Jessica atleta da Esgrima Lusitana Cascais antes de um combate

When the technique is correct but you are not getting the results

There are times, in the training / learning of each athlete, where we can recognize that this one presents a correct technique but that lacks effectiveness, applicability or ability to reach competitive performances. In the case of the Esgrima Lusitana | Jogo do Pau Português, we often see a student develop their technical skills, a […]

Logotipo e Localização da Esgrima Lusitana Cascais

Esgrima Lusitana Cascais Non Profit Organization

WE ARE A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. It’s Official!!! Esgrima Lusitana Cascais | Jogo do Pau Português, was constituted as a non-profit association on July 6, 2017. We formed this Organization with the objective of development, dissemination and teaching of Portuguese martial art in the region of Cascais and beyond. Our voluntary and informal work over […]

Demonstração de sarilhos da Escola do Santo Condestavel em Belém, Lisboa

“Sarilhos”, “Formas” and “Séries” in Jogo do Pau Português | Portuguese Stickfighting

Sarilhos, Formas and Séries are training methods in the “Jogo do Pau | Esgrima Lusitana” martial art that to some degree can be compared or described as the “Kata” of the Portuguese traditional martial art. These exercises are characterized by the absence of one or multiple opponents during the execution of a combination of attacks […]

Sinal com Numero 1 sobre mancha de sangue no chão como "prova" em cena de crime

Aptitude for Street fighting in Martial Arts and MMA

These days, we see on YouTube and TV a lot of MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters, coaches and promoters criticizing traditional martial arts, self-defence systems and so forth, usually presenting themselves as experts in everything concerning fighting and commenting on the lack of applicability these might have in real combat/ street fighting scenarios. This is […]

People Distracted in the street in a potencial self defense scenario

Can’t Learn Self-Defense in the Two-day Courses

I write this article to demystify a little of what is sold out there as courses, workshops and self-defense classes. In my opinion, “buying” (believing) 90% of these courses is more dangerous than not knowing anything at all. The reality of it is simple to understand. A man or woman who has never practiced sports, […]

Esgrima Lusitana - Jogo do Pau a Arte Marcial Portuguesa treino na Quinta da Regaleira

Training for form or function? Martial Arts or Gym?

I Write this post with the awareness that I’m going to blow the lid off a lot of people … but I don’t really care. Let the criticisms, comments and insults come. Just remember we practice with wood sticks, we practice to hit to the body and usually, without protections. For me, this is the […]