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Monday, October 28, 2013

HUNGRY FOR COMBAT? - THE 2013 WORLD COMBAT GAMES HIGHLIGHTS.



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:
Aikido
Boxing
Fencing
Judo
Ju Jitsu
Karate
Kendo
Kickboxing
Muay Thai
Sambo
Savate
Sumo
Taekwondo
Wrestling
Wushu


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.




2 comments:

  1. Where can I watch this!

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  2. I'm in SPB currently and was watching live the tournament. It was on Russian TV so I'm fairly sure it's on some torrent site or one of the Russian video services? As BJJ practitioner I gotta say I was surprisingly disappointed on the level of the grappling especially in the (traditional) jiu jitsu event. The champions were solid purple belt level, so it wasn't terrible, but neither was it anything fancy.

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