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
Aptitude for Street fighting in Martial Arts and MMA | Stafffighters.
We see fighters, coaches and promoters criticizing traditional martial arts, as experts in fighting and commenting on the lack of applicability of these in real combat/ street fighting. In truth, they are technically as poorly prepared as any traditional martial artist to face real street fighting / self defense.
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.
Can’t Learn Self-Defense in the Two-day Courses.I write this article to demystify a little of what is sold out there as courses, workshops and self-defense classes. In my opinion, “buying” (believing) 90% of these courses is more dangerous than not knowing anything at all.
Training for form or function. For me, this is the question of the day for those who decide to play sports and are undecided about going to a gym or do a martial art. If your goal is to have a body for selfies, to show at the beach or gym, martial arts and combat sports are not for you ..
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.