It is my pleasure to announce that, after sadly missing the 2012 event, I'll be again teaching at the WWOC (Hannover).

More, this time I'll be happily teaching with the assistance of fellow JdP instructor Patrick Scheler, whose skill, knowledge and enthusiasm will be energizing to both myself and all the trainees attending class.

Here's a short description of the 3 classes we shall be holding. Hope to see some of you there 

1 - HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF JOGO DO PAU

An in-depth intro into the historical evolution of Jogo do Pau's technique and tactics, together with an analysis of parrying refinemnet strategies.

2 - OUTNUMBERED COMBAT

A presentation of the main guidelines that govern outnumbered combat, including its application to long swords, such as the Montante.

3 - COMPETITIVE JOGO DO PAU FORMAT

A comprehensive analysis of Jogo do Pau's competitive rule set and combat tactics, including free play sparring.

Hope to see many of you there and, until then, wish you all the very best!

Luis Preto

Luis Preto
Masters in Sport Sciences & Jogo do Pau Instructor.
Founder of Preto Martial Arts (www.pretomartialarts.com).

BOOKS
Jogo do Pau
Parrying skill
Understanding footwork
Teaching sequence of technique & tactics
Outnumbered combat
Teaching of technique & tactics
Physical conditioning: A movement based approach

DVDs
From battlefields to duelling: The evolution of JdP
Combat tactics: Decision making in weapon based martial arts