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- Greek Palé (Wrestling)Greek wrestling, palé, was the first non-running event added to the Ancient Olympics, though likely practiced for centuries beforehand.
- Japanese Sumo WrestlingSumo wrestling is a cultural Japanese grappling sport, born out of a mix between 18th century street fighting and Shinto traditions.
- Greco-Roman Hoop RollingHoop rolling was a sporty Greco-Roman game played by both youths and adults. Using a short stick, they would roll a hoop for as long as possible.
- Historical Fighters and WrestlersHealth and Fitness History's list of the most notable historical combat athletes, including figures like Diagoras of Rhodes and Egyptian Horus.
- Japanese Kemari (Medieval Hacky Sack)Kemari was a Japanese keep-up game from the Middle Ages. Players cooperated to keep a ball airborne, often purposefully kicking it into trees. Learn more.
- Rx, Prescription Symbol OriginRx, or ℞, is the symbol for prescriptions, used both in modern times and centuries past. The three theories as to its origins are detailed here.
- Greek PalaestraThe palaestra was an ancient Greek athletic establishment for combat sports. It was a central icon within the life of the Greek man.
- German Ringen (Grappling)Geselliges Ringen was a medieval German recreational sport, while Kampfringen was a self-defense system akin to MMA.