Entry Title: "MALLA YUDDHA - the Ancient Indian Wrestling"
Emiliano Pinnizzotto
, Italy
Category: Professional,

Entry Description:

The fighting, body to body has very ancient origin. In many
parts of the world is possible to find variations of style of
wrestling, in India the traditional wrestling called Malla-
Yuddha.The Guru Hanuman Akhara is one of the most important
centers for the training of champions in this discipline, athletes
train in a center without comfort,with outdated equipment,in
conditions very distant from our own modern western gym that
bring out Olympic champions.First the arena is turned on the
'incense and blessed and purified the field,then start a grueling
fight, the two bodies becoming one, hair and sweaty bodies are
covered with clay, almost to not make them see and breathe,
muscle tension It is an extreme limit and the meeting goes on
till the complete submission of the opponent. This fight is
probably, in all its variants, the most 'ancient method of
unarmed combat used by humans

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