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Definition of Contact Sports

Contact sports are sports that emphasize or require physical contact between players. Some sports such as martial arts are scored based on impacting an opponent, while others include rugby and football which require tackling of players.

Examples of Contact Sports

The following are examples of contact sports:

  1. Wrestling
  2. Judo
  3. Karate
  4. Boxing
  5. Football
  6. Rugby

Benefits of Contact Sports

The benefits of contact sports include the following:

  1. It enhances and promotes stamina
  2. It is for fun and enjoyment
  3. It promotes inter-personal-relationship among athletes
  4. It is used as an entertainment
  5. It serves as means of livelihood for participants
  6. It improves speed and promotes physical fitness and flexibility

Basic Skills and Techniques in Contact Sports

Basic Skills in Wrestling

The following are skills in wrestling:

  1. Hold or grips
  2. Throws
  3. Stance.
  4. Attacks.
  5. Offensives and defensives.
  6. Escapes

Basic Skills in Judo

The following are skills in judo:

  1. Stance
  2. Gripping
  3. Movement
  4. Falling

Techniques in Judo

The following are techniques used in judo:

  1. Nage – waza (standing and throwing)
  2. Katama – waza (grapping)
  3. Atame – waza (striking)

EVALUATION

  1. Describe contact sports.
  2. List five examples of contact sports.
  3. What are the benefits of contact sports?

 

See also

BALL GAMES – SOCCER

VOLLEYBALL

FUNCTIONS OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF FOOD

FOOD

Pathogens

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