Esgrima Lusitana Cascais – Portuguese Stickfighting


The Esgrima Lusitana Cascais Jogo do Pau Association, has as its purpose the propagation and instruction of the long-stick and combat baton Self-defence system of the Portuguese traditional martial art in the Cascais region.

This traditional martial art is part of Portugal’s history, culture and identity, it has been transformed and adapted to the interests of each school and practitioners, being at this moment embracing enough to be considered as a modern contact sport, with an active development in multiple components like:

. Competition Sport with regulations, and rankings;
. Maintenance and physical activity;
. Traditional Martial Art, included in the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA);
. Representation, Performance Activity.

Here we practice the Traditional Portuguese Martial Art, the personal defence system par excellence, in its traditional aspect the Long-stick as well as in the most recent component and with greater applicability in terms of personal defence, the Combat and Self-defence Baton according to the technique of Esgrima Lusitana | Jogo do Pau Português (Portuguese Stickfighting) developed by the “Escola do Santo Condestável”

In Cascais the training that we develop always aims at real combat, the practical application of what is the root of a pure technique of self-defence, we nevertheless include the other components  indicated above not by itself, but as a set of values ​​and knowledge which complement our training and development.

We want to be effective, and for this we have to test our abilities against our opponents, regardless of  is size, his speed or technique he uses …  In the end It’s in ourselves we will find our strongest opponent, and it’s this opponent that we have to overcome physically, technically and mentally …

Esgrima Lusitana - Jogo do Pau a Arte Marcial Portuguesa practice at Quinta da Regaleira