More Vigny Cane Fighting in Chile

Prolific Santiago-based stickfighter Andres Morales (in black) takes on another sparring partner, both demonstrating the characteristic high guards and ambidexterity of the Vigny style:

La canne vigny vs la canne vigny.

Geplaatst door Andres Pino Morales op Maandag 18 februari 2019

The bout is reminiscent of this description of one of Pierre Vigny’s first public exhibitions in London (also his first collaboration with Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright):

Everything is done from the wrist, and the swing which it is possible to get on a stick when it is held this way is immense. Either hand can be used, and they should be changed at will; both hands may he employed to execute a sort of body-shove which is very taking; but perhaps the most valuable cut of all is the back stroke. The cane is brought down to the guard and suddenly swung back over the shoulder. Another method which is used to clear the way in an aggressive crowd consists of sweeps with the right and left hand alternately, with, if necessary, the leg cut, delivered just below the knee, after the cane has completed a half-circle in the air. This will usually disable your adversary.

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