Spoiled we are at times in the female wrestling and Session Girl world and we gleefully have the Czech Republic to thank for that.
This wonderful country has brought us so many beautiful Fem Competitors over the years that their engagements and entertainment span well over two decades in an industry, modern female submission wrestling, that itself is barely 40 years old.
One of the earliest pioneers that dazzled us, though she didn’t compete long, was DWW’s Lada.
Lada on the right
Her skills could light up an unprepared opponent.
One of her first matches was when she was 19 and she faced another beautiful blonde Czech girl named Wlanka Dufkova who was 23.
The match was hotly contested inside a quiet DWW studio where the two new girls put on an impressive show in a ground war.
Initially our favored Czech beauty in the light greenish yellow bathing suit tried to control the match with her legs, keeping Wlanka trapped in a body scissors. Wlanka would not succumb easily and though still encased in a standing body scissors, she turned the tables and sat on top of Lada who erotically kicked wildly to try and escape but just didn’t have the experience to pull it off.
We we’re greatly entertained.
The talented future DWW super star Hana did us the honor of being the referee.
Lada would wrestle a few more times and when she met a gorgeous Hungarian brunette named Stefanie, they too fought a grueling ground war inside the closed studio and this time Lada eventually seemed to get the best of her.
We would see her in one more match where she took on a very tough blonde named Timea.
That Timea is not the same girl who would later star for DWW with short hair.
This girl was graced with long blonde hair and was so tough in the early 1990s that we saw matches where she dominated her fellow European wrestlers so strongly that one girl cried after a good old fashioned whipping, then her friend wanted to exact revenge on Timea but Timea gave her a good shellacking as well.
It was beautiful to watch.
We say this with the backdrop to Lada taking on this version of Timea.
To put it mildly, Lada was in tough but she competed hard.
We loved so many aspects to Lada’s competition including the fact that she loved dancing. It would remind of us of another Czech beauty who loved to wrestle at the great Femwrestle events in Troisdorf in Lilith.
Lilith loved to dance as well.
She had great success at the Femwrestle events as she took on the likes of Brenda form Germany more than once as well as her stable of Czech wrestlers.
Dancer Lilith dominating Tess
The Czech Republic is a great place for dancers to thrive and in terms of the formal training that is required to compete as a professional ballerina one of the pioneers that led the way was a beautiful Czech woman named Jarmila Jerabkova.
Ms. Jerabkova, (1912–1989) was a Czech dancer, choreographer and teacher. She is considered to be a pioneer of Czech modern dance, having taught Isadora Duncan‘s method from the 1930s.
Born in Prague, she was the daughter of violinist František Jeřábek, the leader of the National Theatre orchestra, while her mother had studied art and music in Munich. Interested in Sokol, the Czech youth sport movement, she took summer classes from 1929 to 1932 at Schloss Klessheim near Salzburg, where she trained in dancing under Elizabeth Duncan, the sister of the innovative dancer Isadora Duncan.
From 1932, Ms. Jeřábková taught music and dance, first at Slaný, then in Prague where in 1937 her school became known as “Jarmila Jeřábková’s School of Artistic Dance founded under the personal direction of Elizabeth Duncan”.
From 1935 to 1948, she staged performances with her pupils in Prague and other Czech towns. They included stylized Slavonic dance (performed to the music of Antonín Dvořák‘s Slavonic Dances) and works accompanying the music of the Czech Choir. Members of the group included Onta Jankovská, Marta Horová, Dáša Bittnerová, Jarina Smoláková, Elvíra Mařatková, Dana Bořkovcová and Běla Dintrová.
Her legacy will live on and her influences on modern Czech dance continues to this day.
“Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today”…Elton John
The National Theatre Ballet in Prague, Czech Republic was founded in 1883. It is based in Prague‘s National Theatre, which is also home to a drama company and an opera company. The company has a long history of performing Czech works in addition to international classics. In recent decades, more Western works have also been added to the repertoire.
Today a Czech dancer that stands out above all others is Nikola Marova.
Czech dancers are sought after the world over as reported on September 19, 2018 at artsatl.com, “Last weekend, Atlanta Ballet’s Return to Fall, the company’s first main stage fall production in seven years, offered a bit of the familiar, historic and historically contemporary — with a seminal contemporary ballet, a Balanchine pas de deux, a performance by two formidable guest artists from Czech Republic and a new commission that elicited brilliance from the mostly young corps of dancers.”
Their collaboration with their American friends is resonating around the globe.
“Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand”…Elton John
They glow about this at the Czech National Ballet site narodni-divadlo.cz, “Congratulations for the great applaus and for the beautiful atmosphere of the evening RETURN TO FALL. The collaboration with Atlanta Ballet will continue in the season 2019 / 2020.”
If you make a decision to travel to the Czech Republic to session with one of the many girls there who engage in mixed wrestling, attending this magnificent ballet production in Prague might add to your adventure.
Through the world of dance and female wrestling, in some way we are all wonderfully connected.
We certainly felt a connection when watching DWW’s Tiny Dancer Lada perform on the mats.
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