Grappling styles and Martial Arts in Different Countries

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Grappling as a sport and method of defense can trace its roots as far back as 3400 BC with the Egyptians. Recorded images of ancient grappling can be found on the tombs of Beni-Hasan and Vizier Ptahhotpe. Eventually different forms and styles of grappling started emerging all over the world. The ancient Greek Olympic Games featured matches with Greco-Roman wrestling and the Indians developed their own form of grappling called Pahalwani around 11 AD. Grappling began as a self-defense art, evolved into battlefield art, and finally into sport. Many different types of grappling grew independently throughout the world and with time these different arts came in contact and mixed. There is only a finite amount of ways to manipulate the human body meaning at some point, all styles of grappling are related to each other. Judo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Japanese Ju-Jitsu are some of the most popular styles today and each style has its own advantages and disadvantages. Ju-jitsu is a martial art from Japan that is a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which th...

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