Martial arts studio offers free 'Cane-Fu' self-defense seminar for seniors

Jerry Veneskey (right) demonstrates cane self-defense techniques

Self-defense is not just for the young or perfectly fit anymore. Most street predators will take the path of least resistance and target someone who appears to be vulnerable.

So where does that leave granny, granddad or the person who has some type of permanent or partial disability? That’s right!  They are the most likely to be victimized, because they are least likely to be able to defend themselves.

In this day and age, no community, not even Westlake or Bay Village is immune from this kind of crime. However, with the latest craze in martial arts training, sometimes referred to as “Cane–Fu”, Combat Cane Fighting or Cane Self-Defense, senior citizens and those who find a need to use a cane now have a option.

Westlake Martial Arts, located at 27321 Detroit Road, Westlake, will be offering classes for those interested in learning how to use the cane for self-defense purposes. A free, hour-long seminar will be offered on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with light refreshments provided.

Introducing this program will be Guro (pronounced "guru") Jerry Allen Veneskey, who has over thirty-five years of martial arts experience. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate and a 5th level black sash in Kali, a weapons-based Filipino martial art.

For more information on more upcoming seminars and classes, contact Master Gary Yano of Westlake Martial Arts at 440-250-2787.

Gary Yano is a Westlake resident and co-owner of Westlake Martial Arts.

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