The stick, or just a stick, was the first weapon of the man. Thus, remember that the weapon is the hand that holds it, and the so-called "weapon" is just the tool. The cane as an instrument of self-defense existed in many cultures, the Basques, for instance, used the makila, a cane that they learned to handle with precision, and due to that, Napoleon Bonaparte, created a platoon of Basques with makilas. As we see, fighting with clubs is a worldwide art, thus
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Share The stick, or just a stick, was the first weapon of the man. The cane as an instrument of self-defense existed in many cultures, the Basques, for instance, used the makila, a cane that they learned to handle with precision, and due to that, Napoleon Bonaparte, created a platoon of Basques with makilas.
As we see, fighting with clubs is a worldwide art, thus…, in South America we also had our own, a totally native discipline of fencing, and this story begun around , in Buenos Aires City and its surroundings. In addition to cane fighting, fencing and boxing, the French Savate also entered, but the latter discipline was unsuccessful and ceased to be practiced among high society groups.
Finally, these young men acceded to pistols and revolvers of American and European origin that they carried and used indiscriminately. We all know why.
Now talking about the cane system of Arthur Bonafont, it was born as a need of the gentlemen to defend themselves. The cane, the weapon and symbol of the gentleman, and even the oldest one, is the one chosen for fighting. We must observe instantly the position, attitude, gesture or aggressive movement of the adversary, to apply our attack, arresting or counterattacking his own in the act of its very initiation.
Currently the Bonafont system of fencing cane is still alive, you only have to find who teaches you.
ARTURO BONAFONT PDF
The prologue talks of a recognized and true master of arms Arturo Bonafont visiting an elderly fencing master and asking him to write the prologue to this manual. The older master was very insulted and thought this to be below his standard and the standard of all who teach classical fencing. Bonafont, taken back by the old masters comments decided that the average law-abiding citizen should be able to defend themselves and their family, and so, after careful thought choose to write the prologue himself. By integrating the classical movements from la canne, saber, bayonet and other forms of western fencing Bonafont devised a versatile and highly structured system.
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Dourisar After stretching and absorbing sweat during several training sessions, they conform to a functional semi-clenched shape and the leather naturally darkens, which further enhances their aesthetic appeal. Peace favor your sword, Kirk. The final technique we worked on from this series of throws was the belt grab or reaching for the pocket watch defense. I hope that you are able to find a way to reprint it! Day 2 commenced with a recap of the kick boxing work and then segued into a selection of the canonical Bartitsu stickfighting sequences.
Bonafont Cane Fighting: Nuevos Modos de Defenderse en la Calle con un Baston (Translated)