Chuck Erickson

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HOOKED ON THE CROOK

A few years ago my taijiquan teacher asked what weapon I wanted to study.  Most other students had decided on the sword,

I chose the cane. 


You might ask, why would I chose the cane over the sword.  The sword is an extremely effective weapon, but you can't carry a sword around with you, they have little purpose other than cutting,  The cane however, is not only a medical device that can be taken anywhere, it can also serve to protect you.  


In today's world of bad guys, you never know when or where a violent situation may occur.   You can carry a firearm for protection, but requires a permit to carry concealed, and if concealed you have to get to it before you can use it.  With a cane already "unholstered", you are immediately ready to respond to a threat.  I also have knee issues, and the cane would provide me support when needed.   Needless to say, I was hooked on the crook.    

Not long after, I discovered Cane Masters and Grand Master Mark Shuey Sr.  I liked what I saw, so became a student.  I decided the course of study I wanted was for older adults and called "Silver Dragons".   


I am certified to train individuals in the Canemasters  exercise and self-defense system, Cane-Fu.  I look forward to sharing with you, the knowledge I've gained in fitness and self-defense with a cane.


The skills you will learn will increase your self confidence and help protect you in violent situations.



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Cane-Fu Facilitator Certificate

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February 2, 2018


Chuck Erickson


Having successfully advanced to Silver Dragons First Sash and having expressed a desire and proficiency to educate others, is hereby promoted to  Certified Cane-Fu Facilitator and as such entitled to all accompanying ranks, benefits and privileges.



Grand Master Mark Shuey, Sr,

Cane Masters Founder

Silver Dragons Rank Certificates

Silver Dragons Rank Certificates

October 4, 2018 - March 7, 2019


Chuck Erickson


Having successfully met all the requirements and having shown through demonstration his proficiency with The Cane, is hereby promoted to First Sash on this Fourth day of October in the year 2018 and as such is entitled to all accompanying ranks, benefits and privileges



Grand Master Mark Shuey, Sr.

Founder


Chuck Erickson


Having successfully met all the requirements and having shown through demonstration his proficiency with The Cane, is hereby promoted to Second Sash on this 20th  day of  December in the year 2018 and as such is entitled to all accompanying ranks, benefits and privileges.



Grand Master Mark Shuey, Sr.

Founder



Chuck Erickson


has successfully demonstrated skill and expertise with the Cane, and is hereby awarded the Silver Dragons Third Sash this seventh day of February in the year two thousand nineteen.


Authorized and Sanctioned by

Chief Instructor Michael Patterson

and 

Grand Master Mark Shuey, Sr.



Chuck Erickson


has successfully demonstrated skill and expertise with the Cane, and is hereby awarded the Silver Dragons Fourth Sash this seventh day of March in the year two thousand nineteen.


Authorized and Sanctioned by

Chief Instructor Michael Patterson

and 

Grand Master Mark Shuey, Sr.

THUNDER MOUNTAIN TAIJIQUAN

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December 16, 2016


Chuck Erickson


The above named person has demonstrated completion of Michael Phillips 37 Taijiquan form; Jibengong exercises:  including Kai Men, 9 section linear qigong, 8 Brocades, Shoulder Spirals, 5 Treasurers Qigong, Energy work:  Dragon/Tiger Energy lines, Acupoint Massage, Yanji Miquan Taijiquan, Taiji Cane.


Philip J. Hanson

Thunder Mountain Tai Chi

Sierra Vista, AZ