In the clash of steel, spears shall be broken, shields shall be scattered. A sword day to come... and in the middle of the men's roar, when those last hours would claim their due and ask for the highest valors of each of us, the battle will reveal its braves.

GREEK / PERSIAN & ALLIES
Choosing the Greeks, as matter subject, came from the influences they blew upon the occidental world and the middle East, since ancient times from our days. Influences that we can still trace in our modern politic, economy, our sciences and even in warfare. In fact, the ancient Greeks laid a foundation that has supported nearly 3000 years of Western history and the outcome of many classical wars helped create the world we live in today.

The ACHAEMENID EMPIRE

In days long past, at the rising of our civilization, the Achaemenid empire ruled and lighted most of the known world. Under a policy of religious and cultural tolerances, the might of Persia spreads as far as India in the East to the Ionian sea in the West and from the desert of Africa to the steppes of Scythia. Many small realms marging the coast of modern Turkey, lived under the rule of the Persian King of kings. But still, these little kingdoms were able to maintain partial political and economical autonomy as well as the right to sustain a strong military force. Alliances and rivalities were frequent between those regions and the Egean Greek City-States spreading as far as the "Hellespontes" passage to the Black Sea. Phoenicia was a long time known Persian ally. The Phrygians like their great neighbours and cousins, the Thracians, were a rough people, training a well armed and experient army. The Lydians, in part, supported what was later recall as the "Ionian revolt". And for the nomadic Scythians tribes, as far as the Achaemenid official archives described-them, were remembered as an untamed fighting force with no real allegiance.


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In the BATTLEFIELD

In the midst of the battle, warriors are compelled to make their stand.

So, we practice the art of war... Our practice bases-itself upon ancient Greek and Persian war patterns wich evolved from long centuries of warfare experiences.

- THIS IS NOT FENCING

- THIS IS NOT A SPORT

AND DEFINATLY NOT L.A.R.P. OR ANYKIND OF GAMES...

These teachings represent a true martial study rooted in a millennium tradition. We created a serious and complex study where true combat skills arise in antagonical situations. The trainings involve teachings about patterns and technics such as:

- Spear & sword with and without shield
- Axe
- Shortsword, dagger & knives
- Javelin
- Bow & arrow
- Sling

And PANKRATION

DIDACTIC

The battle trainings are divided in 3 progressive phases:

- The first one develops the basis: weapons technics with or without shield, first alone then in one-o-one drills.

- The second one involves an early stage of combat with moderate impact but full speed. At that level, the study of combat formation and strategy begin.

- The third one brings to life the battle itself. Full contact combat. The rules of engagement follow ancient strategies in different terrain.

Due to the fundamental differences between armies, we respected the strategy but also the fighting way of each ethny.

The army enlistment:

The military organization (Strategos and Satrapes), alone with the beginner define his future place in one army. After few months of practice, the commanders are more able to define a rank or a position inside an army corps. The army designation is final, but the ranks and the positions can be alterated.

For obvious reasons some army corps can't be recreated. Such as: the cavalry or the artillery.

LOCATION

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

- Lake Rodrigo de Freitas

(in the open field facing the street "Corte do Cantagalo"/Lagoa)

 

every SATURDAY AT 2:30 pm.


Once a month other locations are chosen:

- Parque da Catacumba
- Parque Lage
- Floresta da Tijuca
- Horto/Paineiras
and others...