Name: Ekigo Ekiganda (Buganda Kingdom Wrestling)
Age of Game: Over 1000 years old
Type of Game: Ring Game with a lot of direct physical contact
Tribal Origin: Buganda Kingdom
Cultural Spread: The game is currently played within the region of Buganda Kingdom
Number of players per game: 2 people
Gender Considerations: The game is played by men.
Items required: 2 contestants and an open field with ringed boundary.
Game Description: Two contestants are called into the ring to test their stamina and resilience. The contestatnts are supposed to put their opponents down onto their back in the shortest time possible.
How to play: Contestatnts physically fight to set their opponents onto their backs without causing them physical harm through e.g. hitting, boxing, kicking or hurting them in their private areas. All physical harm to your opponent is considered foul in this game.
Goal of the game: The first wrestler to throw his opponent onto their back wins the match.
Purpose: This game brings out the competitiveness in a player, teaches the player to be strong and steady, make accurate decisions, sharpens the players focus and attitude.
Community Experience: In old Buganda Kingdom, it was a noble sport in which the reigning Kabakas (King) were known to challenge their chiefs to a fight. The game is now usually played by youth and adults after their day`s work and is more popular in rural communities and towns outside the main city centers. It usually attracts small crowds every time it is played.
This is a deeply engaging game that requires stability and strong resilience. Visit Uganda and experience Ekigo Ekiganda.