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    Venda tribe boxing

    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.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...nt/9387520.stm

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    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.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos/gaba...172918219.html


    and a video

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    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?

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    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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