When I first saw the title of this article — Senior citizens embrace ‘cane-fu’ to help fight off trouble — I immediately understood the idea, but thought the name was just a joke, or maybe some marketing buzz to grab headlines. But it turns out, cane-fu actually exists, with over 300 instructors worldwide. And, as all good martial arts, its not just about the fighting, it teaches prevention, and how to keep yourself out of harms way; how to lessen your chances of becoming a target. So, if you’re self-defense minded, take a search around your local area. Maybe there’s a cane-fu instructor near you.