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Fighting for their supper

  • Residents crowd the Pencak Dor competition, where participants fight in free style in a bamboo ring with tikar [woven mat] in Kauman village, Blitar, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Residents crowd the Pencak Dor competition, where participants fight in free style in a bamboo ring with tikar [woven mat] in Kauman village, Blitar, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Participants of the Pencak Dor competition are allowed to use any martial art style [pencak silat, traditional martial arts, karate, boxing, wrestling] while fighting in a bamboo ring with tikar [woven mat] in  Kauman village, Blitar, East Java, on Oct. 12.  JP/ Aman Rochman

    Participants of the Pencak Dor competition are allowed to use any martial art style [pencak silat, traditional martial arts, karate, boxing, wrestling] while fighting in a bamboo ring with tikar [woven mat] in Kauman village, Blitar, East Java, on Oct. 12. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • A community elder blesses the bouts before they commence. JP/ Aman Rochman

    A community elder blesses the bouts before they commence. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • The group of eager fighters includes Iwan, 16, [left]. JP/ Aman Rochman

    The group of eager fighters includes Iwan, 16, [left]. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • A fighter holds up his coupon entitling him to a plate of chicken soup and rice. JP/ Aman Rochman

    A fighter holds up his coupon entitling him to a plate of chicken soup and rice. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Local community members from all walks of life come out for the entertainment. JP/ Aman rochman

    Local community members from all walks of life come out for the entertainment. JP/ Aman rochman

  • Bruised but not downfallen, Suproyadi, 19, eats his bowl of nasi soto. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Bruised but not downfallen, Suproyadi, 19, eats his bowl of nasi soto. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Women prepare the plates of food for the fighters following the bouts. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Women prepare the plates of food for the fighters following the bouts. JP/ Aman Rochman

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