Georgia: Reviving Ancient Martial Arts Traditions

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Giorgi Javakhishvili (left), a member of The Black Shields, practices traditional Georgian sword fighting with a club member.

Georgia has long been associated with the traditions of winemaking, song and dance. But the South Caucasus nation can also lay claim to a rich legacy in martial arts.

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Temo Bardzimashvili is a freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Reviving Ancient Martial Arts Traditions

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