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Dambe

DAMBE is a form of boxing practised by the Hausa people of West Africa. Historically, Dambe included a wrestling component, known as KOKAWA, but today it is essentially a striking art. The primary weapon is the strong-side fist. The strong-side fist, known as the spear, is wrapped in a piece of cloth covered by tightly knotted cord. Some boxers dip their spear in sticky resin mixed with bits of broken glass. This, overtime, became an illegal practice.