Garrote Venezolano

Juego de Garrote is a game played among several South American countries, Venezolano refers specifically to the styles of Garrote from Venezuela.

Although the movements are hihgly stylized, sharing perhaps some similarity to France’s La Canne, and there are different levels of performance, much like Savate, where some are more for show than for fight, these systems share many of the same things that most stickfighting systems share: angulations, pivoting and zoning footwork, and a reluctance to meet force with force.

The origins of this system are tied directly to the Spanish and Portuguese influence from Europe, and is related not only to Palo Canario from the Canary Islands, but also to Portugal’s Jugo Do Pau.

 
Juego de Garrote Venezolano

 
Las Siete Líneas del Garrote Tocuyano

 
Juego o pelea a Palos Venezolana, Presentación Explicativa

 
Juego de Garrote Venezolano – Estilo “Curarigüeño”.

Hector Ramos playing in the “Curarigüeño” style, also called “the fight” with Wilke Abel Perez (6th Regional Festival Garrote, Humocaro Alto, Lara, Venezuela, 1998), Alejandro Perez Wilke (1st International Players Palo, Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela, 1998), with Yoel Morales, Wiston Hidalgo and Daniel Perales (Meeting Avejga, Patio “Clarencio Flowers” teacher Eduardo Sanoja, Agua Viva, Lara, Venezuela, August 2005).

Hector Ramos started in the art of the game with the teacher Eduardo Garrote Sanoja, the September 21, 1989, “The Stubble Cabudare, Palavecino, Lara. Soon simultaneous training begins with the teacher Mercedes Pérez Amaro in village of “La Piedad” municipality Palavecino, Lara, Venezuela.

 
Documental: Mercedes Pérez, maestro de garrote.

Short documentary produced by Roberto Sanchez (University of Los Andes, ULA-Merida, Venezuela, 1991). In the aspects of life as Venezuelan club player Mercedes Pérez Amaro Teacher, native of La Piedad, Lara State, Venezuela narrated.

 
Juego De Garrote Venezolano: Emilio Romero, Maestro Preparador de Garrotes

Emilio Romero. Master craftsman skilled in preparing for fight clubs and recognized player. With his family supplies the clubs that today use many of the players in Venezuela. Mainly used as a raw material stems of bushes “JEBE” and others of equal value in strength and durability. It is likewise known for drawing beautiful canes using the technique of carving or wood burning, separately or combined form.

 
Exhibición de Técnicas Básicas. Estilo “Curarigüeño”

Participation players Patio Garrote “Clarencio Flowers”, located in the town Palavecino, Lara state, in the XII Regional Gaming Festival held Garrote October 28, 2007. in the village of Alto Humocaro municipality Moran, Lara Venezuela state.