Sambo (“Self-Defense without Protection”), like some other types of wrestling, was developed in the USSR. November 16, 1938 is the official birthday of this sport. It all started with the release of the Order of the All-Union Committee on Physical Culture and Sports “On the development of the fight of the free style.” But much earlier, Spiridonov (specialization — methods of self-defense from boxing and national types of wrestling) and Oshchepkov (specialization — judo) developed independently from each other combat systems, which were combined into a single system, on the basis of which training in schools of the NKVD was built. Continue reading
In synchronized swimming, Russian athletes are always at their best. Even at the Olympics in Athens (2004), when in the finals of the group tournament the music of our athletes Ermakova and Davydova were turned off twice, they still took first place.
Water ballet (the original name of synchronized swimming) is quite a young sport, it appeared only in the 20s of the last century in Canada and very quickly gained popularity in other countries. For a long time (since 1948) synchronized swimming was only an indicative sport, and only in 1984 it was included in the main program – solo performances and a duet. Continue reading
One of the most ancient martial arts – wushu, will not only teach you to defend, but also quickly restore physical and psychological balance after injuries. And the best fight in wushu is the one that escaped.
Ancient Oriental martial arts have been forming for a long time. Their elements changed with the development of civilization, so they became not only a set of physical methods, but also part of the culture of the people. Wushu emerged before the emergence of Chinese statehood, at first it was a “military craft” (II century). Continue reading