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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DEFINITION OF THE WINNER IN THE FIGHT
Victory in both types of wrestling is counted in the following cases: a clear victory - awarded ahead of schedule when fixing the opponent’s shoulder blades on the carpet (carcass…

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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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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 (before there were even more: 18). This is due to the desire of promoters to attract as many gifted lightweight boxers from Asia and South America to the professional ring as possible. Continue reading

MARTIAL ARTS (part 1)

MARTIAL ARTS, various martial arts and self-defense systems of predominantly East Asian origin; developed mainly as a means of conducting hand-to-hand combat. Currently practiced in many countries around the world mainly in the form of sports exercises that aim at physical and spiritual improvement. Despite the fact that the martial arts initially pursued the goal of self-defense, some of them provide for the use of edged weapons. Continue reading

PASSIVE WRESTLING

In order to stimulate the active actions of wrestlers, a rule was introduced at the time according to which athletes were punished with penalty points for passive wrestling. Currently, this rule has been canceled, the referee only makes verbal remarks and issues a warning to the “passive” wrestler. However, the more active of the rivals has certain advantages. So, for example, he is allowed to conduct an attacking action from the “standard position”: at the command of the referee, the athlete tries to conduct an attack against the opponent put on the ground for 30 seconds. Continue reading

JUDO IN RUSSIA
The founder of domestic judo is Vasily Sergeevich Oschepkov (1892–1937). He was born on South Sakhalin, which after the Russo-Japanese War was torn away from Russia in favor of Japan.…

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CAPOEIRA TODAY
Modern capoeira, in the form in which it was presented to a wide audience, consists of two main styles: Angola and regional. Angola is characterized by slow, “viscous” movements that…

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SCORING
Points are awarded to wrestlers for performing tricks, counters, combinations and defenses: - A fighter receives one point for transferring an opponent to the ground; - Two points are awarded…

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JUDO
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…

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