Ssireum

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Ssireum

Ssireum , Korean sumo wrestling, Korean wrestling, Sirum, Ssirum
Ssireum is a Korean wrestling style and is the traditional national sport of Korea. In the modern form each contestant wears a belt that wraps around the waist and the thigh. The competition employs a series of techniques, which inflict little harm or injury to the opponent: opponents lock on to each other's belt, and one achieves victory by bringing any part of the opponent's body above the knee to the ground.
This image belongs to the following categories: Folk wrestling styles, Korean martial arts.

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