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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There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do. Nov 7, 3. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy. 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.

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

The Japanese are often very structured in their martial syllabi and small minutiae are of the utmost importance. 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? 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. It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components.

Blood, pain, shock and motive wsgrima the cold, hard reality of the knife attack. Your email address will not be published.

Esgrima Criolla: Esgrima Criolla in english (Creole Fencing)

Facon Vs Dagger, Circa Anyway as a Westerner who helped on my Papa’s ranch growing up and a practitioner of Escrima FilipinaI find this Argentine cowboy Esgrima Criolla fascinating. If not, it rapidly gets thrown away. Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction.


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

A compliation crriolla tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less. A cerebral approach to personal preservation, self-defense, combatives, and martial arts. Nov 7, 4. 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.

Do you already have an account? The loser might survive, but he It may not nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated.

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 was always some fuss, and Don Juan Manuel de Rosas prohibited the carrying of the knife on holidays and Sundays, for something was Yes, my password is: There is no sure solution.

Castells Capurro How was training? Discussion in ‘ Knife Arts ‘ started by geezerNov 6, It was born in another era where artistic merit was overruled by martial necessity. Publicado por Jorge Prina en But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business.

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And, being entrusted with being esgroma 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. An unknown destination, had this Creole, esgrija, 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 the canopies, with the Indians, to live stealing Maloneando Nov 9, 5.


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

Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page.


I had thought the same at one point until delving further down the rabbit hole. The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. It was not the traditional kenjutsu we see practiced now. Oct 20, Messages: Your user name or email address: Search tags for this page. Quite a high cost.

The Argentine Dueling Art of Esgrima Criolla

Does it hold up? No, create an account now. 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. Sep 5, Messages: I came across this while responding to another thread