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Lutte Senegalaise

13 May 2011 3 Comments

Traditional wrestling is like the new word you learn and then suddenly hear everywhere. A few months after I started researching this project I started hearing a lot about traditional styles across Africa – a country not well-known for dominance in Olympic style competition. Well after a few months I get more emails about African styles than most any other region of the world. They love their wrestling in countries like The Gambia, and, as you can see below, Senegal.

You can throw punches and knock out your opponent, but winning doesn’t often come from strikes as it does with wrestling technique. The Senegalese have protected ┬átheir traditional wrestling so well that on a continent obsessing over soccer, Lutte Sengalaise has become that nation’s most popular sport.

 

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