Learning about Mullakhamb – a unique sport in India (Part 2)

India is sometimes called the birthplace of chess, which is not entirely true. Modern chess is just a distant descendant of ancient Indian chaturanga game, which has four participants, and the movements are determined by throwing dice. And just through a long evolutionary process, which spread from India to the Middle East and then penetrated […]

Learning about Mullakhamb – a unique sport in India (Part 1)

India is the first Asian country to participate in the Olympic movement. Indian athletes participated in the 1900 Olympics in Paris, where N. Prichard won silver medals in the 200m and 200m obstacles. Since 1920, India has been represented at every Olympic Games. Indian athletes have achieved excellent results in hockey competitions. The Indian team […]

Basics about the traditional mud wrestling in India (Part 2)

Jayant Babu, a former wrestler, who now owns a dairy factory in Mumbai, recalls: β€œIn the past, we were instructed to practice mainly with traditional and very manual exercises with the Homemade tools such as carts, rolling wheels, wiring machines, banana plantations.” These movements are thought to be circus techniques, but they are very effective […]

Basics about the traditional mud wrestling in India (Part 1)

Mud wrestling not only exists and thrives in the remote village of Guru Hanuman Akhara, but also in rural parts of India. Willpower and intelligence are the treasures needed in an athlete of this unique traditional sport. Every three months, competitions take place in each locality, after which the wrestlers will represent their village to […]

Ritu Phogat and her dream of becoming the No. 1 Indian female boxer (Part 2)

Let’s continue the great story about Ritu Phogat and her dream of becoming the No. 1 Indian female boxer! Starting with many hardships Although having a wrestling background and a respectable record is an advantage, however, it’s undeniable that just getting acquainted with the complexity of the new subject just a few months is a […]