Police in a well-known Florida retirement hub are teaching local senior citizens how to defend themselves with walking sticks during a nine-week “Cane Fu” course.
Boca Raton Police Department officers will be teaching the weekly course, which centers around the use of a cane as a defensive short-range standoff weapon and also involves the honing of situational awareness.
“All of our participants see improvements in balance, mobility, strength and most of all their confidence,” Officer Gwynne Friters said of the course last year.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the skills taught include jabs, strikes and blocks, as well as avoidance and response tactics.
The courses are held at the Boca Raton Police and Fire Training Facility and begin on January 17 of this year.
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