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 I do know pragmatism and function when I see it after 25 years in this business.

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You must log in or sign up to reply here. Yes, my password is: 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. There is no room for the hypothetical, you just do. No, create an account now. Share This Page Tweet. The facon was for the gaucho an all purpose survival tool, like a bowie was to the North American cowboy.

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It was not crioloa traditional kenjutsu we see practiced now. Do you already have an account? 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 Does it hold up? A compliation of tactics and functionality that was sewn together under the pressure of survival and not a penny less.

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 and its unapologetic matter-of-factness.


Even the perpetual Musashi example is a contradiction. Facon Vs Dagger, Circa Nov 7, 4. The lifestyle was hard and born out of need. 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.

A means to an end. There is no sure solution. Search tags for this page.

One size does not fit all so they adapted what was necessary and applicable to them as their life depended on it. Nov 9, 5.


Nov 6, 2. 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.

Discussion in ‘ Knife Arts ‘ started by geezerNov 6, Blood, pain, shock and motive are the cold, hard reality of the knife attack.

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 fieldfinished of fortinero, or if he refused, he had to go live in the canopies, with the Indians, to live stealing Maloneando Keeping the weapon side back when attacking brings the body much closer to the opponent vs weapon side forward.


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 in another era where artistic merit was crioll by martial necessity. The most accurate comparison I can make is the samurai. Nov 6, 1.

Esgrima Criolla is inevitably the knife fighting method for the gauchos criola old…Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of other places. Oct 20, Messages: Your email address will not be published. Then we come to conclusions that meet in the middle of truth….

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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. From my part, it will not. A cerebral approach to personal preservation, self-defense, combatives, and martial arts.

The loser might survive, criollaa he 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.

Sep 5, Messages: Nov 7, 3. 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. Many disputes were settled with the blade, as is historically documented, some of which is on this page.

Granted, there are techniques, terms and methods, types of specific contextual sparring, and labels for distancing, footwork, grips and positions.