In Greece, wrestlers known as “pehlivan” wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called a kisbet, which is traditionally made of water buffalo hide and most recently has been made of calfskin.
South Sudan is holding a wrestling for peace tournament, bringing together athletes from around the country. The last big tournament was canceled when civil war broke out in December 2013.
Lucha Va Voom is the mixture of elements of Lucha libre, or masked Mexican professional wrestling, with comedy and striptease. Since 2002, the company has toured the U.S. For the annual Cinco De Mayo show, they have added some more traditional Mexican elements like Folklorico dancers, mariachis, Aztec dancers, tequila, and something called tamales from outer space.
The 2014/15 winter high school varsity sports season recently came to a close. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.
Members of college pro-wrestling clubs from all across Japan gathered to compete in their final graduation fight night held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Japanese universities do not offer professional wrestling as a sport, forcing interested students from all across japan to form college pro-wrestling clubs. The students are self-taught and rely heavily on YouTube videos to learn moves and techniques. Pro-wrestling became popular in Japan in the 1970’s as American pro-wrestling peaked.
In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.
We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.
Napoleon’s army fights again, the bloody Hungarian wrestling championships and the Pope in Turkey | Nov. 29
Big waves, Napoleon’s battle of Austerlitz is reenacted and the hardcore, bloody wrestling championships in Hungary and more in the daily brief.
Ceremonial Sumo Tournament or Honozumo took place at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Sumo is a full contact form of wrestling in which the purpose is to force your opponent out a circular ring. Sumo is considered a form of martial arts in Japan. Sumo is a professional sports in Japan.