Find great deals for Esgrima Criolla – Ilustrado Spanish Edition by Mario Lopez Osornio MINT. Shop with confidence on eBay!. I came across this while responding to another thread gaucho dueling with long knives (facones) and ponchos. The facon was for the gaucho.

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It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components.

Castells Capurro How was training? The Argentinean Pampa, southern zone of America, fertile and belligerent territory, a new race is born, “the gaucho”, a mixture of Creole, Indian and Spanish, will be the protagonist of the coming wars, from English invasion, battles for independence, wars with other powers, even their internal wars, and always guarding their border. No, create an account now. Sep 5, Messages: It was born in another era where artistic merit eagrima overruled by martial necessity.


Esgrima Criolla is inevitably the knife fighting method for the gauchos of old…Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of other places. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. But this is all done with an experimental eye — does it work with a fully-resisting opponent in front of you trying to cut you? Does it hold up?

I am of the opinion that as a method it serves much greater purpose being low-key, in its original format and without the need to adhere to public opinion.

And, being entrusted with being the English-speaking representative of the beast, my criolal is to promote it as such and maintain it criolal this manner as the English-speaking conduit for the system. Publicado por Jorge Prina en But there was also a specific tradition of dueling for honor, apparently emphasizing slashes to the face.


Anyway as a Westerner who helped on my Papa’s ranch growing up and a practitioner of Escrima FilipinaI find this Argentine cowboy Esgrima Criolla fascinating. The facon criollaa for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy.

Granted, there are techniques, terms and methods, types of specific contextual sparring, and labels for distancing, footwork, grips and positions. While kenjutsu has become an avenue of perfection and specificity with minimal or no actual pressure-testing, I hope the same does not happen with EC. I came across this while responding to another thread Nov 9, 5. In this panorama Creole fencing was well-developed, a fencing of knives, duelist, with rules and techniques, with courage and honor, this fencing is developed with a knife, preferably the facon, a knife of an important size, if I am going to fight, I prefer a large one, remembering that the caronero of Juan Moreira, on the average 33 inches, and added a guard in the shape of a “U” for defense and catching the opponent’s weapon, and always accompanied by the poncho, inseparable friend of Creole, in the good and In the bad, as a coat and as a defense.

From my part, it will not. There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do.

Nov 6, 1. It was born not in the current day as the vast number of martial arts you see today counter to the constant misrepresentation of their origins, most are recently modern, post WWII. A means to an end. But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business. Facon Vs Dagger, Circa Your email address will not be published.


Esgrima Criolla: Esgrima Criolla in english (Creole Fencing)

It is entirely because of this that it gives an entirely honest perspective on the state of modern knife combatives and the modern knife attack. Yes, my password is: EC is not deeply codified at this moment, is not overly structured and does not go the colored belt or ritualized canon route and this is one of the reasons esgroma its base esgeima why I gravitated to it.

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Esgrima Criolla – Ilustrado Spanish Edition by Mario Lopez Osornio MINT

A cerebral approach to personal preservation, self-defense, combatives, and martial arts. The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. The original video didn’t show any changing of the lead but I would think there would be in order to keep the body at range to the opponent’s blade when attacking yet having the shielding action of the poncho forward to defend the blade attacks and again keeping the body away from the attacks.

Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction.

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The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai. Nov 6, 2.

It may not nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated. Search tags for this page.