Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Sharp blades are tied to the heels of fighting cocks.
The blades are kept in special cases; the owners riffle through the pages of blades before the fight, choosing the appropriate weapon.
The tang is then tightly bound to the bird's claw by string. Then, equally-weighted birds are pitted against each other.
To remove the blade from the defeated cock, the bird is tossed to a man with a cleaver who slices the leg off.


  1. I guess I should thank you for NOT showing pictures of an actual cock fight, but I will admit my curiosity is high... did you stay and watch?

  2. Sure did, Haviva! It was compelling. I do have cock fighting photos which I will post - as soon as I find the accompanying note book!

    Hi John,
    There are plenty of cocks in cages in Jakarta, though I've never seen (or heard of) a fight here. The fights I have seen were in central Bali and Nusa Lembongan.

  3. Traditional cookfights in Bali.
    I think now, the government of Bali not allowe cookfights.