Traditional sport practised in Tenerife
The "juego del palo" (stick fighting) originates from techniques of defence and attack used by the "Guanches," ancient inhabitants of Tenerife. Today this sport consists of a type of fencing match between two combatants armed with wooden sticks held in both hands. The aim is to use various techniques to strike an adversary on parts of the body left uncovered without causing injury. There are various schools that teach this sport in Tenerife.