Friday, December 11, 2015

Boxing at the Cockfighting Arena

         Cockfighters are one of the happiest persons on earth. This is just natural because our sport really make us happy. It gives a lot of energy to our body. Hence, it could boost our health and it serves as immune system to fight sickness. Not only that, sometimes the promoters becomes creative. They have a unique idea how they could entertain the gamefowl afficionados. For example, in the cockpit arena owned by Mapher Alvarez in Luisiana, Laguna, he has round girls.

            In this video that  I found out in social media, there’s a friendly game between human, instead of gamecocks. Yes, it is a boxing! It seems that you’re also watching of Manny Pacquaio’s fight. This video was taken by a netizen named Dhel Mairano and according to him this was happened in Antipolo New Coliseum. 


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Do You Believe in Luck to Win in a Cockfight?

In the whole world, every person living in different places has its own opinion regarding luck. Others have items on their possession that believed to give positive results of whatever wish they had in life, or every competition they joined.

Usually, in financial form that could be possessed otherwise and to prolong the positive outcome whatsoever. For others, luck is not important. It is like superstition that has no scientific explanation. It’s likewise, a negative aspect of their straight personal beliefs.

Some people believed that destiny and fate coincide with their lucky stars that always their motivation of their way of lives. Nonetheless, a fortune-telling that will guide them whatever ways they think possible; hoping that they will become lucky every time they joined every competition.

In cockfighting, other cockers too believed otherwise, but some have notion that luck has no connection with the sport. It is only an expression and a desire to win. You could win through determination and how you prepared for the fight. For them, if you have a good bloodline and taking care very well your chicken, there’s a chance to win in a derby although it is hard to predict who will be the winner. Their point is to work very hard and don’t believe in luck.

Likewise, other cockers believed that luck is vital in joining derbies. Positive results always their motives that can be produced all throughout. Even though cockers have good bloodline and conditioned very well, if there’s no luck, the outcome will be doomed.

In real world of cockfighting, you can’t control the fight of your chicken at all. There’s a possibility that it could be hit in the sensitive part of his body. Your chicken would defeat in a first or second buckle. Like in boxing, remember Ricky Hatton? He was knocked down by Manny Pacquiao in the second round of their fight. Before that, Hatton was very confident to win because he was an undefeated champion. Then, suddenly he was a loss and put himself in a shameful situation.

 Actually, cockfighting and boxing is a different sport that to predict beforehand could be non-sense for some people. The fight between chicken is really faster and it only last for seconds or minutes only while in boxing it’s different.

Some cocker who really believed in lucky or lucky charms, amulets or procedures in conditioning, etc., are increasing nowadays. They knew beforehand that each chicken for cockfighting are with bloodlines and conditioned properly for the fight. So, luck is the denominator of everything they do in the cockpit arena.

But some cockers nowadays have more information through the internet that they copied the best procedures in breeding chickens, developed new conditioning techniques and feeding the right amount of feeds every day. Preparation plays a vital role in gaining positive outcome in cockfighting.

Every cockers prepared very well and so, what’s the difference you and with your opponents? If you prepared very well; same with them. They are aware that cockfighting is really tough today compare before. It only means that you need to be lucky to win in a derby.

More cockers believed otherwise, that good preparation beforehand is the best in winning the championship and every derby thereafter. Nothing wrong in believing for luck, fate, destiny, amulets or any other beliefs but one thing for sure; be ready always and condition well the chicken for fighting.

Always remember, if you lose today, for sure you will become lucky tomorrow. So, good luck to all of you; dream, believe and survive.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

History of Cockfighting

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Cockfighting is an oldest form that really exists until today. In recent times, more sport’s concepts are created by many enthusiasts and sportsmen around the world. The most popular are basketball, volleyball, wrestling, boxing, badminton, bowling and other much-to-be-desired games for outdoor and indoor activities.

In ancient times, the first humans venerated the gamefowl bird and treated as sacred especially chicken. By this notion, the ancient people in Greece associated it with their Gods and Goddesses like Apollo, Mars and Mercury. They built temples in honouring the gamefowl for protection from evil spirits. They believed that it can protect their people and warriors in time of war.

Even ancient Rome, the Roman warriors believed that gamefowl were inspirations for their fighting skills, because gamefowl fight until the end. Like Roman captain Themostocles conducted derby before they go at war. He motivated his soldiers by observing the characteristic of the gamefowl bird which is very brave and never surrenders until they die in a battle.

Also, it seems that cockfighting was old as the human civilization. But no one can pinpoint who were the first persons who played cockfighting? We only knew that gamefowl birds were born to be a fighter; braveness was very natural for them.

Other historians believed that cockfighting exists before Jesus Christ was born. In ancient Rome, they made humans as gladiators to fight in the arena. And later, they utilized gamefowl as replacement in fighting. It was a favorite past time of the ancient people and a favorite sport of Julius Caezar that believed as one of the first individuals in Rome who really loved this spectacular sport. As a cockfighting fanatic, he was not only promoted it in his territory and also brought it in England.

Cockfighting in 16th century was relatively popular at once with common people. Even during the term of Henry VIII cockfighting was held at White Hall Palace. It became a national sport in England and breeding and conditioning chickens were taught in exclusives schools. But when Victoria reigned, the cockfighting was already banned. As of now, there are still some gamefowl breeders in that country, although there government don’t recognize cockfighting.

Right now, at present times, cockfighting’s still the popular sports for wealthy and common people. It gets wider audience and getting bigger for it reached-out for every province as their regular leisure time. Some places banned cockfighting and they named it as illegal.

Other people preferred to breed gamefowl only on their places and find cockfighting derby for betting in another area. Likewise, some American cockfighters are visiting the Philippines and Mexico just to join in a derby. They are the true-bloodied cockfighters who can express what they want in life.

 More and more American people are hoping that cockfighting would be back in America. Likewise, the Philippines could spread this cockfighting to another level wherein more Filipinos can generate income out of this sport.

Most cockers know that cockfighting is not bad or not a criminal act. It’s just a pastime for some, job for others, but the main objective lies with the personal touch of every cockers.