Many African tribes retain a tradition of stickfighting as both a sport and (until recently) a combative art. In some cases, fighters wear padding and wield whippy sticks; in others, they wear no protection and use heavy knobbed clubs. There are both one-stick and two-stick styles; two-stick styles use the off-hand stick for parrying. Some traditions eschew parrying and simply alternate strikes until one fighter gives in from the pain. Defending in such a contest is considered cowardly and weak! Whether African stickfight-ing traditions stretch back to those of ancient Egypt or are independent local developments isn't known.

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