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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 the last 5 years had already requested that we officialize it and now it’s done. We’ve grown and we owe it to Esgrima Lusitana |Portuguese Stickfighting, tio take this first step, essential for the development of the sport.   Our responsibility has increased, so did our commitment. This evolution was sponsored by D EVO, which… Read More

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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, or practices the occasional race or gym, is not physically, technically and psychologically prepared for a “no rules” violent confrontation with a more experienced, more aggressive and accustomed to violence opponent. To be clearer still, regular martial arts practitioners with 2 weekly training sessions are also not prepared for this type of confrontation. Being convinced… Read More

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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 question of the day for those who decide to play sports and are undecided about going to a gym or a martial art. If your goal is to have a body for selfies, to show at the beach or gym, martial arts and combat sports are not for you … Sign up for a gym,… Read More

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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 several opponents, with the added difficulty of maintaining the coordination between 4 athletes. Exercise performed by 4 athletes:: José Augusto, Carlos Fernandes, Nelson Neto e Sérgio Melo. This exercise can be carried out time by time, or as in this case, performed at the time of the form, depending on the graduation and evolution level of the athletes. Training filmed… Read More

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