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Lucha Canaria 2018 in Antigua
Canarian Wresting or Lucha Canaria takes place in Antigua on Friday December 14th 2018 at 18:45 at Terrero Lucha De Antigua, Fuerteventura
Wrestlers start in the middle of a sand circle, called terrero. The objective is to make their opponent touch the sand with any part of their body, except their feet. To accomplish this, they use various techniques called mañas to throw their opponent off balance which involve;Wrestlers start in the middle of a sand circle, called terrero. The objective is to make their opponent touch the sand with any part of their body, except their feet. To accomplish this, they use various techniques called mañas to throw their opponent off balance which involve;Blocking: The wrestler can block a move by his opponent, and use his strength to unbalance his opponent.Deflecting: The wrestler can move his body to deflect a move by his opponent, and use the opponent's strength to un-balance him.Grasping: The wrestler may grasp any part of the opponent's body to try to unbalance and knock down the opponent. It's a team sport and two falls are required to win each bout between two opponents. The match ends when all the members of one team have been defeated. Canarian Wresting or Lucha Canaria in Tetir is located in Tetir, Fuerteventura. Located at the centre of the municipal of Puerto del Rosario, Tetir sits at the foot of the Temerejeque mountain. The people of Tetir keep up with some of the island's oldest traditions. It is thought that witches once congregated here, and it is known to be home to the 'Ranchos de los Animas,' musicians that came about due to the Franciscans during the latter part of the 15th century. Their sole purpose was to free the souls of the dead. Today on 1st November and 2nd March the modern day 'Ranchos de los Animas' visit the village houses and sing to raise money so as to perform masses for the souls of the dead.
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