Freestyle wrestling in the international arena began to be cultivated later Greco-Roman. England is considered her homeland, where already in the XVIII century fights were held, reminiscent of the fights of modern wrestlers. Over time, this struggle was brought to the United States, where it gained immense popularity. In America, wrestling, cultivated primarily in colleges and universities, began to develop in two directions: as free-style wrestling according to international rules and professional wrestling – wrestling. Continue reading
The most ancient of the currently known images of wrestlers date back to 6–4 millennium BC. e. – to the culture of the South Mesopotamia (the territory of modern Iraq). One of them is an illustration of the feat of the hero of the Sumerian epos Gilgamesh – his duel with the lion. By the time of the reign of the 5th dynasty of Ancient Egypt (2470–2320 BC), there were images on the walls of the tomb of Fiohhoten in Saqqara, which depicted six pairs of wrestlers. Continue reading
JUDO (the “soft way”), one of the most famous Japanese martial arts, based mainly on grabs, creases and throws. Unlike most Western types of wrestling that rely on the wrestler’s own strength, the principle of maximum use of the enemy’s strength is the basis of judo. Judo is a soft, sporty version of jujitsu (jujutsu).
The roots of jujitsu go back to ancient times. It is known that it was part of the system of combat and physical training of samurai in feudal Japan. Continue reading