Martial Arts Heroines


Co-Author: Kephrira B

During the fifth and sixth centuries, Zen Buddhist monks and nuns brought from India to China yoga and Indian fist-fighting techniques similar to modern karate. These fighting techniques came in handy in war-torn China. Indeed, learning to fight was as common as learning to cook or pour tea. Survival for men, women, and even children hinged on their ability to protect themselves. Those who excelled became notable warriors.

Thirteen-year-old Shuen Guan is a perfect example. Her ability to fight with swords, spears, and even her bare hands earned her the nickname “Little Tigress.” According to one legend, she saved her town from an attack by bandits by fighting her way through the attackers and returning with a neighboring general and his troops. Her heroic deeds were eventually honored by the emperor of China.

But not everyone could be as multi-talented as Shuen Guan. Specialization had a definite place in war-torn China. After learning a basic fighting skill, the tendency was to add moves and techniques to suit a particular ability or body type. For one woman named Ng Mui that meant redirecting her punches from the midsection of an attacker to the head, and throwing kicks to the lower legs.

Specialization enabled people to become masters of their own styles. Mui was so proficient at her style that to prove its effectiveness, she demonstrated her moves on martial arts masters themselves, who quickly came to realize that her methods would work as well for them as they did for her.

That Mui was a woman is impressive enough. But what makes her extraordinary to martial arts students who practice her style today is the fact mat she was a Buddhist nun! She came from a Shaolin monastery in southern China during the Ching Dynasty.

One of Ng Mui’s students, Yim Wing Chun, carried on this style after Mui’s death. Eventually, this system became known as Wing Chun kung fu.

Interestingly, though developed for a woman, Wing Chun kung fu became the style of choice among many men. In fact, this style of kung fu grew stronger in popularity as the centuries rolled by, and became the preferred style of the late martial artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee, who introduced and popularized this style in the West in the 1960s and 70s. For those too young to remember, visit any video store where you’ll find a wide selection of Bruce Lee movies. Though as grade B as a movie can get, they’re worthwhile watching just to observe Lee’s extraordinary athletic abilities.

Judo, too, has some distinctly female roots. While kung fu grew out of China, judo has its roots in the fighting systems of feudal Japan, which from the tenth to the eighteenth centuries found itself awash in samurais-highly skilled fighters who, often on horseback, battled with bows and arrows, swords, and spears.

In the early part of this period, samurai women shared the battlefield with men-and occasionally commanded them. These martial matriarchs were often trained in the use of weapons, especially spears and small daggers.

One of the favored weapons among samurai on horseback was the naginata, a long pole, from five to nine feet, with a sword at the end. Occasionally called “the woman’s spear,” the naginata was the weapon of choice for Itagaki, a female general in charge of three-thousand warriors in 1199. Her expertise and courage supposedly inspired her troops and shamed the enemy.

Another famous woman warrior of the same period was Tomoe. The name means “circular” or “turning,” and was probably given to her because of her mastery of the naginata, which is used by making circular movements.

Woman warriors continued to fight up until one of the last civil wars in Japan. In 1877, a battle was fought with a group of 500 women in its ranks. These women, armed with naginatas, fought against Japanese government troops. Unfortunately, their skills were no match against the guns carried by their opponents.

If you were lucky enough to be a female born into a ninja family, chances are you would be taught, along with your brother if you had one, starting at the age of five or six, to be a superior athlete. By the age of twelve or thirteen, you might move on to weapons training.

Ninja were latter-day James Bonds: super-agents who were not only superior fighters, but masters at disguise. Men often dressed as women, and vice versa.

In the mid- to late 1800s, as there became less of a need for samurai, women’s influence in the martial arts declined. Unless women came from a military family, it was considered scandalous for them to train alongside men in martial arts schools. If any training went on, it was done in private.

Scandalous or not, many women wanted to practice a martial art, and did. In 1893, Sueko Ashiya became the first women student of Jigoro Kano, who founded judo in Japan. Soon after he took on Ashiya, Kano began teaching his wife, daughter, and their female friends.

