Grappling is a fighting technique that does not include the use of weapons and striking. To date, there are two versions of the full definition of this discipline:
- This is a melee style using grips, which is the exact opposite of striking techniques such as boxing, kickboxing, etc.
- This is a kind of martial arts, which combines the technique of all effective wrestling disciplines.
In both cases, we are talking about wrestling fights with minimal restrictions in terms of asphyxiation and painful techniques. The goal of grappling is positional dominance over an opponent. For successful receptions and throws, wrestlers receive points, on the basis of which a victory is awarded to one of them. Continue reading
Kudo, aka diko juku, is a modern, full-contact martial art that is dynamic and versatile. The discipline is based on elements and traditions of judo, karate and Thai boxing. Kudo is developing rapidly, not only in Asia and Russia, but also around the world.
Official kudo competitions are held in 3 age categories:
- boys and girls (12 to 15 years old);
- junior rank (from 16 to 17 years old);
- men and women (18 years and older).
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