Cane combat and singlestick

Presented by Paul Koontz

Mr. Koontz began his study in the martial arts at age 9, and has continued to learn and grow for 40 plus years. After an accident left him using a cane in 1997 he began integrating fencing, singlestick, and empty hand martial techniques into a style called Modern American Single Stick. Further study led to the basic system growing into a full system of self protection in the vein of the physical culture and combat schools of the late victorian era.
During these classes a student will learn to carry , deploy, and strike with the walking cane in a variety of situations. Basic techniques can be practiced to develop skills that will keep you safe in the most hazardous of realms.
During this class no contact or sparring will be allowed. Demonstrations will occur under strict supervision.