In the mid-1920s, Kano opened a women’s section of his school so his female students could train in a proper environment. Though a major breakthrough that guaranteed many women the opportunity to train, Japanese women today still train only in the women’s section, and except for special situations are not allowed to train with men.

But don’t think that old habits die hard only in the Orient. Up until about 1976, the belts worn by female judo martial artists had to have a white stripe running down the middle if the women wanted to compete in national competitions. The ruling was changed, however, thanks to a few determined women who demonstrated their disapproval of the rule by fighting in competitions wearing only white belts, refusing to wear a colored belt with a stripe in it.

Consider another rule that prevented women from achieving the same rank as men. Kano’s original school prohibited black belt women from being promoted higher than fifth dan, while men could go as high as twelfth dan. In 1972 the school received letters from women all over the world protesting this rule and asking the school to promote one of its leading female students, Keiko Fukuda, who had received her fifth-degree black belt in 1953. The letter-writing campaign worked, and Fukuda became the first woman sixth dan in the world-almost twenty years after becoming a. fifth dan. article, photo

Karate also never traditionally distinguished between male and female. Karate originated in Okinawa as a defense against Japanese invaders who stripped the natives of their weapons. In addition to using their hands and feet, Okinawans utilized farm tools to attack their oppressors. Women and men would practice their skills alone in the forests or fields using sickles or bamboo polls. Eventually, even a harmless-looking farm woman reaping her crops became a force to contend with.

Sport karate became increasingly popular and widespread in the 1940s. While competition was originally limited primarily to men, women now compete in both sparring and kata tournaments. There are even some mixed forms competitions, and occasionally mixed sparring between men and women.

Today, notable female martial artists can be found in every style of martial art-from kick boxer Kathy Long to karate champion Cynthia Rothrock. These women, and others like them, are the modern-day equivalents of the women warriors of centuries ago. Their determination to carve a niche for themselves in this sport is a shining example to every female martial artist.

Dean Walsh writes for a street self defense blog which includes many articles on self defense for women [] and is also involved in several other martial arts websites such as this Fight Video [] blog featuring competition footage from all of the main combat sports.

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Diana vs VeVe Wrestling

Do happier people live longer? Are people who laugh healthier? article, wikimedia article, wikimedia photo

At her From The Heart column, found at Psychology Today, Cynthia M. Thaik M.D. stated, “A vast scientific literature has detailed how negative emotions harm the body. Serious, sustained stress, anger, and fear can alter biological systems in a way that over time adds up to “wear and tear”—and, eventually, illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Research shows that laughter does indeed improve our health and well-being. If you can laugh when you are stressed, anxious, worried, and even if you are ill, you can feel better sooner.”

It’s a good thing for Forhaus restaurant in the scenic Czech Republic city of Brno. article, wikimedia article, wikimedia photo

You can eat great food which will bring a smile to your face and laughter to your soul.

They are very aware of their beneficial cuisine and style, so they are happy to talk about it in great detail and share their philosophy with you.

“Along with our slogan “eat well – often laugh – live long” we are opening to you with a restaurant, that will enrich your lives of good food and contentment, to make you feel good and so that you could experience our slogan together with us. article, article,  photo

The current century is a time of great technical possibilities and pressures to accelerate processes, but it is also a time when we feel the need to slow down and begin to look back to our roots and traditions to draw from them.

Along with our slogan „eat well – often laugh – live long” we are opening to you with a restaurant, that will enrich your lives of good food and contentment, to make you feel good and so that you could experience our slogan together with us.

The current century is a time of great technical possibilities and pressures to accelerate processes, but it is also a time when we feel the need to slow down and begin to look back to our roots and traditions to draw from them. The period of the Austro- Hungarian Empire is such a symbol for us to stop on our way back in times. Mainly due to its interconnection of many states, nations and cultures which form a mixture of our roots and traditions. Thanks to this heritage we are looking forward to creating a diverse and wide range of dishes, which have already become just memories or those that are popular among our countrymen, and that influenced or diversified our Czech cuisine. article, article,  photo

However, it is necessary to say that we don´t end with the inspiration of choice of the dishes because another thing that attracts and fascinates us about the old times in contrast with present times, is the honesty of their approach to work and use of high-quality ingredients. So you can expect from us traditional dishes inspired by the Austro- Hungarian Empire period, moreover with the guarantee of honest approach to work.

