Differences between Destreza Vulgar and Destreza Verdadera in Spain?

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  1. Ivan

    Ivan Orange Belt

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    What were the main differences between both of these style of fencing, technique and stance wise? Moreover, what were their origins and history? The only piece of information I've found is that Verdadera was supposedly reserved for nobles.
     
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    lklawson Senior Master

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    Judging by the records we have of who studied, I'd venture that la Destreza Verdadera was not restricted to nobles. That said, this was an expensive martial art to study which kind of self-selects to people with the disposable income to afford it.

    I have a few friends who specifically study Destreza. I'll reach out to them.

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