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    Jogo do Pau (portuguese stickfighting)

    This is an OLD portuguese martial art. I saw no thread about it here and decided to post this, specially because there are some very good videos on youtube.

    Enjoy it. The first video includes not only a demonstration, but also sparring with long sticks and short sticks, as well as 2X1 sparring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSDSsereOdg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdeIBRluoAw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYBy6MpKWOI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VES
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    kewl!

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    Isn´t it. I´d love to see a Dog Brothers/Silat/Whatever vs Jogo do Pau fight.

    It does look a lot like swordfighting doesn´t it?
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    There's a thread kinda related to this on the Dog Brothers public forum. It's specifically about stickfighting in the Canary Island's - meh, I know the Canary islands are technically Spanish territory, but I figure there's gotta be some crossover. There are some links in the thread as well.

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    I like the armor.

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    I am just relating what a portuguese friend told me, but apparently Jogo do Pau is a developmente of medieval swordfighting techniques, not related to Indonesian arts.

    In fact it was rather popular as a self defense skill back in the 50s.
    That civilisation may not sink,
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    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
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    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


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    This looks pretty cool, I think it looks a lot better than kendo.

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    This is really cool. Thanks for posting it.

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    Yep, there's always a stick nearby in Portugal. They're also called 'mujeres' there.

    Seriously though, very cool.

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    Hmm, interesting I wonder how much of that is based on work with the Portugese longsword. I could see the single stick techniques being based some form of Messer like weapon. But who knows perhaps it's merely based on the saber, hard to tell.

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