of the competition is to fell an opponent by either driving him to his knees
or out of the circular ring area assigned for the competition. There is no
existing training syllabus for the art but any exercises that help the
fighters with strength, stamina, and flexibility, along with target
practice, are part of the fighter's normal training regime.
Rather than having set forms or patterns similar to "kata" in Japanese
martial arts, the art is solely intended for the sporting tournaments that
may serve the purpose of righting wrongs, restoring honor, or settling
scores between tribes and tribesmen without the need to resort to more
The art is unique in the way that the fighters kick; usually front kicks or
leaping front kicks are performed to the sides, waist, or chest area of the
opponent. Although padding is not worn, fights are generally light contact
and, although foot collisions are common, serious injuries are rare.