Ethiopian Martial Arts

Surma stick fighting

Surma stick fighting is a sport developed by the Surma or Suri people of southern Ethiopia. Bodies painted Surma men from different villages come together to fight. The donga stick fight is fought with long, straight poles of about eight foot long made of very hard wood, and the Surma men perform these fights to prove their masculinity, but most importantly, to win wives.

Dula Meketa

The stick fighting art of cultural Ethiopia.


Traditional and wide speeded wrestling.