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[ 15 Feb 2012 | 21 Comments ]
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Wrestling Roots’ most intrepid traveler, Mark Lovejoy, has once again logged a unique wrestling experience and shared his experience with our readers. Slideshow of photos are at the bottom of the post — don’t miss out and be sure to comment!
-Tim
Before I try to put my thoughts into words, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ansuia Prasad for putting up with me, bringing me all over town, and buying me a half-dozen chai teas that are keeping …

Ethiopia, Featured »

[ 3 Jan 2012 | 16 Comments ]
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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 …