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[ 3 Jan 2012 | 16 Comments ]
Pre match handshake

Mark Lovejoy recently entered a traditional Ethiopian wrestling tournament in Addis Ababa. The following recounts his adventure and thoughts on the style and what it means to the culture. Mark is the associate director of the Wrestling Roots Foundation.
Enjoy! — Tim

In the West, when you greet someone, you shake hands.  In the Far East, the custom is to give a bow when greeting.  Living at the in-between point of the East and the West, Ethiopia, the greeting is sort of …

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[ 10 May 2011 | 31 Comments ]

Mark Lovejoy will be updating this site with news and posts he finds appropriate for publication. He’s been a big part of the intellectual motivation behind WrestlingRoots.Org. Be sure to check this blog as often as possible for updates on The Samuels and photos from his journey to re-establish the wrestling tradition in Ethiopia.
Good Luck to Mark!