Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Traditional Fighting Practices: The Root and Expression of Malagasy Culture

Abstract : Before the arrival of gymnastics and sports brought by European colonisation, the Malagasy had already developed a rich and diversified corporal culture. Among the abundance of games, the paper focuses on two fighting techniques which are rooted in the history of Madagascar and still popular today: moraingy [bare-knuckle fistfight] and savika [fierce battle between man and zebu]. In addition to physical activity, these practices have educational, initiatory, social, ritual and sacred functions for the community.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal.univ-reunion.fr/hal-01244111
Contributor : Réunion Univ <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 2:41:52 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:24:18 AM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Évelyne Combeau-Mari. Traditional Fighting Practices: The Root and Expression of Malagasy Culture. International Journal of the History of Sport, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2011, 28 (12), pp.1566--1585. ⟨10.1080/09523367.2011.592749⟩. ⟨hal-01244111⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

156