Japanese martial arts sports background

Sumo

The national sport of Japan (although no official announcement has been made), which is always considered a feature, is Japan’s national essence of sumo.

Deeply rooted in Japanese culture, sumo has a history of more than 1500 years. Legend has it that the Japanese existence was the result of a sumo match between the gods, and actually sumo originated as a form of Shinto ritual. Although it has evolved into a professional sport, the elements of these rituals are still clear, from the use of salt to cleaning the ring, to the roof like a temple hung on.
The Sumo tournament, or Basho, takes place every two months in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka and is a really great way to spend the day here. Although the pre-game antics were very rigorous and formalized, the battles were a spectacular reflection of the noise and energy when the two men were as big as the mountains try to pull, push each other out of the ring or be their super big foot.

Despite the quintessence of Japan, in recent times the number of foreign wrestlers has gradually increased and more and more non-Japanese people excel in sports and combinations of Cultural traditions bring.

Take a bento box, grab a beer and cheer on the crowd as they take their favorite Rikishi spirit to victory!

Kendo

The sport is quite lively and dangerous as kendo is perhaps Japan’s oldest martial art and has a combination of strength, skill and courage.

Kendo can be described in general as the “Japanese fence”, although the “swords” are crafted today from four large bamboo bars, often held together by leather straps. Its origin lies in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) with samurai who need to practice their swordsmanship.
They established the “kenjutsu” school for this purpose, and with the influence of Zen Buddhism, it brought about a good spirit as well as inner health. Over time, the sword was replaced with bamboo sticks, and thick, protective armor was introduced. Today kendo is introduced throughout Japan and is a sport for all ages involved.

Karate

Although it is one of the most famous martial arts in the world, the karate start is quite fuzzy. Commonly to Japanese people, the first precursor of karate is thought to originate very far from the Indian Subcontinent.

From there it was transmitted to China, where it was developed and had a refinement. Chinese merchants brought combat skills to the Ryukyu Islands in the early fourteenth century. Now included in what is called Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost district, the Ryukyu Islands were once an independent kingdom with a culture completely different from Japan. The karate that we know today has developed.

Bungee Jumping – An adventurous sport

Imagine yourself sitting on a helicopter at an altitude of 3048 m, legs tied to a bungee cord connected to a helicopter. Below you are Pucón, Chile where the volcano is active and the lake is hot and red. When the helicopter is in place, your task is to jump into the crater.

Bungee jumping is an activity that jumps from a fixed point high from 31 to 183 m, the jumper’s leg is held by a elastic rope. The feeling only lasts a few seconds but the amount of endorphin hormone in the body secretes strong enough for you to feel extremely excited. Small injuries like bruises caused by friction wires with legs are a small affair, as many cases have died of this game. However, with improved safety, this adventure game is no longer too dangerous and popular among tourists.

Bungee dancing was discovered in the 1950s, on Pentecost Island in the Republic of Vanuatu, where there are 1609 km of Australia’s east coast for fun and adventure. When David Attenborough’s historian came to the area to make documentaries, he found that local young men often tied vines into their ankles and jumped from above. This activity has appeared here thousands of years ago, a way for young men to prove their bravery and formally considered adults.

From this discovery, more decades of this activity spread. Some illegal jumps were captured around 1979 and shortly afterwards. By 1988, after working with many scientists to get a safer, bungee jumper AJ Hackett launched the world’s first bungee jumping site at the Kawaran, New Zealand bridge.

Currently, bungee jumping has been an attractive activity for tourists. The world famous bungee jumping venues are always combined with adventure tours in areas of majestic natural landscapes to create more attractive levels of jumps. If you want to try once to discover the great feeling of a bungee, check out which location is right for you.

Villarrica volcano, Chile

Bungee dancing is not for the faint of heart and the jump here proves this statement. You will fly to a height of 3048m, wait until the helicopter is in the right position on the crater and … jump. The wire will stretch about 107-114m so you are only about 213 meters away from the crater. After completing the jump, you will be transported to the airport 56 km away – of course by helicopter.

