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, 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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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 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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