What can you expect from us? Honesty. Fresh and high-quality ingredients. Home-made production. Use of innovative technologies. Various dishes respecting the principles of seasonal availability. Modern gastronomy which satisfies all your senses.

We look forward to meeting you and to our common journey back in time to the traditions, but in the premises and facilities with modern time’s technologies, which we have prepared with great enthusiasm.”

Love their spirit. Don’t you? Others do as well. Let’s peek in on some reviews at Trip Advisor.

  1. English menu, good service. The decor is modern, clean and well maintained. They have a lunch menu from 12 till 2 and regular menu the whole day and evening. They also have daily specials. The wine pairing was so so, but the wine itself was very good (tried the local wine).
  2. We went to this restaurant on a recommendation of friends. The interior has great decoration, clean lines, expensive finishes, and very sophisticated. This is a restaurant that takes its inspiration from the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. My husband had the duck entree and said it was excellent. I had the tenderloin in soup with sides of purée spinach and potatoes.
  3. We were gone for a month in Eastern Europe, and this was truly one of our best meals. My husband had steak and I had risotto. Both of us were extremely pleased with our meals. We also had bread to dip in olive oil which was very tasty. Our service was good, too.

Sounds like a wonderful time and there is only one thing that would put the icing on that fine dining cake.

Dinner and a female vs female wrestling movie.

The great industry video producer Fight Pulse is happy to give us a show of two top industry stars.

FW-09: VeVe Lane vs Diana (BJJ vs Judo)

Release date: November 1, 2014 article, photo article, photo

For the first time in underground wrestling a BJJ expert faces a judoka in a competitive submission wrestling match. In this interdisciplinary match-up BJJ purple belt VeVe Lane is pitted against Diana, a black belt in Judo.

The display of technical skill from both opponents is outstanding. Skip this match if you like quick submissions and one-sided matches. article, photo article, photo

However, if you like watching two beautiful ladies, experts in two different martial arts, display their top-notch grappling skills in an absolutely competitive and extremely close match, long exhaustive attempts to gain advantage, escapes from excruciating and seemingly inescapable holds, then you don’t want to miss this video.

VeVe and Diana talk about differences between their disciplines in the interviews before and after the match. In the closing interview the opponents analyze the various holds and remark on different moments of the match, as well as talk about how their background affected the match, and ultimately, the outcome.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.





Grow Tomatoes At Home

Growing your own food can be very satisfying. article, wikimedia article, wikimedia photo

Among other things, it supplies a sense of freedom, creativity, closeness to the earth and the healthy building blocks for a tasty meal.

Some might be a little intimidated by the thought but with some experienced guidance it can be done.

A fantastic fruit source scientifically speaking or vegetable given how you look at are tomatoes. article, wikimedia article, wikimedia photo

Would you like to grow some on your patio?

Here is an article from a guest writer as to how you can do that.

Growing Container Tomatoes On Patios The Espalier Way
 by: Kaye Dennan

“There isn’t enough room to grow tomatoes”, you might reply, but if you want to grow tomatoes in a small courtyard or on a patio there is a way to do it. What I am referring to is the growing method, espalier. This system grows plants up a trellis or support system by spreading the branches up and along it. In a courtyard a trellis is placed against the wall and the container tomato plant grown up it.

Why grow espalier tomatoes?

There are several reasons why growing espalier tomatoes in courtyards or on patios is desirable and primarily because they can be grown by taking up only a small amount of space that is available. Another benefit of growing this way is that by spreading the branches out the fruit receives maximum sunlight. The warmth from the wall also speeds up the ripening time of the fruit.

The espalier system also makes tending the tomato plant easier as all the branches are accessible and therefore control of pests and diseases is easier. As the branches are spread out and the leaves get a better chance to dry, there is less chance of blight and other diseases taking a hold on the plant.

