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History
Senegalese wrestling (Njom in Serer, fr. Lutte sénégalaise, Laamb in Wolof, Sita in Bambara) is a type of Folk wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal and parts of The Gambia, and is part of a larger West African form of traditional wrestling (fr. Lutte Traditionnelle). The Senegalese form traditionally allows blows with the hands (frappe), the only of the West African traditions to do so. As a larger confederation and championship around Lutte Traditionnelle has developed since the 1990s, Senegalese fighters now practice both forms, called officially Lutte Traditionnelle sans frappe (for the international version) and Lutte Traditionnelle avec frappe for the striking version.
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Style
Senegalese wrestlers train extremely hard and may perform press ups and various difficult physical exercises throughout the day to build up their strength. However whilst they believe strength is important they also believe that there is an element of luck in the winner, and may perform rituals before a match to increase their chances. Common to Senegalese wrestlers is rubbing a foot on a stone or rubbing themselves with lotions or oils to increase "good luck".
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Videography

Laamb-Lutte Sénégalaise/Senegalese Wrestling

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Senegalese wrestling, la Lutte

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BJJ, Laamb wrestling, and the rise of MMA in West Africa...

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Laamb-Senegalese Wrestling -Training at Dakar, Senegal

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Laamb (African Martial Art)

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Laamb - Senegalese Traditional Wrestling

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