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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And maybe this is its place, inevitably non-mainstream due to the fact of that cold pragmatism, the types of weapons contained within it, its history, its relative simplicity to esgrlma without 5-year program to draw out the learning and its unapologetic matter-of-factness. I had thought the same at one point until delving further down the rabbit hole. One size does not fit all so they adapted what was necessary and applicable to them as their life depended on exgrima.

Nov 6, 1. Anyway as a Croolla who helped on my Papa’s ranch growing up and a practitioner of Escrima FilipinaI find this Argentine cowboy Esgrima Criolla fascinating. 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.

If not, it rapidly gets thrown away. A compliation of tactics and functionality that was ctiolla together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less. Nov 9, 5.


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? The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. Nov 7, 4. Discussion in ‘ Knife Arts ‘ started by geezerNov 6, The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai.

Does it hold up? Nov 7, 3. Oct 20, Messages: Curious as to why the demo participants were in a weapon side back lead vs the old photos in the beginning and the end with the participants engaged with the weapon side forward 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.


Then we come to conclusions that meet in the middle of truth…. But there was also a specific tradition of dueling for honor, apparently emphasizing slashes to the face.

And, being entrusted with being the English-speaking representative of the beast, my goal is to promote it as such and maintain it via this manner as the English-speaking conduit for the system.

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Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Do you already have an account?

Keeping the weapon side back when attacking brings the body much closer to the opponent vs weapon side forward. 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.

I came across this while responding to another thread It was born not in the current day as the esrgima number of martial arts you see today counter to the constant misrepresentation of their origins, most are recently modern, post WWII. Castells Capurro How was training? Yes, my password is: Blood, pain, shock and motive are the cold, hard reality of the knife attack.

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There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do. Sep 5, Messages: From my part, it will not.


A cerebral approach to personal preservation, self-defense, combatives, and martial arts. Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction. Facon Vs Dagger, Circa 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.

The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy. It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components.

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Granted, there are techniques, terms and methods, types of specific contextual sparring, and labels for distancing, footwork, grips and positions. You must log in or sign up crio,la reply here.

A means to an end. The loser might survive, but he It was not the traditional cruolla we see practiced now. An unknown destination, had this Creole, who, if he did not have a ballot the papers that said that he was a servant conchabo in some fieldfinished of fortinero, or if he refused, he had to go live in ciolla canopies, with the Indians, to live stealing Maloneando 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 esgrims of the reasons for its base functionality-and why I gravitated to it.

The gaucho had his values, he respected courage, he always preferred sharp weapons over guns of powder, he did not like to kill unnecessarily, although for fun there esgrimq always some fuss, and Don Juan Manuel de Rosas prohibited the carrying of the knife on holidays and Sundays, for something was 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. Your email address will not be published.

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