Prepare for growing the container tomato

The job is to decide on a nice sunny position. Healthy tomato plants need 6 to 8 hours sunlight. Once the location is decided then the next steps can take place:

1. Decide on the trellis style, locate and attach it to the wall

2. Have a pot that is a minimum of 12 inches (preferably 18 inches) across at the top or even bigger

3. Cover the holes on the bottom of the pot with fine mesh and fill the bottom 3 inches with small rocks to help with drainage

4. Prepare the soil so that it is the right mix for tomato plants and it will probably need 8-8-8 fertilizer, organic compost and check for other nutrients as well

5. Plant the tomato seedling in the pot up to the top 4 to 6 leaves (yes, that is right as the stem will grow roots and be a strong plant to support the weight of the tomato tree)

6. As the plant grows spread the branches out to the left and right (although they can be taken one way if the pot has been placed at the end of the trellis) and tie to the trellis. Use 2 inch strips of nylon stocking or rag to secure the plant as they do not cut through the soft stems of the tomato plant.

7. Prune unnecessary branches coming from the V-joints so that the branches that you kept have room to grow.

All other requirements of growing a strong tomato plant apply to one growing in a container, whether espaliered or not. It will need fertilizer, and organic compost. One step not to miss that is very important is to water the plant every day, preferably early morning. So when you have got this all set up, sit back and enjoy the growing process and most of all those delicious tomatoes at the end of the growing season.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

Akela vs Zoe Grappling

Life as a whole becomes wonderful in the long term when we break it down and plan it for enjoyment and satisfaction on a daily basis.

For those of us who love competitive female grappling, watching it alone as an isolated event is fine, but making a day of it with a meal with friends is even better.

With an eye on the exciting city of Prague where there is great female grappling, there are wonderful places to eat as well.

Bistro Proti Proudu is one of them. article, Photography studio BoysPlayNice photo

The well-researched site praises well. “With an ever-growing number of cool cafés, wine bars and shops, Prague’s Karlín district is fast becoming a haven for the hip set.

Its latest arrival, is Bistro Proti, a cozy corner eatery with a sleek interior inspired by the neighborhood’s most significant historical figure, engineer František Križík. article, Photography studio BoysPlayNice photo

The restaurant is a twenty-year long dream come true for journalist husband and wife team David and Karolina Konecný, who tasked local atelier Mimosa and architecture firm Modulora to outfit the space.

Clean oak furnishings and marble floors are elegant additions to an otherwise industrial space, which serves an all-day breakfast menu along with light additions such as soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts.”

What a great story. A restaurant built upon passion and love.

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”……. Winston Churchill

The interesting site wants to share as well speaking to the beauty of the stylish architecture. “Mimosa Architekti has taken the concept of clean and minimalistic to new heights with its Proti Proudu Bistro, located in the Karlin district of Prague. The cafe follows a theme of “current and connection” that is, all of its electrical wiring is aligned along its perforated plywood walls, at perfect 90-degree angles.

The electrical concept, influenced by Czech engineer František Křižík, creates functional equipment with an obsessive attention to detail, as the switches and connections mimic the floor arrangement of the lamps and are arranged to form patterns for the guests. And as if the layout and design was not enough, the lighting system is motion-sensitive; that is, customers turn on and off the lights via proximity sensors simply by coming and going.”

Very cool. Very Hip. Very now.

Still, architecture is wonderful but what about the food?

Thanks to, here are the reviews. “Don’t miss this new place! They serve soup of the day, salads, sandwiches and amazing cakes. Everything is fresh and tasty. Service is perfect!”

And here is another. “Amazing place! I need to recommend strongly this bistro – really nice staff, very good coffee and sandwiches. And I really like what architects did with interiors.”

Okay. Here is one more. “One of the best cafés in Prague. Number one for me. Try their sandwiches, cakes, whatever and you will fall in love with this place as well!!”

Now that you are full, are you ready for a great female vs female competitive grappling movie?

We are and here it is.

