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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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Chronicle of a journey to Lisbon – November 2016 Thursday November 24th, 2016 – Posted in: AGEA Editora

Our comrades Manuel Valle Ortiz and Ton Puey were invited by HEMA-Portugal to give a lecture and a practical lesson at the annual meeting of the Portuguese federation of western martial arts that took place on 4, 5 and 6 November in Lisbon. Taking advantage of the trip, they made several visits to institutions with which AGEA Editora collaborates in the recovery of historical treaties of Portuguese fencing. Here follows a small chronicle of this…

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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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