Juego del Palo

Juego del Palo or “the Game of the Stick” is a traditional martial art/folk sport of stick fighting practiced in the Canary Islands. It involves the combative use of a slender stick between 4 to 6 feet in length that is wielded in both hands, and is characterised by extremely fluid and skilful means of attacks and defence. The origins of Juego del Palo may be traced back to the ...

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Canarian Wrestling

Canarian Wrestling is a form of wrestling originally from the Canary Islands. Wrestlers situate in the middle of a sand circle, called “terrero”. They have to make the other wrestler touch the sand with any part of the body, excepting the feet. To accomplish this, they have to use different techniques called “manas” to throw their opponent off balance, as hitting is...

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