” clips, this video concerns the role of good structure in the execution of the cane take down/compress elbow technique. As with any lock, you need not compromise your body structure in order to execute this technique. If you maintain good posture, structure and proper positioning, this technique is quite easy to execute. There is no need to bend down to make the lock work, like in the picture below.
Believe it or not, I have seen a couple of videos either on YouTube or on Facebook that showsthis technique being executed as in the above photo. Those videos are quite cringeworthy.
As it turns out, I did a video on “How To Do A Modern Arnis Cane Takedown” last fall. Note the structure in this video. Notice that I did not “butt out!” 🙂