Modesty forbids more.
Posted On:7/26/2007 4:01pm
Style: Muay Thai, BJJ newbie.
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.
That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent
Where the maps are spread,
His eyes fixed upon nothing,
A hand under his head.
- W.B. Yeats
Posted On:7/26/2007 4:07pm
Style: Tao Ga
Posted On:7/26/2007 4:12pm
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?
Competition Team Tag...yes?
Posted On:7/26/2007 11:28pm
Style: FMA, DBMA, MMA
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.
Kuha'o - Kela - Koa
pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:7/27/2007 12:24pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
I like the armor.
Posted On:7/27/2007 1:50pm
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.
Posted On:7/27/2007 2:24pm
This looks pretty cool, I think it looks a lot better than kendo.
Posted On:7/27/2007 2:50pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
This is really cool. Thanks for posting it.
and humble, too!
Posted On:7/27/2007 10:06pm
Style: Systema, BJJ, Arrestling
Yep, there's always a stick nearby in Portugal. They're also called 'mujeres' there.
Seriously though, very cool.
Posted On:7/27/2007 10:44pm
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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