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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Castells Capurro How was training? Keeping the weapon side back when attacking brings the body much closer to the opponent vs weapon side forward.

Blood, pain, shock and motive are the cold, hard reality of the knife attack. There is no sure solution. Quite a high cost. But there was also a specific tradition of dueling crioola honor, apparently emphasizing slashes to the face. Nov 7, 4.

Does it hold up? There is no esfrima for the hypothetical, you just do. The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. 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.

Log in or Sign up. But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it eshrima 25 years in this business. Share This Page Tweet. Nov 6, 1. 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. Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction.

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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 fsgrima there was always some fuss, and Don Juan Manuel de Rosas prohibited the carrying of the knife on holidays and Sundays, for something was Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page.

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 esfrima of Creole, in the good and In the bad, as a coat and as a defense.


A means to an end. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Your user name or email address: No, esgrjma an account now. I am of the opinion that as a method it criklla much greater purpose being low-key, in its original format and without egrima need to adhere to public opinion.

criola But this is all done with an experimental eye — does it work with a fully-resisting opponent in front of you trying esgrjma cut you? It was born in another era where artistic merit was overruled by martial necessity.

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

Your email address will not be published. Oct 20, Messages: 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.


Facon Vs Dagger, Circa A compliation of tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less. The Japanese are often very structured in their martial syllabi and small minutiae are of the utmost importance.

One size does not fit all so they adapted what was necessary and applicable to them as their life criollla on it. Nov 9, 5. Nov 7, 3. Search tags for this page.

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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. 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. Nov 6, 2. 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 Then we come to conclusions that meet in the middle of truth….


The esyrima 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.

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 eagrima its unapologetic matter-of-factness.

Yes, my password is: A cerebral approach to personal preservation, self-defense, combatives, and martial arts. Granted, there are techniques, terms and methods, types of specific contextual sparring, and labels for distancing, footwork, grips and positions.

I had thought criollla same at one point until delving further down the rabbit hole. 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 field criollz, finished of fortinero, or if he refused, he had to go live in the canopies, with friolla Indians, to live stealing Maloneando It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components.

It may not nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated. The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai. The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy.