Special blades from europe made from unique combinations of metals, steroids from Mexico, poisoned blades, derbies with teams of roosters and large amounts of money exchanging hands are among the many elements that make up the complex subculture of cockfighting. The sport is a deep-rooted tradition in Hawaii, with many types of "bloodlines" being bred to fight. The blades are typically tied to the back of the left leg with a complex ritual and technique unique to every handler.