DJOUBATÉ represents a group of hand combat techniques. All of the distances and forms of combat are used. One can therefore distinguish:

  • The Tchokan: These are the hits carried out with all parts of the body. There are the Tchòk (blows with fists), the Koudmak (blows with elbows), and the Kaya (the jaguar claw), the Pala (hitting with the palm of the hand), the Bikòk (whipping punch), the Gorjèt (blows at the throat with fingers that are in the form of crab claws). There is the Kini (blows with the knee), the Djouk (the kicks), the Buku (hits with the head) and many others.

  • The KOCHI: These are the key dislocations of all the principal parts of the body.

  • The LÉVÉ FÉSÉ/ LÉVÉ FRAPÉ: These are the attacks of Djokan. One distinguishes beforehand the front attacks, the back attacks, the attacks with the legs, the sweeps, the hooks and the blockings.

  • The LÉVÉ FÉSÉ is a projection of which the goal is to knock the opponent onto the floor, or to throw the opponent, or to destabilize the opponent. The LÉVÉ FRAPÉ is an attack of which the goal is to break the opponent to the ground. The person should fall at the place where he attacked. The opponent wants to land with all his weight on the ground. This second form of attack is not used (it is slowly used bringing someone on to the ground) because it is very dangerous. But formerly, in the ancient battles according to the rules back then, it was frequently used.

  • The GORJET ANGWÉ: These are the strangling (respiratory and circulatory) of Djokan.

  • The ASUWADJA: This is the body to body battle of Djokan.

The KABOUYA: These are the immobilizations: A person who unexpectedly experiences a Kabouya is a trapped person. The immobilizations can be carried out on the ground or standing.

The GAROULÉ: This is a self-defense of Djokan. This is the part where techniques of street fighting are learned (knives’ attacks, swords, and bottles) against one or more opponents. The attack is based on a set up situation, on the management of stress, and the management of conflicts.



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