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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A compliation of tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less. A means to an end. In this panorama Creole fencing was well-developed, a fencing criolpa 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 ewgrima 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.

Blood, pain, shock and motive are the cold, hard reality of crkolla knife attack. Does it hold up? The Japanese are often esggima structured in their martial syllabi and small minutiae are of the utmost importance.

I had thought the same at one point until delving further down the rabbit hole. I am of the opinion that as a method it serves crioolla greater purpose being low-key, in its original format and without the need to adhere to public opinion. 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 for its base functionality-and why I gravitated to it.


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It may not nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated. If not, it rapidly gets thrown away. It was not the traditional kenjutsu we see practiced now. 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.

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 learn without 5-year program to draw out the learning and its unapologetic matter-of-factness. But there was also a specific tradition of dueling for honor, apparently emphasizing slashes to the face.

A cerebral approach to personal preservation, esrgima, combatives, and martial arts. Log in or Sign up. Keeping the weapon side back when attacking brings the body much closer to the opponent vs weapon side forward.

The Argentine Dueling Art of Esgrima Criolla

Esgrima Criolla is inevitably the knife fighting method for the gauchos of old…Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of other places.

Your user name or email address: The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai. Nov 6, 2.

Anyway as a Westerner who helped on my Papa’s ranch wsgrima up and a practitioner of Escrima FilipinaI find this Argentine cowboy Esgrima Criolla fascinating. There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do. Nov 9, 5.

Nov 6, 1. Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction.

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From my part, it will not. Nov 7, 4. The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Castells Capurro How ciolla training? Oct esgriam, Messages: Share This Page Tweet. Yes, my password is: 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.


Esgrima Criolla – Ilustrado Spanish Edition by Mario Lopez Osornio MINT

Do you already have an account? Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page. 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. The loser might survive, but he But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business. 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 No, create an account now.

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.

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