Anthro Blog Carnival

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The forty-fourth Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is on-line at Greg Laden’s blog. Archaeology and anthropology, and all about luta livre!

Luta livre is a broad term referring to wrestling in Portuguese. In Brazil, it may also refer to a martial art that resembles catch wrestling. With the introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where Brazilian fighter Royce Gracie dominated the field with apparent ease, many English language martial arts publications rushed to find and translate older Brazilian articles regarding the history of Gracie jiu-jitsu. It was common knowledge that the practice of no-rules freestyle fighting was common in Brazil, so when those translating the articles saw many references to competitions between Gracie-trained fighters and luta livre practitioners, it was mistakenly assumed that luta livre referred to a specific Brazilian freestyle system.

Submissions will henceforth be sent to my personal email address, not to the old submissions address. The next open hosting slot is already on 16 July. All bloggers with an interest in the subject are welcome to volunteer to me. No need to be an anthro pro. But you must be a master of luta livre, like me.

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