Up to now, no one has died after performing a jump here. This Bungee activity is part of a 5-day trip, operated by Bungee.com, for $ 9,995, including accommodation at the Hotel de Lago resort and casino.

Macau Tower, China

Macau tower 335m high is not only a place for conferences or special dinners, but also a famous bungee jumping venue from a location with a height of 233m on the tower. After the jump, the rope will stretch just enough so you can only 31 feet from the ground, where viewers can admire bravery or laugh at your stupidity. The shield cable will help the dancer not plugged into the base of the tower. The price of this adventure is $ 1,488, including a jump certificate, a membership card and a t-shirt. You can book through Macau Tower Adventures.

Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

The Bloukrans Bridge in Plettenberg Bay, known as the highest bridge used for bungee jumping: 216m from the water. If you dance here, you can feel the calmness of the river’s surface and be more reassured than miss anything, just head down into the water.

Bridge of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is 1707m wide and 110m tall, making it a great place for those who love bungee jumping. The jump will be carried out on the bridge along the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe and Zambia borders. Here, the dancer just needs to show his passport.

Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

Although this jump is only 43m high, it deserves mention by historical value. The Kawarau Bridge is the world’s first bungee jumping venue hosted by legend AJ Hackett. Every year, thousands of tourists come here to enjoy the feeling of bungee jumping where the sport is started. After making a jump, visitors can also enjoy an interesting boat trip on the river.

Verzasca dam, Switzerland

This is where James Bond made the opening jump for Golden Eye 1995. After making a jump from a height of 220m, you will be pulled to the old position on the dam.

Morrison Mine, Quebec

The jump from the Morrison mine top at Wakefield is the jump you are encouraged to reach the bottom with a depth of 62 m. The bottom of the pit is a natural lake so when touched, the speed has been reduced to the point where you only feel a little vibration. You can also dive in this natural lake.

Shopping area west of Edmonton, Canada

This is the jumping point for those who like attention, because there’s always a large number of viewers. Edmonton’s west shopping district in Canada is a bungee jumping place

Diving to the bottom of the sea

When I sat on the boat swaying in the middle of the sea, I started to wonder if my decision was wrong.
First of all, differentiate between Snorkeling and Diving.
While Diving is a sport only for those who know how to swim well and when diving into the deep sea, it is necessary to bring oxygen tanks, while Snorkeling is for everyone who knows whether to swim or not, just bring a shirt Buoy, snorkel is able to face the sea and watch the ocean with countless interesting things.
I am a person who is afraid of water and has never learned how to swim successfully, meaning that I have tried to participate in many different swimming classes but still have not overcome my fear to know how to swim underwater.
During the annual summer vacation with close friends, we traveled thousands of kilometers together by various means such as airplanes, cars, speed boats, small boats, to small islands. Koh Lipe – a pristine island located in southern Thailand close to Langkawi – Malaysia.
It is famous for its crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and extremely unique snorkeling sports. A completely alien sport for me. The group of 5 best friends bought a snorkeling tour that I swear I didn’t know how to write snorkeling, but still bought a tour with the whole society.
Tour price is about 600 Thai baths, the tour boat picks us up at the hotel at 13.30 and takes to 3 unspoiled small islands to join snorkeling. Then stop at Koh Lipe’s best beach to watch the sunset. The tour price includes snacks and tour guides.
When I sat on the boat swaying in the middle of the sea, I started to wonder if my decision was wrong.
At the first stop, the whole team started wearing life jackets and snorkeling, then excitedly jumped into the sea, started the journey to explore the ocean (they all know how to swim, whether they are good swimmers or just toddlers).
I myself, a girl who could not swim and was afraid of water, did not dare to leave the boat, but after being encouraged and helped by the tour guide and train driver, I also “launched” and started the journey of discovery. me
Of course, at first I was quite scared to cling to the guide, but he was very dedicated to helping me overcome my fears and breathing regularly, watching the colorful coral reefs, each small fish. swimming.
Do you believe that only once that I was so excited, the rest stops, not waiting for the instructor to urge, I prepared the luggage (life jacket, snorkel) to watch positive with higher altitude than at first.
We were unable to take photos of the ocean with a personal camera, but the tour guide brought along a dedicated underwater camera and helped capture the incredible moments. When I look at my own photos, I cannot imagine that I will overcome my fear one day, win over myself to do things that I have never done before and have no intention of doing it.
Note for those you want to experience snorkeling is to wear dedicated clothes (instead of normal swimwear). It is a long-sleeved diving suit that prevents scratches during diving.

