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DAMBE, AKA ‘FIGHT CLUB’ AFRICAN STYLE

Dambe is a form of boxing associated with the Hausa people of West Africa. Historically, Dambe included a wrestling component, known as Kokawa, but today it is essentially a striking art. I’m really starting to dig this sport. The fighters don’t look like they are out to hurt one another out right, just score hits. That is not to say it isn’t brutal. There seems to be a deep sense of respect for each other as fighters.

IF YOUR EYES AIN’T SWOLLEN TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS, AND YOUR TEETH AREN’T MISSING, YOU’RE HALF ASSING IT. WATCH OUT FOR THAT OVERHAND RIGHT!

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