There’s no way in hell’s half-acre you can be sure what falls to hand when fighting for your life. Might be anything from a broomstick to a butcher knife.
The mechanics of things vary a great deal by length and such.
So if you care to exit a self-defense situation on the vertical, you’d best be prepared to handle tools properly.
Those who know me are aware that I’m something of a cane fighter. Coincidentally, my great-great-grandfather on my mother’s side, one “Captain” James E. Lyne, is somewhat famous for his hand-made canes.
James and his wife operated a general store with an apothecary and a Civil War relic shop. He ran the relic stand and did the heavy lifting at the general store, while she ran the counter, operated the apothecary, and kept the books.
I don’t believe he was really a captain in the Confederate army though. To hear my great-grandma tell it, he was so young they wouldn’t let him fight in the “War of Northern Aggression” as they called it. She always said all they’d let him do was carry messages and blow a bugle. Rumor has it he said whatever he needed to say to make his battlefield tours fun and entertaining.
Anyway, great-great-grandpa Lyne liked to carve and sell souvenir canes. Here are some pics of his canes by way of canequest.com.
At some point he was also a caretaker of Seven Pines Battlefield. Somewhere around here I have a newspaper article about it. If more folks are interested, I’ll see if I can dig it up and scan it.
Today’s Cabal Fang WOD:
Practice your secondary weapon (I worked with my cane) for at least 10 minutes, making sure that you spend at least 1/3 of that time practicing with your off hand. Then get out an ordinary automobile tire and set a timer for 12 minutes. Complete as many sets as you can before the timer beeps of 10 each: Tire Push-ups, Tire Squat Presses, and Tire V-ups.
Not familiar with auto tires as a workout tool? Want to know how the tire exercises roll? Check out this nifty little eBooklet available for download from the PTDICE website:
TIRES: Auto Tires for Solo and Group Fitness
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