Moringue, more than a sport, a story to discover every Sunday

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The moringue is a combat sport practiced in the Indian Ocean, originating in Madagascar under the name of moraingy. It is a hard boxing barefoot including kicks and sometimes head shots, which we still find the authentic practice in Madagascar and Mayotte (in the archipelago of Comoros).

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Moringue, more than a sport, a story to discover every Sunday

The moringue, what is it?

Moringue nosy be

The moringue is a combat sport practiced in the Indian Ocean, originating in Madagascar under the name of moraingy. It is a hard boxing barefoot including kicks and sometimes head shots, which we still find the authentic practice in Madagascar and Mayotte (in the archipelago of Comoros).

Or see a morgue fight in Nosy Be?

Today, fighting is organized every Sunday, especially in Dzamandzar. The car park is closed with tarpaulins and enthusiasts come to watch these struggles. Present also on Nosy Be and in all Madagascar the association of traditional sports and martial arts GasyKa Mahery is directed by Michel the Dragon.

History of Moringue

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The moringue originated in the eighteenth century in large sugar cane farms. The black code does not allow the slaves to fight, they, originating from Africa and Madagascar, developed the moringue, fighting style combining music, including percussion, and martial techniques, so as not to be born in the whites the suspicion of a capacity for revolt by showing only a tribal dance.

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