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Dear martial friends,
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Jogo do Pau - The evolution of defensive footwork (in one-on-one combat)
As Jogo do Pau evolved, speed increased , and its defensive footwork became centred around in-line stepping .   That wasn 't always so , as sidesteps on defen ce were common at one time.   Plus, they also had they own evolution ... consisting of the followi...

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Historical fencing, German longsword & Jogo do Pau
In 2006 I met the Western Martial Arts community (by teaching at the Lewisville, TX event ) , and in 2008 the Historical European Martial Arts community (HEMA), upon teaching at the 2008 Dijon HEMA gathering. Several HEMA events later, I closed out this cyc...

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PORTUGUESE CHIVALRY: The 12 of England
Late in the XIV century / early in the XV century, 12 English knights insulted 12 English ladies*, who presented a formal complaint to the Duke of Lancaster. * Who were told to be 'ugly' and not deserving to be around the Duchess as ladies in waiting. Being...

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HEMA: From its identity to its unique challenges
Upon teaching Jogo do Pau at  HEMA events, I realized trainees are given access to a wide range of martial systems, including both  unarmed (ringen)   and armed combat arts (including both sword and stick systems) . Similarities in striking anglebetween swo...
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