Level 1 introduces the student to the style’s fundamentals, including an overview of the system, safety and training considerations, parts of the cane, and how to work with and without a training partner.


The student will learn three fundamental grips, four stances, five empty-hand basics, ten required blocks, twelve striking angles, five methods of punching with the cane, the single-handed jab set, side twirls, front kick, and more.  The student will also learn the introductory level of the cane exercise system which includes proper stretching and strength training, which will develop control, power, and speed for cane techniques.  This level presents the first three CTs(cane techniques).  The curriculum concludes with the style’s first required kata, Reflection 1.