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
Volleyball belongs to the category of team sports. The essence of the game is the confrontation of two teams in a special area, which is divided by a grid. Opponents must direct the ball to half of the opponent’s field so that the projectile lands on the floor. For such productive actions, the team receives points. The party that scores first a certain number of points wins the game.
The central body of this sport is the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), which is responsible for approving the rules of the game and organizing major international competitions.
Modern volleyball can be called a combination and non-contact sport, where each member of the team has a strict specialization on the site. For a professional volleyball player, jumping, reaction, physical strength and coordination are considered the most important qualities. Continue reading