In the News!

Cane Masters In the News!


Over the past few years, we have received a lot of attention from the news media all around the country and beyond. Please check out the articles and videos below from the "Fourth Estate"!



20/20 with Host Chris Cuomo

September 7, 2012


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Pictured here Canemaster Merle McAlpin and Cane-Fu Instructor Mike Patterson with 20/20 film crew.


Mark, Canemaster Merle McAlpin and Cane-Fu Instructor Mike Patterson were all involved with the production of "Seniors Fighting Back", produced by Eamon McNiff of ABS News for the 20/20 news journal. Along with a cane class from the Edgar Johnson Senior Center in Palatka Florida, self-defense techniques and strategies using the cane were shown and offered as an efficient and effective way for seniors to protect themselves. 

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The Wall Street Journal

July 2008


This article, written by Jennifer Levitz, was seen on the front page of the second section and the term "Cane-Fu" was coined.


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PBS Retirement Revolution: The New Reality

July 2009


Produced by Brian Boyer and hosted by Paula Zahn for PBS, the show focuses on what retirement looks like for "baby boomers", and one section highlights the Cane-Fu Self-Defense and Exercise systems.


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The Colbert Report

June 2009


Stephen Colbert is famous for his tongue-in-cheek satires of events of the day, including Cane Masters! On the "Enemy Within" segment, Mr. Colbert took a humorous jab at Mark Shuey Sr. and seniors learning to use the cane. This is a MUST watch!


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The Associated Press

March 2009


Craig Litten wrote this article for the "AP" and it was picked up by many regional papers, including the Gainsville Sun.


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CBS News

July 2009


Watch a group of women practice the art of Cane-Fu. These ladies are NOT to be messed with!


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June 2012


Here is a recent story of a woman in Spokane Washington who took matters into her own hands!


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USA Today

July 2009


Another in the national series of articles about Cane-Fu and using the cane for self-defense.


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