We will start on a sad note and say the little known World Combat Games 2013 just concluded this weekend in St. Petersburg Russia. The games include some of the worlds best athletes in their respective sport, all happening during a week long combat festival.
Check out this list of combat sports:
As you can see it's a Christmas list of grappling arts which included everything from Sumo, to Belt Wrestling and no-gi. Basically it's the Olympics of combat sports, yet you'll be lucky to find it broadcasted or promoted on this side of the world. We want you to take a look at some of the action that took place over the past week.
While your watching these video keep in mind that if the grappling community wants to see the sport on a large scale it will need to take place on a scale this large. Imagine merging the talent found at these games with those found in the US, Brazil and Japan. Yes, these countries have representation at the WCG's, but not on the scale that we need in order to push grappling arts to the next level. The Olympics may be a long ways away, so why not merge and develop our own games.
Now on a good note, Enjoy. Grapplers.