Author Topic: Florete in Pekiti  (Read 2831 times)

Black Grass

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Florete in Pekiti
« on: October 15, 2003, 01:48:04 PM »
I know there a few Pekiti guys on the board (including Crafty). I was wondering why PT calls the circular doubling attacks 'Florete'.  On the PTI website it describes it as petals.  In Kalis Ilustrisimo, florete refers to thrust atacks and in spanish florete is the equvilant of epee.  A can see the connection between how the Ilustrisimo use the term and the origin of the word but not in PT. Or is there no connection.


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Vince
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carlo

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Florete in Pekiti
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2003, 07:31:58 PM »
I believe the root means little flower and came to mean smallsword or epee in Spanish.  In the philippines it retains the "little flower" meaning and in Filipino martial arts it refers to a small flowery movement or flourish.

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