Portuguese Stick Fighting.

Discussion in 'Misc. Stick Arts' started by arnisador, May 2, 2007.

  1. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    This thread on MartialTalk contains some clips on Portuguese stick fighting (Jogo do pau).

    I have a book on it on my shelves but haven't looked at it in much detail yet.

  2. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    Interesting! I liked the lower clip a lot better...it was really cool watching the 1-against-2 :D
  3. wes tasker

    wes tasker New Member

    I've been eyeing that book for awhile now at Borders. Now we just need some more material about Juego de Palo and Garrote Larense as well.

    -wes tasker
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Yes, I'd very much like to see about Garrote Larense, which reminds me of the Portuguese system!
  5. 408kali

    408kali Member

    Beyond the systems, which seems like something one might have to travel quite far to experience first-hand to train in-depth, I would like to purchase a lemonwood stick of the type utilized in Garrote Larense. I am way curious about those! I actually attempted to contact someone from that system regarding the purchasing of one, to no avail. Ah well such is life!
    They all interest me nonetheless!


  6. gagimilo

    gagimilo Member

    Presuming that the book you people are talking about is the one written by luis Preto, I would highly recommend it. It is really well written, presentation is exceptionally good and the section on training, I believe, is the must read for anyone in martial arts.
    I like the staff curricullum of Jogo de Pau very much, but I am not that happy with the stick portion. In my opinion, it does not stand the level of FMA, or French la canne, if European styles are considered.
  7. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Yes, the green-covered book!

    I wish I knew more about these styles--I find them fascinating!
  8. gagimilo

    gagimilo Member

    I had the luck to train la canne at two best known schools in Paris. I have to tell you I really liked the training methodology of single and duble sticks, but to tell you the truth, I would say that the long staff is better in Portugese interpretation then French.
  9. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    O Jogo do Pau (Portuguese stick-fencing):

    Canary Islands stickfighting:

    Garrote Larense (Venezuelan stickfighting):
  10. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member


    GLENNLOBO New Member

    i got the video of jogo do pau.. interesting. they claim to be unbeaten and the best stickfighting art.. obviously we all disagree.. lol but they do look good. not sure i could wear the uniform!!
    there are some interesting clips of garrotte larense on youtube i saw a while ago. a guy from venezuela came to see me a while ago and i have a lemonwood stick from him. the weight is balanced differently to arnis sticks.. - weight to the point, or in this case away from the handle. i am told it it weighted like a cavalry sabre.
  12. kaligirl

    kaligirl New Member

    yeah i have a lot of problems with the uniform too!

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