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  Professional wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating.
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
The tapout is not a traditional part of professional wrestling; it was introduced during the mid-1990s in response to the increased popularity of mixed martial arts competitions (at a time when people like Ken Shamrock were also arriving in the business), where the tap out has always been accepted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (2207 words)

 Articles - Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wrestling is a sport in which a practitoner attempts to defeat an opponent without the use of striking.
Wrestling is often categorized as one of the martial arts; its virile image and usefulness as military training helped generate such multi-cultural evolutions.
Wrestling is amongst the most sucsessful of all fighting arts in mixed martial arts competitions.
www.nullm.com /articles/Wrestling   (715 words)

 Wrestling - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Even a totally whimsical form of wrestling has evolved in the USA, referred to as "negative-wrestling," whereby schoolboy opponents work for the opposite of the "pin"—with one opponent attempting to pin himself, and the other opponent trying to keep a pin from occuring.
Wrestling is often categorized as one of the martial arts; its virile image and usefulness as military training doubtlessly helped generate such multi-cultural evolutions.
Most wrestling is an amateur sport but some forms, such as sumo, have long professional traditions.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/w/r/e/Wrestling.html   (721 words)

 Olympics Timeline: Ancient Greece - 1940s
A professional is one who derives the means of existence entirely or partly from sport." They forbid such practices as compensating athletes for time taken away from work to compete, making it hard for working-class athletes to participate.
Alpine skiing events are held for the first time, but ski instructors are barred as being professionals.
He teaches himself to shoot with his left, and wins the gold in the rapid-fire pistol event this year.
www.factmonster.com /spot/olympicstimeline.html   (1345 words)

 Catch Wrestling, UFC, Grappling, Mixed Martial Arts, Combat Conditioning information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A true Western martial art, Catch Wrestling is experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to it's merits as a spectacular sport, a means to exceptional fitness, a gateway to American history and tradition, and a brutal form of self-defense.
Bear in mind they didn't wrestle on cushy pads or mats, they rolled on hard floors and grassy fields (this is the reason they did NOT like being on their backs.
True wrestling will never die because it is the sport that is inherant to humanity, thank you for keeping the faith.
www.scientificwrestling.com /DVD.htm   (2020 words)

 POW! Mixed Martial Arts
The professional Muay Thai fighters have one of the shortest careers of all the combat sport athletes.
SAMBO is a curriculum of martial tricks, covertly taught in the former Soviet Union to the Soviet special forces (‘Spetsnaz’), since the Communist Revolution in October of 1917.
Shootfighting was created when a German wrestler, Karl Gotch, was teaching "real Wrestling" or "shooting match" to a group of Japanese elite fighters.
www.powkickboxing.com /about.asp   (8832 words)

 ESP Products Page
This is our self-produced (hence the RAW label) series that allows us to get our newest information to you each and every month so that there is no lag or gap in your knowledge.
This volume takes one of the highest percentage submissions in old school wrestling and puts it through the paces providing you with detailed anatomy, simple set-ups, and 19 ways to finish with this formidable tool.
There are literally hundreds of fitness and conditioning videotapes on the market today, but few actually address the specific needs of the martial artist.
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