Olden times León wrestling: the “aluches”

José Antonio Robles Tascón

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Robles Tascón, J. A. (2001). Olden times León wrestling: the "aluches". Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 66, 72-76.



The wrestling of León, known popularly as “aluche”, belongs to the ambit of combat sports. This form of traditional wrestling from León has developed throughout the present century from being a pastime and entertainment on holidays and at celebrations into a spectacular sport and marks a cultural identity in León.

Keywords: Customs, Entertainment, folklore, Game, History, León Wrestling=Aluche=Luches, Sport, Tradition.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: October 01, 2001