About DCFA

Our Mission

DCFA empowers you by providing cane instruction, free classes, affordable canes, and ongoing support.

DCFA is dedicated to equipping individuals of all ages with the skills to utilize a walking cane for self-defense, stretching, and exercise, irrespective of their age, physical condition, strength, or mobility level. Our commitment extends to offering complementary classes, whether in person or online. For those without a favorite walking cane, a high-quality, low-cost ($10-20) cane is provided to participants. With class durations ranging from brief twenty-minute sessions to extensive two-hour courses, our curriculum accommodates diverse schedules. We adhere to a policy of reimbursing travel and associated expenses for our instructors when they conduct in-person training, ensuring a comprehensive and accessible learning experience.