By Scott Langill

Bull Leaping

Bull Leaping

They must be getting tired of bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls, because Spain is now going retro with the 5,000 year old sport of taurokathapsia (Bull Leaping). Bull leapers gather annually in various Spanish cities to taunt and jump over bulls attempting to impale them. But unlike the favorite pastime of Minoan Crete (and other Bronze Age tail gaters) grasping the horns is optional. In this way the Recortadores are more similar to the contemporary, but equally dangerous, Course Landaise performed with young cows in France.

Bull Leaper Performing A Superman Jump

Spain’s Death-Defying Bull Leapers

Bull-Leaping in Bronze Age Crete

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