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Chronicle of a journey to Tomar – November 2017 Friday January 26th, 2018 – Posted in: AGEA Editora

Building on the precedent stablished with «Cronica duma viagem a Lisboa» on November 2016, we bring here the memory of the last trip to Portugal by AGEA Editora AGEA Editora team members on 10 to 12 of november, 2017. This time our delegation was integrated by Manuel Valle Ortiz, Ton Puey (from Academia da Espada) and Diniz Cabreira (from Arte do Combate). On our way we made a strategic stop at Ponte de Lima to pay hommage to Tereixa…

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A very brief history of the Verdadeira Destreza in Portugal Thursday May 5th, 2016 – Posted in: Destreza Comum, Verdadeira Destreza

This brief article describes the history of Verdadeira Destreza in Portugal between the XVI and XVIII centuries. It presents the fencing scene as it probably was at the time, sets context for the apparition of Verdadeira Destreza and its eventual displacement of the older common fencing style and lists and describes the known sources.

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An Overview of the Iberian Montante Sunday April 24th, 2016 – Posted in: Verdadeira Destreza

This article gathers a series of notes written while studying the sources on the Iberian montante sword of the late XV century and following centuries. The extant sources are listed and analysed. Different approaches to teaching this weapon’s handling are described, stressing those who can provide a context for its use.

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