Su Bingtian constantly won the gold medal at European tournaments

Su Bingtian, an athletic star at China’s short range is creating an outstanding fever when he dominates the 60-meter run at European tournaments.
On the morning of February 21 in Dusseldorf, Germany, China’s sprinter Su Bingtian has continued to impress in the season by breaking a 6.49-second achievement to pocket the victory at a distance of 60 meters.

Despite the 0.125-second reaction time of Su Bingtian, which is the fastest of the 8 finalists to attend, he could not rise at the top 40 meters.
However, athletes from China accelerated at the last 20 m to finish first with a time of 6.49 seconds, 0.06 seconds more than the record he set last year.

At 6.57 seconds, Bryce Robinson (USA) has surpassed the fellow countryman Michael Rodgers to No. 2 after the organizers used slow-motion photos to determine.

“My reaction time is very quite good today, probably the fastest achievement in recent years. It is a pity that I did not catch this opportunity to break the Asian record,” Su said after won the gold medal in Dusseldorf.

The Asian record in this content was set by Su Bingtian at the 2018 internal championship after he won the silver medal with a time of 6.42 seconds.
This is the third consecutive victory in the 60m content of the star athlete China in European tournaments within 8 days.

He opened the season with gold medals at Athlone, Ireland (February 13) with a time of 6.52 seconds. 3 days later, Su Bingtian had an impressive performance in Birmingham to establish the best performance of the year with a time of 6.47 seconds.

“I am pleased to have twice broken the 6.50-second mark this year. Hopefully I can maintain this form when attending the 100-meter distance and enjoy the non-injured outdoor season,” he said excitingly.

Katori kendo: Japanese cultural heritage

Founded by Monk Iizasa Ienao in 1960, Katori Shinto-ryu was the first martial art officially recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of Japan.
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū (天 真正 伝 香 取 神道 流) is one of the three original sects of Japanese martial arts. Katori is one of Japan’s oldest remaining martial arts and is a model of Japanese traditional martial arts.
Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive martial art that has existed and has been handed down since ancient times. Up to now, the tradition of transmission has been kept secret through strict regulations recorded in the blood (keppan) that members who want to join must perform. Over 600 years of existence, this ritual has contributed to preserving the quality of the traditional practice in both spirit and form as it was when founded by Iizasa Ienao.

Complete martial arts

Unlike the modern budo that focuses only on a certain technical school, the tradition of Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive field study of martial arts. The content of this way of learning can be exactly called bugei juhappan (“martial arts practice” – perfecting martial arts study). Although today’s subjects such as suiren (swimming), hojutsu (shooting), kyujutsu (archery) no longer exist in the sect system, the textbook of Katori Shinto-ryu can still be called comprehensive, even even knowledge of ninjutsu (espionage) and noroshi (fire signal) is still taught.
On the battlefield the day before, the warriors dressed in armor and fought with giants and spearmen. If the spear breaks, they will continue to use the handle like a stick. If this weapon is lost, the warriors will fight with tachi (sword). Unless their sword is broken, they will now return to kumiuchi (wrestling) and rely on skills in jujutsu.

