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History
Canarian Wrestling is a form of folk wrestling, originally from the Canary Islands, where it is known as Lucha Canaria.
Wrestlers start in the middle of a sand circle, called "terrero". The object is to make their opponent touch the sand with any part of their body, except the feet. To accomplish this, they use different techniques called "maņas" to throw their opponent off balance. Two falls are required to win a bout. A match ends when all the members of one team have been defeated. Canarian wrestling comes from the history of the Guanches, the earliest known natives of the Canary Islands, although with limited contact between the islands, each island then developed different rules.

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Style
"Maņas", moves, or a series of moves, can be divided in three groups:
Grasp - The wrestler may grasp any part of the opponent's body to try to un-balance and knock down the opponent.
Block - The wrestler can block a move by his opponent, and use his strength to un-balance his opponent.
Deflect - The wrestler can move his body to deflect a move by his opponent, and use the opponent's strength to un-balance him.
Illegal Moves - Punching, hitting and strangling are not permitted.

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Videography

Lucha Canaria (Canarian Wrestling)

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