Kultureline INTL
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION ITALIAN`S SCHERMA STICK FIGHTING/EUROPE CULTURE Stick fighting is common to many cultures. Some cultures classified it as a traditional art while some believed it is part of Martial sport or traditional combat techniques. Some uses: simple blunt, long slender, hand-held wooden 'sticks like: walking sticks, staff, cane, baton etc, while some uses: umbrella, clubs, mace, sword, scabbard, etc. Stick fights may be in-between individuals, large gatherings, tribes, sub-tribes etc. Generally, Stick fighting is regarded as an important part of the anthropological heritage of various cultures across the universe. Most famous are: Nilotic Ethiopian Surma people stick fighting, Nyangotam stick fighting, Portugal's Jogo do Pau stick fighting, Italy's scherma di bastone stick fighting, France's bâton français stick fighting etc. In Nilotic Ethiopian Surma people, “donga” is general obsessed as means of showing off to look for a bride; likewise, in the Nyangotam culture. Nyangotam culture, according to some sources, fight duels bare-chested with the intention of inflicting visible stripes on the back of their adversaries. Most of these traditional arts in Europe have become extinct, but some survived as folk-sports or self defense systems. Other art or sports that are related to stick fighting are: kung fu, traditional wrestling, Kerala's Kalarippayattu traditional fights, Venezuela's Juego del Garrote, Brazil's Palo do Brazil, Gatka etc. FOR FURTHER READING/VIEW, GO TO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stick_fighting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zd2sQYPFiU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_qgilAJi4U&feature=fvwrel Warning: To avoid injury, Stick fighting may not be practiced at home.

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