How I became a Sabungero
(Panama City, FL, USA)
I still remember going to the Cockfights every Sunday with my late Grandfather each time we went home to the Province while my Mom was still active duty in the U.S Air Force.
She was stationed at Clark Air Force Base for three years. Both my Grandfather and Uncle were avid Sabungeros. They both pretty much taught me everything I needed to know about the sport from training to handling a rooster.
The only thing I did not get to learn is the art of putting on the tare which is an acquired skill that one must have. I still do watch the cockfights online from time to time.