Cockfighting at Hyang Api temple anniversary

Repost – Gameness til the End Balinese Cockfight Draws Hundreds of Cheering Spectators GIANYAR, Indonesia – Hundreds of Indonesians gathered to watch a traditional and bloody mass cockfighting competition at a Hindu temple in Gianyar, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Around 500 spectators cheered and screamed ringside at the traditional cockfight, known in Balinese…

Bali government wants legalization of cockfighting sports

Repost – Gameness til the End Bali government wants to regulate cockfighting, keep it away from kids and stuff By Coconuts Bali February 25, 2016 / 16:54 WIT Cockfighting in Bali. Photo: Still from YouTube Bali’s regional council (DPRD) is talking about possibly taking regulatory measures on one of the island’s most popular ‘ceremonial’ pastimes,…

Bali: Vacation and Cockfighting

Repost – Gameness til the End Bali Hai Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2011 in Indonesia Bali is left behind since one month already…However is better like this, I mean posting the Bali stuff after some time. Because being there I was somehow overwhelmed by too many bule tourists around, to many shops, coffee…

Essay on Balinese Cockfight

Repost – Gameness til the End Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight by Clifford Geertz The Raid Early in April of 1958, my wife and I arrived, malarial and diffident, in a Balinese village we intended, as anthropologists, to study. A small place, about five hundred people, and relatively remote, it was its own…

Tajen Rules Balinese Cockfighting

Repost – Gameness til the End Tajen – Balinese Cockfighting Cockfights, which in Balinese are known as tajen, meklecan or ngadu, are required at temple and purification (mecaru) ceremonies. No one knows when they started. The Tabuh Rah ritual to expel evil spirits always has a cockfight to spill the blood. Tabuh Rah literally means…

Quick Guide on Balinese Cockfighting

Repost From the photo below, they also used the dead and dying gamecock for meat – the same as in the Philippines. In the United States, the dead and dying gamecock become landfill. If I where near Sunset and Vinton, I will gather all these gamecocks and I will not need to buy meat for…

Tajen Taji Rules and Overview of Bali Indonesia Cockfighting

Repost – Gameness til the End Cockfighting In Bali By Fred B. Eiseman, Jr. Written Especially For Wasantara-Net Introduction In 1981 the government of Indonesia, presumably motivated by high moral principles, decreed that all forms of gambling, including cockfighting, would henceforth be illegal. The results of this law have been about the same as anywhere…