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History
Juego del Palo is a traditional martial art/folk sport of stick-fighting practiced in the Canary Islands. It involves the combative use of a slender stick from 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 m) long, wielded in both hands, and characterised by fluid motion in attacks and defences.
Though similar stick fighting techniques are present in the Iberian peninsula (e.g. Portuguese and Galician jogo do pau), the origins of jogo del palo may be traced back to the Guanches, the now-extinct indigenous people of the Canary Islands in pre-colonial times during the early 15th century.[citation needed] A Spanish engineer named Leonardo Torriani wrote a history of the Canary Islands in 1590 and included a record of early juego del palo, accompanied by an illustration of two Guanche warriors performing a type of ritual combat with short staves in a small arena.

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Style
Comparable in many ways to the Filipino martial arts, juego del palo is divided into a number of specific styles or local traditions that have been developed on particular islands within the archipelago, and/or by particular families. The nine primary styles practiced in modern juego del palo include (mostly named after founders of the styles): Deniz, Morales, Verga, Acosta, Quintero, Vidal, Confiero, juego del garrote ('game of the club') and juego de la lata ('game of the tin') . Each style is distinguished from the others by specific fighting techniques and strategies, and also by the rules under which it is played as a competitive game.
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Videography

Juego del Garrote Canario-A Maestro Paquito Santana...

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Juego del Palo Canario - Déniz - Telde 2008

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Juego de la mano y del palo canario

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EXHIBICIÓN EXPLICADA EN VIVO DE JUEGO DE PALO...

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juego del palo canario alexis-agueda

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Juego del palo canario (Garrote) - Tafiwat n magadu akanari...

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