Posted On:2/06/2011 6:50pm
In northern South Africa, men of the Venda tribe continue the centuries-old tradition of musangwe, a form of bare-knuckle boxing that helps young men cope with present-day challenges.
A fighter enters the ring and holds his arm out with a clenched fist.
He circles the gathered men, waiting for someone to take him on. Soon another man holds out his fist and the fight is on.
A silence falls over the spectators - all of them are men or boys, women are not allowed near the musangwe ring - as the two opponents circle each other warily.
Posted On:12/23/2011 3:23pm
A friend posted some media on this.
Spectators gather to watch the Musangwe, an age old tradition that began three centuries ago where men and boys display their fighting skills.
and a video
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Posted On:12/25/2011 4:11am
Style: Muay Thai
Although interesting in a cultural sense, I don't think that these guys have much technique except to throw wild hay makers all day long.
What are the rules? Is it just like boxing?
Posted On:12/25/2011 5:22am
Interesting to see that they use the closed fist like boxers do, even though there are no gloves. By the way if i was a talent scout, i would definitely go there.
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