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Since 2008, Blind Fury Cane-Do has been providing instruction in the martial arts in the Arlington, TX area.
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INSPIRE-ENCOURAGE-EMPOWER The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance. This is where Blind Fury Cane-Do comes in! Training in Blind Fury Cane-Do is a graduation from who you used to be to who you want to be. And to take your Martial Art out of the Dojo and put it to work, out in the world.
What Is Blind Fury Cane-Do?
Cane-Do (doe) translates into "the association for the way of the cane." Cane-Do or Cane Fu, "the way of the cane", is a martial art developed by various martial arts masters including Master Joe Robaina, Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr and Grandmaster Soke Dave Mcneill, key advisors. Blind Fury Cane-Do was Founded and Developed by Sensei Larry Corrales, a seasoned martial artist in various traditional martial arts including weapons (also legally blind). Blind Fury Cane-Do is a reality based self protection system customized for teaching blind or partially blind people self defense, self confidence, exercise using the cane and coping skills (very unique training). Many times Sensei Corrales has said maybe we should call it Blind Fury CAN DO, because he says "if you can focus your mind, your body and your heart into something, you CAN DO anything!" This martial art revolves around the use of the cane as a self defense, personal fitness, and healing art. Sensei Corrales, being legally blind himself, saw the need to help the vision imppaired and developed Blind Fury Cane-Do to teach those with vision issues, methods on how to cope more with thier vision loss, protect themselves with the cane, increase exercise activity and also build self confidence. Living in todays society is not easy, now lets add vision loss or impairment to the equation. Mr. Corrales has experienced and has seen an increase in attacks on those persons that are blind or partially blind and he wanted to start a curriculum of self protection designed especially for those with a vision handicap. Sensei Corrales envisioned the need for self protection using the cane specifically for the vision impaired. While the components of Cane Weaponry can also be found in other cane systems and martial arts, Blind Fury Cane-Do is unique in that it teaches the Blind or Partially Blind Person how to use their white cane or hooked cane in self defense and also a great exercise program. Also taught is the hand-to-hand interpretations of the cane techniques to make for a complete martial art. Many practitioners of other styles are surprised to learn of the vast variety of hand to hand techniques taught in the system. However, they all stem from the principles of cane self defense. In this sense Blind Fury Cane-Do is a throw-back to the times when the samurai's major art was the sword. Their hand to hand techniques where based on the sword principles. Blind Fury Cane-Do offers the student integration of mind and body in self defense, personal fitness, and healing. It is based on three tenents: courage, love, and patience. Through diligent and sincere training in Blind Fury Cane-Do the student gains a greater understanding and appreciation for these tenents.>
Thank you with much respect for support and assisting:Goju Shorei Cane Master Dave Mcneill, Cane Masters-Mark Shuey, Cane-Do Kai U.S.A- Joe Robaina
What is Karate, which this cane art is partially derived from?
"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
-- Gichin Funakoshi
Karate translated either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.
Okinawan Karate styles tend to be hard and external. In defense they tend to be circular, and in offense linear. Okinawan Karate styles tend to place more emphasis on rigorous physical conditioning than the Japanese styles. Japanese styles tend to have longer, more stylistic movements and to be higher commitment. They also tend to be linear in movement, offense, and defense.
Both tend to be high commitment, and tend to emphasize kicks and punches, blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, joint manipulations and a strong offense as a good defense. Karate techniques consist basically of hand and foot techniques. Hand techniques are divided into defensive or offensive moves. Foot techniques are divided into kicking techniques; snap and thrust kicks. Other important elements of Karate include stances, posture, body shifting, hip rotation, and breathing.
Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.
An art of self-defense as well as a sport, Karate has in recent decades proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.