Obviously, these warriors live in an era that relying on only one martial arts skill will not be enough for them to survive the battle. Therefore, the diverse knowledge of Katori Shinto-ryu is undoubtedly a result of artistic creation in an era where this type of fighting is still popular.

Truths that not everyone knows about martial arts

1: Right from the name, Taekwondo exists with “hands” and “legs”.

Many people who do not practice Taekwondo often think that Taekwondo only has leg blows. This misunderstanding is not so difficult to understand, since modern Taekwondo has given a lot of priority to foot-kicking techniques in both practice and competition.

However, there is a minimum of knowledge for Taekwondo students: this discipline does not forget the techniques of hand blows. Right from the name, this martial art from the land of Kim Chi had enough tea and tea (Kwon) hands.
2: MMA is not a martial art.

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is essentially not a martial art, but a martial arts school. After the Gracie family challenged martial artists around the world and won the Brazilian Jiujitsu martial arts, most of them won, the martial arts world recognized a comprehensive martial artist as a martial artist who could master many martial arts.
MMA has never existed a unified rule – each MMA award such as UFC, Bellator, One FC … has its own and slightly different rules. The definition of “MMA” itself does not agree how many martial arts it is required.

3: The oldest martial arts in the world does not come from Shaolin Temple
The history of Shaolin martial arts has yet to be determined clearly, most of the documents suggest that the “life expectancy” of Shaolin martial arts system is associated with Bodhidharma and Shaolin Temple – confirmed. dating back to the end of the third century AD, the saying “Martial arts of the Shaolin Temple” should review the following historical evidence:

Archaeologists have found Egyptian stone wall paintings depicting wrestling techniques, and they date … 2000 BC, before the Shaolin Temple was founded … 2300 years.

1800 BC, epic Babylonian Gilgamesh writes about weapons using weapons such as swords, axes, bows …

800 BC, Olympic was held in Greece, and appeared in many martial arts competitions like Boxing, wrestling, and especially the name of the oldest nouns that humans identified. in martial arts: Pankration.

Tour de France – The history of the most famous cycling in the world

Tour de France (French) – also known as Grande Boucle or simply Le Tour, translates as Round the France.

The idea of ​​Tour de France began in the 1900s. At that time, there was a main sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. The fact that L’Auto Velo published an article of support for French soldier Albert Dreyfus accused of selling military secrets to Germany – angered L’Auto Velo’s sponsor and decided to set up a newspaper sports as competitors – Le Velo.  After the Dreyfus affair, in France divided into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor took the first side, and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

The competition between the newspapers became fierce and L’Auto quickly lost his place to the opponent. To survive, the newspaper needs to do something stronger.

This idea formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale bike ride and better than any race before. The Tour de France, which took place for the first time on July 1, 1903, started at Montgeron on the outskirts of Paris with 60 riders participating in the competition, the six-stage race totaling 2,428 kilometers from Paris like Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes and return to Paris. There are many holidays between stages. This race has enthralled audiences since 1903 until now, except during the first World War (from 1915 to 1918) and the second world war (from 1940 to 1946) is not progressive. organized organization. The race has been successful and is held every year for 3 weeks in July with the track across France and neighboring countries.

Race

Tour de France is often seen as the most difficult bicycle race in the world and with this race there are a total of 21 tracks, a long route of about 3,360 km over a period of 3 weeks, including routes up and down mountain roads. Not only that, the stamina of the racers is also challenged by the time of the race this year under the hot and hot sun of summer.

American Lance Armstrong has become the legendary figure of the world bike race with 7 times of race racing from 1999 to 2005, so unlike the previous years, this year’s bicycle race is difficult to predict who will win the title. Tour de France champion because there is no truly outstanding person.

Bicycle racing is always a challenging and fierce sport with hundreds of kilometers of races, climbing and dropping ramps, with dangerous accidents and injuries or even death But the world’s largest bicycle tour Tour de France will still be the most attractive annual bicycle race not only for locals, tourists and speed enthusiasts.