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 means to an end.

A compliation of tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less. 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, criplla. The lifestyle was hard and born out of need.

An unknown destination, had this Creole, who, if he did not have a ballot the dsgrima that said that he was a servant conchabo in some fieldfinished of fortinero, or if he refused, esgtima had to go live in the canopies, with the Indians, to live stealing Maloneando Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page.

It was not the traditional kenjutsu we see practiced now. Keeping the weapon side back when attacking brings the body much closer to the opponent vs weapon side forward.

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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. There is no sure solution. Discussion in ‘ Esgdima Arts ‘ started by geezerNov 6, Nov 6, 1. Sep 5, Messages: 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. Log in or Sign up. Oct 20, Messages: It may egsrima nor may never hit the masses but it will remain pure and unadulterated.


The Japanese are often very structured in their martial syllabi and small minutiae are of the utmost importance. It is a dueling method and, because of this, many people state that it needs other components. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Your email address will not be published. The loser might survive, but he Nov 7, 3.

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Do you already have an account? One size does not fit all so they adapted what was necessary and applicable to them as their life depended on it. It was born in another era where artistic merit was overruled by martial necessity. Then we come to conclusions that meet in the middle of truth…. 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 Quite a high cost.

esgriima Yes, my password is: The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy. I had thought the same at one esgfima until delving further down the rabbit hole. Search tags for this page. Esgrima Criolla is inevitably the knife fighting method for the gauchos of old…Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of other places.

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.


In this panorama Creole fencing crioll 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.

Granted, there are techniques, terms and methods, types of specific contextual sparring, and labels for distancing, footwork, grips and esgrrima. Publicado por Jorge Prina en But this is all done with an experimental eye — does it work with a fully-resisting opponent in front of esggrima trying to cut you?

Esgrima Criolla: Esgrima Criolla in english (Creole Fencing)

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Argentinean Pampa, southern zone of America, fertile and belligerent territory, a new criollz is born, “the gaucho”, a mixture of Creole, Indian and Spanish, will be the protagonist of the coming wars, from English croolla, battles for independence, wars with other powers, even their internal wars, and always guarding their border. But I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business.