Bull fighting in Spain a dangerous game
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Bull fighting in Spain a dangerous game

Madrid : Spain | May 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM PDT
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Spanish matador Manuel Jesús

Bull fighting a dangerous game which is being played in Spain since 711 A.D. bull fighting was 1st played in celebration of crowning of king Alsonso VIII. In Spain number of people watching this fight reach one million every year.

In this dangerous game, bull is let into the ring, then the top bull fighter among all who is called Matdor, watches the chief assistant who wave a big bright yellow cap in front of bull to make it charge. After it the trumpet is sounded with which several fighters are called to make the bull weak with spears.

Then a trumpet is sounded and several fighters called Picadores weaken the bull by placing spear into it. This takes around 10 minutes.

The other trumpet is sounded and Matador now removes his black winged hat. After which he dedicates the death of the bull to the president before beginning his faena that he has.

The faena is the most beautiful and skillful section of the fight. And the matador must have to prove his courage here. The faena consists of a running at the Matador which further carries the muleta. This muleta is a piece of thick crimson cloth which is draped over a short stick, the killing sword, which is always to be held in the right hand.

This show is basically a dance with death. One wrong move can be deadly for Matador. It is the Matador's duty or job to make this dance more dramatic and enjoyable for the audience sitting to see this fight.

The matador needs to stand approximately ten feet from the bull. The matador attacks the bull by pushing the espada over the horns of bull and between the shoulder blades it causes the death of bull. But if the bull fails to die the matador is given with a sword with a short cross piece at the end, which he bashes into the bull's neck. And eventually the bull dies after which the fight is over.

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Rohan Khan is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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