Alps mountain wrestling – the pride of the Swiss

Taking a quick look around the world, one can see that most of the great wrestling athletes, just as they were, were from Judo or Sumo martial arts schools of Japan. But the Swiss Alps, thousands of miles away from Japan, have a long-standing wrestling, in which there are more or less similarities with Judo and Sumo.

Alps wrestling

It is interesting that in the Swiss Alps, every year, about 50 young local champions of traditional wrestling compete for the national championship by throwing wrestling like the taiotoshi of Judo or lifting moves like tsuridashi of Sumo.

So it can be said that today’s Swiss generation almost no one to study Judo or Sumo to arrive, but they only learn wrestling in the mountains of their own Alps.

Having appeared for hundreds of years

So far, according to historical records, no evidence has been found of contact between Swiss wrestling athletes and Judo athletes and Sumo in the past. In other words, there is no evidence to show the relationship between wrestling in the Swiss Alps and Judo and Sumo, although these have marked each other as they developed in the two. Land separated from the planet.

There is no evidence to show the relationship between wrestling in the Swiss Alps and Judo and Sumo.

Moreover, there is a similarity between wrestling in the Swiss Alps and Sumo in Korea, a neighboring country of Japan. Those who won the annual wrestling tournament in the Swiss Alps often receive the prize of a calf with a wreath on two horns to lead home to work in the field afterwards. The same thing happened in Korea.

The prize is a calf carrying a wreath on two horns

Besides the similarities mentioned above, wrestling in the Swiss Alps has different points with Japanese Judo and Sumo. First of all, Japanese Sumo still has traces proving that its traditional roots have existed for over 2000 years.

At the same time, no one knows how Swiss wrestling has existed, as no historical documents related to this issue have been found. It is only told that wrestling in the Swiss Alps has been around for hundreds of years!