In addition to the Kobudo curriculum, Hoshin Dojo implements cane based self-defense techniques and tactics.  The techniques that we train are a combination of those found in Mugai-Ryu Iaihyodo, the Cane Masters program, and adaptations of Kobudo based weapons.


The value of cane training is simple.  As we get older and lose our physicality, a cane can provide us with the ability to defend ourselves against a larger, stronger aggressor.  In addition to its effectiveness, the cane is a versatile weapon of self-defense.  Officially considered a medical device, the cane can be taken places that even a legally concealed gun cannot.



Hoshin Dojo is affiliated with the American Cane System.  For more information, please visit