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Garrotte & Escrima
The Spanish ruled the phillipines and many of the words used in the national Filipino language Tagalog, come from the Spanish language.
Garote = stick in Filipino Tagalog Language and come from the Spanish
word "garrote" which means stick. This is one of the terms used in Eskrima. The Filipino word "eskima" comes from the Spanish word "esgrima" which means "fencing." Baston = stick, is another word used for the fighting sticks used in eskrima (escrima).
(nf) (Dep) fencing;
1 (vt) (espada) to wield;
(argumento) to use;
2 (vi) to fence.
(nm) (gen) walking stick;
(de policía) truncheon;
(Mil, etc) baton;
(fig;control) control, command;
~ de mando, baton, sign of authority;
empuñar el ~, to take command.
(nm) stick, truncheon;
(estrangulación, tormento: Jur) garrotte;
dar ~ a algn, to garrotte sb.
(vt) (apalear: LAm) to hit (with a stick).
GARROTE (Spanish for "stick, cudgel, club"), an appliance used in Spain and `Portugal for the execution of criminals condemned to death. The criminal is conducted to the place of execution (which is public) on horseback or in a cart, wearing a black tunic, and is attended by a procession of priests, &c. He is seated on a scaffold fastened to an upright post by an iron collar (the garrote), and a knob worked by a screw or lever dislocates his spinal column, or a small blade severs the spinal column at the base of the brain. (See CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.) Originally a stout cord or bandage was tied round the neck of the criminal, who was seated in a chair fixed to a post. Between the cord and the neck a stick was inserted (hence the name) and twisted till strangulation ensued.
There are two basic versions of this one instrument: - the typically Spanish, in which the screw makes back down the necklace of iron killing to the victim by axfisia. We are speaking of the Inquisición, and nevertheless, this one type of Stick (trístemente the famous Vile Stick) was used in Spain until in 1975 the capital punishment with the death of certain BASTARD CABRÓN was abolished. - the Catalan, in which an iron striker pin at the same time penetrates and breaks the cervical vertebrae that all the neck pushes towards ahead squashing the trachea against the fixed necklace, thus killing by asphyxia or slow destruction of the spinal marrow. The presence of the end in the later part does not not only cause a fast death, but that increases the possibilities of a prolonged agony. It was used until principles of this one century in Catalonia and some Latin American countries. It is still used in the New World, mainly for the police torture (that that says that does not exist), but also for executions.
Grandmaster, Isshinkai Karate Do
[Note that the act of strangulation of a person with a rope attached to a stick which turns (Garrotte) has become a common name for the act of strangling anyone with a wire or rope which is rapidly twisted about the neck of a person. The word Garrotte, however, describes the erstwhile stick, not the modern-day wire or rope employed.]
Rokudan, Isshinryu Karate Do, Renshi, OKF