On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the major grappling events which are taking place this summer. Events both big and small featuring wrestling, grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, judo, sambo, and sumo are mentioned. This calendar of events in the various styles of grappling culminates with the most important and prestigious grappling event of all, the ADCC 2011 Submission Fighting World Championships, which take place Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, U. K.
In addition, we discuss the general critique of sports by George Orwell in his 1945 essay "The Sporting Spirit"
. In it, Orwell argued that "sport is an unfailing cause of ill-will" and "international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred". We disagree that these conclusions apply across the board to modern grappling events, but also stress the need for those involved in these events to emphasize their positive social values.
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