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[ 9 Apr 2013 | Comments Off ]
Tierra del Fuego

The same thing that happens when you don’t protect at-risk sports. They go extinct.
The Selk’nam were the most powerful warring tribe on the islands named ¬†Tierra del Fuego by Magellan and the explorers who first saw plumes of smoke coming from encampments off the coast of Chile in 1520.
Lucas Bridges, wrote that Selk’nam wrestling involved holding the arms of one’s opponent and attempting to throw him to the ground while never breaking the hold, fighting until one or the other …

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[ 25 May 2011 | No Comment ]
The Yaghan would paint themselves in preparation for wrestling matches and festivals.

Soccer? Not a chance. Wrestling is thought to be the only sport “played” on all seven continents. Read below as Gavin Dickson of the Coreeda Association in Australia explains how the native wrestling of the South American people reached lands considered to be part of Antartica. Gavin has delivered a fantastic historical entry that has also proved as an excellent primer for preparing readers to consider the geographical and cultural scope of wrestling.
Enjoy!
The Yaghan people of Tierra del Fuego (Land …