WOMEN'S FIGHT
In some countries, various types of women's wrestling began to be cultivated long before its official recognition. In the Soviet Union, it was born on the initiative of the Honored…

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BOXING (part 3)
WEIGHT CATEGORIES. They were introduced about two hundred years ago. The currently accepted division into weight categories among amateurs and professionals diverges somewhat. Lovers have 12 categories, professionals have 17…

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The origin and development of wrestling
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…

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INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FIGHT FEDERATION

In 1912 an international committee was created to organize wrestling competitions. In 1921, the committee was transformed into the International Amateur Wrestling Federation – FILA. Today, FILA, uniting representatives of the free and Greco-Roman wrestling of 146 countries from five continents, is one of the largest and most influential international sports organizations. Every year, the Federation holds about 100 competitions: world championships and continental championships for different age groups, international tournaments, bilateral meetings of wrestlers from different countries, etc.

The FILA leadership does a lot for the further improvement of wrestling, increasing its entertainment. To this end, the time of the bout is reduced, spectacular high-amplitude throws are rated higher, the activity of the wrestlers is strongly stimulated, and passive behavior on the carpet is resolutely suppressed.

Great assistance is being provided in the cultivation of Greco-Roman and free-style wrestling for the “novice” countries.

The FILA decision to hold youth (since 1969) and youth (since 1973) world championships played a large role in popularizing the struggle.

KICKBOXING (part 2)
RULES AND COMPETITIONS. In the beginning, kickboxing rules did not exist as such. Any punches and kicks, sweeps, steps, grabs and throws were allowed. There was also no division into…

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FIGHT IN ANCIENTITY
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).…

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MIDDLE AGES
In the Middle Ages, wrestling as a sport ceases to exist. There was no place in the Christian world or in Islamic sport. But the struggle has not lost its…

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FIGHT IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA
The development of modern struggle in Russia began at the end of the 19th century. Until the 80s she was fond of only single enthusiasts. In 1885, on the initiative…

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