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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Multiple Oponnents combat simulation - Segunda forma da cruz do meio - Jogo do Pau Português | Esgrima Lusitana

Segunda forma da cruz do meio – Combat Exercise

Combat Exercise against multiple opponents – “Segunda forma da cruz do meio” “Segunda Forma da Cruz do Meio”, exercise present in the technique of the Saint Constable School (Escola do Santo Condestável) for the graduation of Red Ribbon of 2nd Degree, this exercise aims at the simulation of a fight against…

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