Let those who dare, come battle with me.
November 6, 2007 7:10 PM Subscribe
is a form of boxing associated with the Hausa
people of the Saharan regions of West Africa. It is essentially a striking art
. The primary weapon is the strong-side fist
. Known as the spear, it is wrapped in a piece of cloth covered by tightly knotted cord. The lead hand, called the shield, is held with the open palm facing toward the opponent. The lead hand can be used to grab or hold as required. Officials generally discourage the use of magical protection on the grounds of fairness.
posted by hob (7 comments total)
11 users marked this as a favorite
« Older Have You Eaten Your Dirt Today, Honey? A New Appro... | Elpenor - Home of the Greek Wo... Newer »