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When swords were outlawed on the streets of Europe in the 19th Century, a new method of self-defense emerged. It's called la Canne Vigny.
French Master-at-arms Pierre Vigny (b.1866) was an Army veteran, a combatives instructor, and chief instructor at the now famous Bartitsu Club operated by Edward William Barton-Wright. Vigny specialized in French savate and the sportive style of stick fighting known as la canne which he modified for more effective self defense.
The Vigny-Lang method is the most highly tested and effective cane defense system ever devised.
H.G. Lang was a Superintendent of the Indian Police, and he drew heavily on Vigny's method when training Indian officers in cane defense. In 1923 Lang published his book Walking Stick Method of Self Defence which became the basis for self-defense training for tens of thousands of Jews living in Palestine during the 1940s.