Jogo do Pau: The ancient art & modern science of Portuguese stick fighting

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As Jogo do Pau is progressively getting more well known internationally, this book offers an extremely comprehensive analysis of this fine art, including: · How it has been Influenced by: o Portugal’s history o The distinct social dynamics of rural and urban environments · How it has been preserved by a long lineage of extremely dedicated instructors · The different techniques and tactics employed within: o Outnumbered and single combat o Double and single handed weapons · The author’s take on what makes up competent teaching, as well as an introduction to his innovative and scientifically based teaching methods for martial skill development

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About the Author:

A brief presentation of Coach Preto:

  1. Instructor of stick combat (Jogo do Pau), Karate & Wrestling
  2. Undergrad in physical education
  3. Two masters in sport sciences
    a) Sport teaching strategies (ULHT/Lisbon)
    b) Coaching (UBC/Vancouver)
  4. Certified by the International Sport Sciences Association as a:
    a) Fitness trainer
    b) Youth training specialist
    c) Endurance training specialist


  • The forgotten art of fighting against multiple opponents
  • Coaching combat tactics: Counter attack selection
  • Jogo do Pau: The ancient art and modern science of Portuguese stick fighting
  • Understanding physical conditioning: A movement based approach
  • Development of technique & tactical skill

    Plus, co-producer of the DVDs:
  • Combat tactics: 1) Decision making in weapon based martial arts
  • From battlefields to duelling: The evolution of Jogo do Pau


  • "For the full-contact stick fighter, Luis' approach to staff has huge appeal. He demonstrates outstanding range and timing, with hardcore commitment"
    Loki Jorgenson, instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia & Dog Brothers’ MA

  • "Luis delivers content that is both grounded in solid body mechanics and tactically relevant and applicable to all martial artists regardless of discipline. His 'in-context' approach to training martial skills helps students not only learn but easily apply new techniques outside of drills in an efficient and effective manner. He has certainly had a positive impact on the way that I teach and train"
    Devon Boorman, Academie Duello’s lead instructor

  • "Our skills as a club improved dramatically as a result of his tutelage. Not only did our students gain from Luis' skill as a teacher, but our instructor team benefited immeasurably from his insightful coaching. Luis is a patient tutor with a keen eye for the minutiae and detail of fine body mechanics. During his tenure at Blood and Iron Martial Arts he quickly became a favourite teacher among our students, and became the Head Coach of our fight team"
    Lee Smith, Blood & Iron Martial Arts’ lead instructor


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MSc Luis Preto
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480228141 ISBN 13: 9781480228146
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