What is ssireum?

Ssireum

Ssireum (Hangul: 씨름) or Korean wrestling is a folk wrestling style and traditional national sport of Korea.

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Some articles on ssireum:

Kang Ho Dong - Career
... from high school, he started participating actively in professional Ssireum (Korean wrestling) matches ... However, on July 8, 1989, at the 44th national ssireum championships, the unseeded Kang managed to defeat the legendary Lee Man-ki and went on to win the tournament, which marked the ... on the sand' for his arrogant and fearless demeanor, he went on to win the Baekdujangsa Ssireum Championship seven times and the Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Championship five times, he was widely ...
Lee Tae-Hyun
... His ssireum record included 472 wins, the best overall winning record in Korean ssireum competition ...
Lee Eon - Early Life and Career
... Lee began practising ssireum while in elementary school, going on to win gold medals at Korean national ssireum competitions in 1997 and 1998 ... branched out into acting, making his film debut in 2006 he played a ssireum wrestler in Like a Virgin, putting his skills to good use and helping lead actor Ryu Deok-hwan learn ...
Korean Martial Arts - History - Early History
... Further information Subak and Taekkyeon Wrestling, called ssireum, is the oldest form of ground fighting in Korea ... dynasty, (37 BC – 668) subak/taekkyeon or ssireum (empty-handed fighting), swordsmanship, spear-fighting and horse riding were practiced ... in 1846 by Hyesan Yu Suk (혜산 유숙, 1827–1873), which shows men competing in both ssireum (씨름) and taekgyeon ...