Silambam - an Indian martial art
Silambam is a martial art from the Tamil Nadu region in India. It is a very ancient sport, there are references to it in the epic Silappadhigaram. It is very popular in southern Inida.
The sport mainly uses a bamboo staff, which the word Silambam refers to. The participants attempt to defeat their opponent using the sticks, which are about the same length as the participant's height.
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