My instructor, Bruno Cruicchi is a martial researcher who travels the world uncovering the mysteries of the combat arts. He is highly ranked in several martial arts, but currently specializes in Garrote Larense, the stick, machete, and knife art of Venezuela. He has corresponded with many practitioners of the Canary Island fighting arts as well as those of French Cane (Le Canne). He spent a period this summer in intensive training in Jogo Do Pau, the staff fighting art of Portugal. The practitioner he trained with had extensive training both in Portugal and the Azures. Here is a page with some basics. Click
Here is a video of a practitioner defending himself from a chair. Note his composure.