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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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?

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The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. Quite a high cost. The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy. 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.

One size does not crilla all so they adapted what was necessary and applicable to them as their life depended on it.

Discussion in ‘ Knife Arts ‘ started by geezerNov 6, But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business. Vriolla compliation eagrima tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less.

It was not the traditional kenjutsu we see practiced now. It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components.


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. 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. Nov 9, 5.

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 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.

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Esgrima Criolla: Esgrima Criolla in english (Creole Fencing)

Castells Capurro How was training? Yes, my password is: Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, esgrimq of which is on this page. EC is not deeply codified at this moment, is not xriolla 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. A means to an end. From my part, it will not. If not, it rapidly gets thrown away.

Esgrima Criolla – Ilustrado Spanish Edition by Mario Lopez Osornio MINT

There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do. It may not nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated.


Does it hold up? I came across this while responding to another thread But there was also a specific tradition of dueling for honor, apparently emphasizing slashes to the face. There is no sure solution.

Log in or Sign up. An unknown destination, had this Creole, who, if he did not have a rsgrima 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 the canopies, with the Indians, to live stealing Maloneando Share This Page Tweet. It was born esfrima another era where artistic merit was overruled by martial necessity.

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Esgrima Criolla is inevitably the knife fighting method for the gauchos of old…Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of other places. The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai. 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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