Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Fighting Cholitas

You want women's sports? I'll give you women's sports. Just last night, I was flipping through the TV channels when I spotted something VERY interesting. In the center of a wrestling ring, surrounded by a cheering crowd, a couple of women with long braids and lovely ankle-length skirts were pummeling the snot out of each other.

Turns out, they were two of the fighting cholitas. Apparently, every Sunday in Bolivia, women enter the ring to wrestle in front of throngs of their adoring fans. They stomp, taunt, and dropkick each other--while wearing the traditional multi-layer skirt of the region.

Though I suspect it's as "real" as American professional wrestling, you have to admire the ladies' toughness and athleticism. If I ever need a bodyguard (again), I'm definitely heading down to Bolivia.

See the trailer for the documentary "The Fighting Cholitas" below! (Keep in mind--it may look rough, but it's all for fun.)

PS: The rump move made my day.


Blogger Spring said...

Cool! I want to see the documentary when it's done.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Quarguana said...

That is awesome. It does look about as real as American wrestling, but still.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Jamms said...

has it already come out?

3:09 PM  
Anonymous spiffy said...

They remind me of Verushka.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made my day with that. Where do you get this stuff?

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is sooooooo cool!!!! girls are awesome. sometimes i wish i could do that to my little sister!!!

also, if your curious, i am lilromboyblue;), i'm just not logged onto my blog

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Is it choreographed, do you think?

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

It be cool to have mix gender teams. I'd watch that!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Wow O.o.... MY STUPID COMPUTER WON'T LOAD THE VIDEO!! It's acting all weird these days... But the women in Bolivia beat each other up every Sunday? I wanna try fighting there... Nvm. XD

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Raph said...

I don't know whether to be amused or scared for my life. Perhaps both. ^^

4:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Off-topic, I know, but I'm in Sicily for vacation and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of where to visit. (I'm already planning to go to the Capuchin catacombs- I'm close to Palermo!)Thanks! PS- Watching these women wrestle is so much more fun to watch than big American men beat each other up. I think the skirts make it seem more graceful and fun.

10:21 AM  
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5:18 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

wow, I saw the video and it's kinda funny and kinda scary... XD

8:06 PM  
Anonymous julia said...

my name is julia

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Book Girl said...

I's really cool!! If I ever go to Bolivia I have got to see this.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Book Girl said...

I's really cool!! If I ever go to Bolivia I have got to see this.

2:44 PM  

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