The Gada in Vyayam

By William Calvani William Calvani started wrestling at 8 years old in the hale and hardy New Jersey wrestling scene. His experiences and other interests provided the intuition that in traditional cultures wrestling is a spiritual path and was codified, validated and known as…

How the wrestlers bridge made a lasting impact in my life

By Travis Patton Travis Patton was born in the United States and currently resides in Alabama. I’ve been working on the side as a personal trainer since 2011 and would love to one day open my own training facility that can also accommodate grappling….

Wrestling in Ritual Space

By William Calvani William Calvani started wrestling at 8 years old in the hale and hardy New Jersey wrestling scene. His experiences and other interests provided the intuition that in traditional cultures wrestling is a spiritual path and was codified, validated and known as…

My Way with Vyayam

by Tom Billinge Tom Billinge found his way into martial arts through a trip to Thailand in the early 2000s. Quickly becoming hooked on Muay Thai, he spent the next few years training in his native England and in Bangkok. Tom left the UK…

Heracles’ Dilemma: Is Strength Really a Virtue?

Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Heather L. Reid.  Heather L. Reid is a specialist in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport. She has published several books related to sports philosophy and the Olympics, as well as co-authoring numerous texts. – Athletics and Philosophy in…

Building A Relationship With Your Neck Muscles

By Jan Markus Adams Karl Pojello, the great wrestler, once said: „Chain no stronger than weak link.“ He knew about the importance of strong neck muscles. And especially he knew about the importance of functional strength. His quote goes on with the words: „Mat…

An ihren Nacken werdet ihr sie erkennen

An ihren Nacken werdet ihr sie erkennen (By their necks you will know them) A report of experience By Jan Markus Adams “The philosopher looks like a cartoon character!”, laughed my team mate Dieter to our coach Matthias. “That big body and then such…