Remember, it’s the stick buddy! This refers to the practice of grabbing an opponent’s cane in order to gain control of a fluid situation.
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As pointed out in this video, a common mistake among beginners is not grabbing the cane.
Instead some grab the hand or the wrist area and that leads to a lack of control over the opponent’s cane and a lost opportunity. The opponent can still rotate his wrist and continue the fight.
By grabbing the cane, the player can gain positional advantage over the opponent. There are a number of options that you can exercise from this point on. You would have the option of hitting your opponent with the cane, or locking him up.
Why do we grab the cane? It’s a great way of gaining momentary control over the opponent. Reactions can range from freezing or predictably moving into a position where the driver can apply the finishing shot.
In order to do this, it’s essential to know how to gain control of your opponent in a fluid situation. And it’s important to learn how to acquire the cane. This is an essential part of Modern Arnis.