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.

Incorrect Cane Takedown
Nooooo!!! Not the way to execute a cane takedown.

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. 

The correct way to execute a cane takedown.
This is more like it.

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!” 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Fix It Friday: Butt Out!

  • July 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I agree with you, feet knees and posture is the key foundation of everything.
    It was not until I started training with Shimabukuro and Eishin Ryu and his teacher that head up shoulder straight and seeing the whole room and not just the opponent.
    Miura Sensei is the only teacher that can stack single rolled newspaper and double stack them and do a horizontal cut on the top roll and not disrupt the others.
    When asked how he was able to do this, his reply was perfect technique.
    I wish I had learned this in my younger days, but one must mature, before the learning is absorbed and put to good use.
    P.S. I like your writings.

    • July 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Hello Soke Skip!

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I wish that I had learned many things when I was younger as well. We were not too smart in those days. 🙂 With age comes wisdom!



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