Here's a TV show on weapons fighting the Indonesian Sumba tribe and a San Francisco Bay Area tribe .
Videotaped in High Definition, so look for the HD channel.
National Geographic Taboo
Season IV, Episode 5 "Proving Ground"http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/daily/20070822.html
This is the Pacific Time schedule, so add three hours for Eastern Time:
Wednesday August 22, 2007, 7 pm and 10 pm
Saturday August 25, 12pm
Wednesday August 29, 2007, 3 pm
In some cultures men prove their manhood by enduring pain. Get a pass into an American Fight Club, where some successful, educated males engage in physical combat to test their manhood, using anything to attack - blunted knives, chairs, sticks, even soda cans. On the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, hundreds of men take part in a time-honored event known as the Pasola. Facing off in two teams on horseback, they charge toward each other hurling spears.