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Fun & Fitness

HT Correspondent, HT Photo   May 14, 2014
First Published: 21:24 IST(14/5/2014) | Last Updated: 21:35 IST(14/5/2014)

Boxing
Boxing is one of the ancient contact sports which was first accepted as an Olympic game way back in BC688 by the ancient Greeks. It involves two people engaging in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other.

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Amateur boxing is an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges’ scorecards at the end of the contest.

Wrestling
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

Wrestling is divided in two parts--Greco-Roman and Freestyle. The Greco-Roman wrestling became an event at the first modern Olympic games, in Athens in 1896. Since 1908, the event has been in every Summer Olympics. While the freestyle wrestling became an Olympic event in 1904 and women’s freestyle wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004.

Greco-Roman: It is forbidden to hold the opponent below the belt, to make trips, and to actively use the legs in the execution of any action.

Freestyle: This style allows the use of the wrestler’s or his opponent’s legs in offense and defense. India’s Sushil Kumar won back-to-back Olympic medals in this style.

Judo
Judo originated in Japan as a derivative of the various martial arts developed and used by the samurai and feudal warrior class over hundreds of years.  Judo does not involve kicking, punching, or striking techniques of any kind. It also does not involve the application of pressure against the joints to throw an opponent.

Instead, judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the judo uniform or judogi, use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other. It is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks.
Sources: wikipedia, momsteam.com and worldjudoday.com

Boxing
CHANDIGARH
UT Sports Department coaching centre at Sector-42 Sports Complex
Timings: 6am to 8am, 4pm to 7pm
Fee: Rs. 200 for one year and Rs. 400 non-student
Contact: Bhagwant Singh (94633-66063)

In terms of raw talent, the centre accepts children in the age group of 10 to 15 years after a time, speed and reaction test.
Champions Boxing Academy at Shikhya School, Sector 46
Timings: 5pm to 7pm
Fee: Rs. 800 per month, college students Rs. 1200
Contact: Virender Dangi (98882-20004)
The academy will also organise a 35 day summer camp which will start from May 28. Different batches will be inducted for coaching till June 1 and fee for the camp will be Rs. 1200 per head

PANCHKULA
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 6
Timings: 6am to 7:30am
Monthly Fee: `800 for school kids; Rs. 1,200 for college students
Contact: Virender Dangi (98882-20004)
The academy will also organise a 35 day summer camp which will start from May 28. Different batches will be inducted for coaching till June 1 and fee for the camp will be `1200 per head

Judo
CHANDIGARH
UT Sports Department coaching centre at Sector-42 Sports Complex
Timings: 4pm to 7pm
Fee: Rs. 200 for a year
Contact: Krishan Lal  (98760-69540)
Children are selected in two groups. In the group 1, for beginners, the children are inducted between 8 to 14 years. There is also a summer camp for players already selected from May 21.

SAS NAGAR
Punjab Sports Department Centre at Kumbra village (near Forest Department Office)
Timings: 5pm to 7pm
Fee: Free of cost
Contact: Vishisht Gill (98889-02473)
Summer camp for approximately 20 students will also start soon in which besides training, the student will also be provided diet by the centre. 

Wrestling
CHANDIGARH
UT Sports Department centre at Sector-42 Sports Complex
Timings: 3:30pm to 6:30pm, 4pm to 7pm
Fee: The camp is free of cost for the players already picked for the camp and the sports department will also provide diet. For new child willing to take up the sports he can contact the coach  
Contact: Darshan Lal (94170-20832)
Chandigarh Police Wrestling Centre (at the backside of Chandigarh Golf Club)
Timings: 5:30am to 7:30am, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fee: Free of cost
Contact: Raj Singh (94174-95619)

ZIRAKPUR
Gulzar Wrestling Centre (run in association with Sports Authority of India and Punjab Sports Department)
Timings: 5am to 7am, 4pm to 7pm
Fee: Free of cost
Contact: RS Kundu (98556-18541)
It’s a Sports Authority of India (SAI) adopted centre

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