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The Physical Body 2
Digging The Pit
Rope Climbing at Badri Ka Akhara
Swinging the Traditional Indian Clubs
An Amazing Outdoor Gym
Traditional Bodyweight Movements
Ancient Mysteries Revealed...
The answers to all of these questions are revealed in The Physical Body 2: Competition Training and the Dangal DVD, the
powerful follow up to the ground breaking "Physical
Body: Indian Wrestling and Physical Culture DVD."
- Every traditional gym has its own unique methods...but do you know the ONE exercise that they do in
every single wrestling gym all over India?
- How about why a wrestler should be proficient in walking on his hands?
- What about the special diet that each wrestler follows?
- And how DO Burmese bare-knuckle Lethwae fighters integrate traditional Indian clubs into their training?
Introducing: The Physical Body 2 DVD
In this second volume, we examine the specific
competition training routines leading to participation in the Dangals, or wrestling
competitions. Held in Delhi, the capital of India, these competitions have become one of the major
crossroads in the battle between the old and the new.
Each of the different Akharas (traditional training gyms) offers us new insights
into how the original training routines consistently produce high
caliber competitors. Of course, each of the Akharas we visit has its own unique
Different Gyms and Different Training Philosophies
First we visit the Northern Railway Akhara in the shadow of the rail yards in one of
the toughest neighborhoods in Delhi. There, the young children are given a chance
to mold themselves into champions, away from the harsh realities and slim opportunities around them.
Here we get a very realistic view of how the specific
workouts are done under the rigorous demands of their Guru.
A full daily workout is provided.
Next we visit the Badri Ka Akhara, one of the oldest active Akharas in all of India.
Here we spotlight how this famous Akhara builds its Pehalawan for competition, including being able to watch as they
take part in their daily drills.
We also examine the art of massage and how it is used by the wrestlers as a form of restoration and recovery.
After that we take a look at the Chandigiram Akhara, home of the legendary wrestler Guru Chandigiram who has
become the catalyst for championing the introduction of women's wrestling by sponsoring
his own daughters in competition.
The contradiction in lifestyle between the celibate
wrestlers and the women introduce a new change in the way an Akhara is run (or possibly
can be run) in the future.
Watch and learn as the wrestlers demonstrate their daily training regimens as well as
an array of wrestling moves and counters.
And lastly, the legendary Hanuman Akhara (which you may remember from Physical Body 1)
is revisited to examine one of its champions who
discusses his diet and workout.
The use of the traditional Mugdal is also explained in detail.
A Blend of the Old and the New
These three Dangals clearly illustrate the ways in which competitions are now executed:
- The first is a traditionally run Dangal in the pit
- The second is a hybrid, half-international bouts (beginning
with women and children), with the second part done in the traditional pit wrestling manner
- The final Dangal is where the yearly competition takes place - where hundreds of wrestlers take part during the
all-day wrestling event which is now fought under international rules on a mat with large cash prizes
Watch and Learn Ancient Exercises
You'll be an eyewitness to the methods that these wrestlers have been using for thousands of years which means you
will also be able to implement them into your own training very easily. You'll be able to see exactly how these wrestlers
perform their traditional bodyweight calisthenics, carry out their warm-up drills, and use the traditional training
equipment such as Indian clubs and maces.
There's nothing quite like training with the classics, and as far as exercises go, it doesn't get much more classic
than what you will discover in this DVD. And of course, there is much more to these exercises than mere strength
Read...learn...and, most importantly, TRAIN, like an ancient warrior!