Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

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Half a century ago, this duel was an integral part of the Japanese carnivals. In the independent, show wrestling has become in the twentieth century, with women fighting often evoke even more interest than men.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

According to fans with the experience of modern women’s wrestling — a pitiful semblance of the grinder, which reigned in the ring in the 90-ies of the last century. Rumor has it that the quality of the show suffered greatly after the promoters decided to look toward the child audience.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Summary of “puberty” period of sharp decline in injuries, even ostentatious, as well as a variety of deliberately “bloody” showdown. It is the zealots of the child’s psyche, according to most “old school” fans, scored the nail in the coffin of centuries-old traditions of wrestling of the Country of the rising sun.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Japanese wrestling is above all the rigid hierarchy and honoring veterans. A novice fighter, even the most talented, will never prevail against the elder. Because it is not accepted. The right to a single victory the young athletes gain after years of constant defeats.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

“It’s like the army: it is impossible to speak with the eldest, until he you do not appeal, you need to remain in place until senior, only after that you can come out too. You should arrive half an hour before the older,” — says one of the representatives of young generation of Japanese wrestling.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Before the theatrical side of wrestling was carefully hidden. Now it’s a whole industry with multi-million dollar revenues. Frankly fake battles a long time does not bother anyone, and their heroes more often appears on advertising billboards and postcards than directly on the ring.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

If you want to win — work. In training halls the girls practically live for hours practicing the same movement, bringing it to perfection. Many of the representatives of Japanese wrestling live within walking distance of sports complexes.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Nearly all the fighting is staged, pass on clear, pre-written script. Each technique is agreed upon and worked out rivals in training. The risk of injury is minimal.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

But t are exceptions that more often happen in women’s wrestling, w the match can sometimes interfere with the basic emotions. Known cases w girls were beaten each other for real, and unsuspecting spectators admired the art rivals to take a punch.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

The tragedy ended the fight for the championship, held in Tokyo last February. After two minutes of beating one of the opponents got a broken nose, facial bones, a concussion and nearly lost an eye. Athlete right out of the ring was taken to the hospital, w she spent more than one day.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Outside of the ring women of Japanese wrestling are friends almost family. Together to go out to restaurants, w they do not limit themselves in alcohol. But once they step into the ring as friends become real furies, ready to grab each other’s hair and eyes gouged out. For fun, of course.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Despite the blatant showing off of women’s wrestling fans do not become less. So the Japanese pay tribute to centuries-old traditions to be proud of, regardless of gender and age.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

One of the main differences of the Japanese from American wrestling — a hard technique and the psychology of combat. If American emphasis on the image of the fighter, the Japanese — combat, precision strikes and constant hard final, w the winner of “killing” the victim.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

Another difference from American and, in some years, European professional wrestling, in Japan, rarely are fights involving more than two competing parties. According to the organizers, the ring should be nothing but Yin and Yang.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)

The imaginary involvement of the viewer in the action — one of the most important aspects of wrestling. Fans must own nose to feel the perspiration rivals. While athletes are strictly forbidden physical contact with the fan, the safety of the audience first.

Professional female wrestling in Japan (16 photos)