History Main / CaneFu

25th Feb '17 6:47:59 PM WillKeaton
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The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], the British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savate Savate]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat Canne]] utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be effective in it's designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.

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The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], Hapkido,]] the British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savate Savate]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat Canne]] utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be effective in it's designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.



* There's a form of martial arts invented by the French, "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat La Canne de combat]]", that revolves around using a cane as a weapon. It's roughly similar to sabre fencing.

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* There's a form of martial arts invented by the French, "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat La "La Canne de combat]]", combat,"]] that revolves around using a cane as a weapon. It's roughly similar to sabre fencing.



* [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/DISABILITIES/disabilities-msg.html Sir Kief av Kierstad]], one-legged fighter in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, has achieved knighthood with a single sword and crutch. As immortalized in Leslie Fish's FilkSong "The Cripples' Shield Wall."

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* [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/DISABILITIES/disabilities-msg.html Sir Kief av Kierstad]], Kierstad,]] one-legged fighter in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, has achieved knighthood with a single sword and crutch. As immortalized in Leslie Fish's FilkSong "The Cripples' Shield Wall."



* There ''are'' actual [[http://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=page_3&zenid=4f7934f0447756030e882307506e5a99 self-defense classes for the elderly]]. They're even nicknamed "Cane-Fu".

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* There ''are'' actual [[http://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=page_3&zenid=4f7934f0447756030e882307506e5a99 self-defense classes for the elderly]]. elderly.]] They're even nicknamed "Cane-Fu".
24th Feb '17 2:11:08 AM JackG
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* Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' gets {{kneecapped}} by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).

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* Mike Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' (1975), gets {{kneecapped}} [[KneeCapping shot in the elbow and knee]] by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him Locken to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, revenge so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).
24th Feb '17 2:09:47 AM JackG
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* Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' gets {{kneecapped}} by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).
10th Feb '17 12:50:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' antagonist Roman Torchwick utilizes this as his primary fighting style. It's a particularly epic example considering he uses it to fend of two attackers simultaneously, one of whom utilizes FlashStep and the other a pair of [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon (Shot) Gunchakus]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' antagonist Roman Torchwick utilizes this as his primary fighting style. It's a particularly epic example considering he uses it to fend of two attackers simultaneously, one of whom utilizes FlashStep and the other a pair of [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon (Shot) Gunchakus]]. Beacon headmaster Ozpin is an even more impressive example, given the sheer speed he can wield his cane at.
26th Jan '17 6:55:01 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Forward The Foundation]]'', an aged Hari Seldon is about to be attacked, and uses his weighted cane to smash the would-be attacker before he attacks (advised by his granddaughter Wanda). He gets into some trouble over this.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Forward The Foundation]]'', ''Literature/ForwardTheFoundation'', an aged Hari Seldon is about to be attacked, and uses his weighted cane to smash the would-be attacker before he attacks (advised by his granddaughter Wanda). He gets into some trouble over this.
22nd Jan '17 7:48:14 AM Lloigor
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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch.Murdock. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.
14th Jan '17 2:24:51 PM BattleMaster
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* Canes can be found as melee weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' as well, but they're not very powerful. You can improve them by adding weapon mods like nails, but they're still among the weaker melee weapons in the game.
13th Jan '17 8:16:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** A MythologyGag in the loose remake, ''Film/SororityRow'' has the FinalGirl grab a cane identical to the one used in the original for self-defense.

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** * A MythologyGag in the loose remake, ''Film/SororityRow'' has the FinalGirl grab a cane identical to the one used in the original for self-defense.
13th Jan '17 8:16:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In BrandonSanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' novels, many nobles and trained bodyguards known as hazekillers wield heavy, sturdy dueling canes in place of blades. Metal can be telekinetically manipulated by some kinds of allomancers, making a sword or knife a vulnerability rather than an asset.

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* In BrandonSanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' novels, many nobles and trained bodyguards known as hazekillers wield heavy, sturdy dueling canes in place of blades. Metal can be telekinetically manipulated by some kinds of allomancers, making a sword or knife a vulnerability rather than an asset.
3rd Dec '16 5:30:47 PM ProfessorDetective
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->''"If you try this at home, you'll quickly find out what australopithecus already knew-- swinging a stick doesn't require a lot of training. In fact, it's so basic one could argue that wooden clubbing has been obsolete nearly as long as our vestigial tails. Once you as a one-day-mugging-victim can distinguish between your cane and your hot dog, you're 85% done with all you need to know about stick fighting."''

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->''"If you try this at home, you'll quickly find out what australopithecus Australopithecus already knew-- swinging a stick doesn't require a lot of training. In fact, it's so basic one could argue that wooden clubbing has been obsolete nearly as long as our vestigial tails. Once you as a one-day-mugging-victim can distinguish between your cane and your hot dog, you're 85% done with all you need to know about stick fighting."''



The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A Justified Trope in that the Korean martial art Hapkido, the European Savate and Bartitsu and the French Canne utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be useful in its designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.

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The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A Justified Trope JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art Hapkido, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], the European Savate and Bartitsu British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French Canne [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savate Savate]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat Canne]] utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be useful effective in its it's designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.



* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.
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