stick weapon

The French developed the walking stick into a formidable self-defense tool that became known as la canne. Learn how it was adopted into traditional savate training in the 1800s and has remained part of the kicking art ever since!

By the 19th century, the walking stick had become the hallmark of distinction, authority and strength. For the gentlemen of the era, it was not only an indispensable fashion accessory but also a source of confidence, security and nonverbal deterrence on the streets of Europe.

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