The “Jogo do Pau Português” is a martial art of Portuguese origin that consists on the technique of handling a stick or staff with the purpose of self-defense. It is also a Portuguese national cultural and historical heritage, which despite having an unknown origin or author, has survived and is…
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We all know the importance of a good wooden staff in the practice of a martial art like Jogo do Pau. It is an extension of the practitioner’s body and mind, so for each martial artist there will be an ideal staff.
Sarilhos, Formas and Séries are training methods in the “Jogo do Pau” martial art that to some degree can be compared or described as the “Kata” of the Portuguese traditional martial art. The execution of a combination of attacks and defenses, in a sequence with the objective of perfecting ones techanique and learning
Distance in Jogo do Pau – Portuguese Stickfighting
We must always keep in mind that using a stick with approximately 1,5m gives us the possibility of reaching an opponent at a distance and defend any attack that is directed at us, however it has its advantages and disadvantages.
Combat Exercise against multiple opponents – “Segunda forma da cruz do meio”. This exercise aims at the simulation of a fight against several opponents, with the added difficulty of maintaining the coordination between 4 athletes.