AARP states in article Mobility Problems: What to Do When a Loved One Has Trouble Getting Around Once you talk about your mobility issues and get it checked by your medical professional, the next step is to “Move”.  When you struggle with balance and mobility, that advice seems easier to give than to follow.  Still, research repeatedly shows us that increasing your physical activity even a small amount daily, can have a powerful impact in function. 

Mark Shuey, of Cane Masters Inc. and North Tahoe Martial Arts, has devoted decades of his life to his passion for helping disabled and mobility challenged to regain at least some of that mobility and confidence.  Grand Master Mark Shuey was one of the founders that Cane Masters Inc. in 1996, not just as mobile handcrafted works of art, but as a vehicle to share his passion for martial arts, specifically centered around the cane.  It soon became clear to GM Shuey, that the cane was a wonderful self defense tool.  Those most vulnerable, would have it out and ready, and could take it anywhere.  Mark Shuey developed the American Cane System, which is recognized around the world, as a discipline of martial arts that taught followers how to utilize their canes to protect themselves.  Out of this discipline, a new discovery was born.  Certain exercises with the cane, helped students recover from injuries faster and more fully.  The gently exercises of Cane Chi, which uses a series of resistance bands and your cane for simple techniques, was actually a powerful rehabilitation technique that medical professionals applauded for the great results it yielded.

Today, the Mark Shuey American Cane System has a few disciplines under its umbrella: Cane Ja- a cane-centric martial art self defense discipline, Cane Fu- a martial art technique, which utilizes the cane fighting techniques, and Cane Chi- a gentle but effective martial art technique that focuses on wellness and health, with movements that build strength and balance in the participants.  Every Mark Shuey American Cane System uses martial arts movements and techniques to build a healthy body with increased mobility and confidence.

You could take the family on a trip to the beautiful scenic Lake Tahoe for training in American Cane System, but you don’t have to.  You can learn in the privacy of your own home in Mark Shuey’s Cane Masters Virtual Dojo.  Grand Master Mark Shuey has degrees in Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.  He has a Master’s Certification with United States National Karate Assoc., American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts and the United States Martial Arts Association.  Mark Shuey is a top competitor in Martial Art Tournaments, and you can learn from him in person, or in one on one virtual sessions or through his collection of recorded classes.    If you are not sure which discipline of the Mark Shuey American Cane System would benefit you the most, you still have a great opportunity to try before you buy, with a one week free guest pass.  This is your chance to check out all the content available and experience the classes for a full week before deciding whether to subscribe.  There are only a limited number of these guest passes still available, so you may want to check it out soon.