Equestrian eventing is a type of equestrian sport, the peculiarity of which is the combination of three separate disciplines:
- riding arena;
- cross country;
- show jumping.
Each stage of the competition is traditionally held on different days. Participants must pass all trials on the same horses, therefore, endurance of an animal and a trainer are equally important in triathlon. On the first day there is a demonstration of horse discipline, on the second – its speed, endurance and jumping ability when overcoming barriers, the third day it checks the horse’s performance in difficult field conditions. Continue reading
Rowing is rightfully included in one of the most interesting and complex cyclic water sports. Its essence is that athletes must paddle in special boats, using only the muscles of their arms, legs and back. At the same time, they must go the entire distance with their backs forward. This sport should not be confused with canoeing and kayaking, where the rowers sit mainly facing forward, and the technique of movement is different.
Today, rowing is widespread in Western Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Continue reading
Judo is a type of Japanese martial arts without weapons, which represents a whole philosophical trend. Literally, the name can be translated as “soft path” or “flexible path”. The rules and principles of the discipline were formulated by the Japanese martial artist Kano back in the late 19th century. Today, judo is practiced by tens of millions of people around the world.
Unlike karate and boxing, judo throws are considered to be throws, deductions, painful techniques and strangulation. Fighters learn dangerous methods and strikes only within the framework of the kata, where the main goal of the methods is to train the accuracy of movements, and not harm the health of the enemy. Judo is distinguished from any other type of wrestling by its minimal use of physical force and a wide variety of technical actions. Continue reading