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Gustav and Frantisek Fristensky

Posted by on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : Photography 

Gustav Fristensky, one of the best wrestlers of all time, practising with his brother Frantisek in 1913.

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Posted by on Monday, February 5, 2018, In : Art 

Wrestlers by Thomas Eakins (1899)

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Sumo Fight

Posted by on Sunday, October 11, 2015, In : Art 

Title: Sumo Fight

Date: 19th Century

Artist: Kunisada Utagawa 1786-1864

Information: Depiction of two sumo wrestlers fighting while samurai warriors look on.

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Anette Busch - Female Sumo Wrestler

Posted by on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Photography 

Anette Busch (1882 – 1969) was an Estonian strong woman and wrestler who fled to Japan to escape the Russian Revolution in 1917. While there, she became the first female sumo wrestler from outside of Japan and saw huge success beating all opponents who stood before her, most of which were men.
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Siddhartha in a Wrestling Contest

Posted by on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, In : Art 

An 8th century Japanese silk print depicting Siddhartha in a wrestling contest prior to becoming the Buddha.

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Muhammad Ali - The Original MMA Fighter?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Photography 

On June 26, 1976, Muhammad Ali engaged in a battle with Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki in a fight that was billed as being a competition to find the toughest man on the planet. It is unclear whether or not the result was fixed beforehand, though both camps maintain that the fight was real. 

Some sources say that Ali’s camp were expecting an exhibition match, but when they found out Inoki would be going at Ali to win, they demanded several rule changes. These included Ali being ...

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Wrestling Match

Posted by on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : Art 

Title:  Wrestling Match

Date c.1649

Artist:   Michiel Sweerts (1618–1664)

Information:  17th century oil painting depicting a wrestling contest.

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Wrestling KO

Posted by on Thursday, January 31, 2013, In : Gifs 

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