By Zweig on Feb 11, 2016 12:29 am

Our highly anticipated (62% interest) third installment of Head-to-Head Contest pits two of the best lightweight wrestlers, Akela and Zoe, against each other for the first time since the lightweight championship final. article, zoe vs akela photo

Zoe and Akela’s above mentioned first match, FW-21, has quickly become a best-seller, and will enter the list of top 10 best-selling titles of all-time during the next monthly update, within only 3 months after release. It is easily one of the fastest and most intense and competitive matches we have ever filmed, full of agonizing scissor holds and headlocks, and amazing escapes fueled by sheer determination. article, zoe vs akela photo

The tone of HH-03 is more relaxed, since, after all, it is only a series of challenges. Nevertheless the at times emotional absolute competitiveness between Akela and Zoe exhibited in FW-21 carries over. Akela is the one more determined to not spare any effort to win this contest, obvious from the get-go, in the finger lock challenge, as well as any of the head scissor holds, as she carefully positions and maneuvers her hips in search of the perfect squeeze, in order to make Zoe submit as quick as possible. After all, she is the one with something to prove. We already know that this brings out the best in Zoe.

We will not reveal the outcome. However, let us say that labeling this contest as a competition between upper-body and lower-body strengths would not be far from truth. However there is more to HH-03 than that.

As usual, for ease of reference, below we present the outline and guidelines of H2H contests.

H2H contest consists of the following 11 challenges:
#1 Finger lock wrestling – opponents lock their hands in a test of strength and try to get each other to either submit or get down on at least one knee
#2 Arm-wrestling – laying down on the mats; once with each arm (possibility of a tie)
#3 Lifting – the contestant who lifts their opponent and keeps them from touching the mats for the longest period of time wins this challenge; each chooses their lift type
#4 Push-ups – the contestants do push-ups on referee’s count, and the one who stops sooner loses the challenge
#5 Leg wrestling – once with each leg (possibility of a tie)
#6 Schoolgirl pin challenge – this challenge follows the basic outline of our schoolgirl pin challenge videos (FW-12, FW-16 & FW-23); in order to get a point the contestant has to pin their opponent’s shoulders down to the count of ten within a one-minute period; each can choose their favorite type of sgpin
#7 Body scissors – the contestant who withstands her / his opponent’s body scissors for the longest wins the point
#8 Front head scissors – the contestant who withstands her / his opponent’s front head scissors for the longest wins the point
#9 Reverse head scissors – similar rules to above
#10 Figure-four head scissors – similar rules to above
#11 Reverse figure-four head scissors – similar rules to above

Logically, the winner of most of these challenges is declared to be the winner. The maximum possible score is 11-0. The minimum possible difference is 0, since the challenge can easily end up being a tie. This could happen if 1, 3 (quite possible) or more (improbable, but not impossible) of the above challenges end up being a tie. The three challenges that can easily end up with a tie, as noted above, are arm-wrestling, leg-wrestling and sgpin challenges, when each contestant wins one of the rounds. As to other challenges, they could theoretically end up with a tie as well, if the times are so close that we find it extremely difficult to determine the winner on the stopwatch or the computer screen. article, zoe vs akela photo

You can purchase the video here:

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

Photography studio BoysPlayNice





Jane vs Kristi Grappling

Navigating the Prague eatery landscape can be an exhaustive and exhilarating experience. There are so many fantastic places to dine and snack in Prague and at Femcompetitor Magazine, we have spoken about many of them. article, wikimedia photo

Having said that, in that regard we are still amateurs.

So let’s turn to someone who has become somewhat of an expert.

It’s time for a meal and a female vs female grappling movie.

Lisette Allen is a freelance journalist who contributes regularly to The Guardian’s online Travel section as their Been There Local Expert for Prague as well as other UK based publications. She has written for on a broad range of topics including dining in Prague.

Regarding another gem she expresses, “It’s always pleasing to spot a new independent café right near a branch of a corporate coffee chain.”

It’s time to meet Sweet and Pepper Days. article, photo

Lissette introduces us to this quiet Prague hideaway. They have hot breakfast options including the full English, pancakes and omelets. For lunchtime visitors there are burgers, soups, salads, a range of sandwiches, and even a gourmet cheddar dog.

Sounds wonderful.

The reviewers agree.

“I love really good food and I don’t ever want to spend too much for it, but I like hanging out and having really good, tasty, interesting food.”….. Kris Allen

At the informative and often tasty site provides us with a few.

One reviewer expresses, “Vinohrady’s hidden gem with a lot of sweet and salty treats. Just name it: hot dogs, burgers, wraps or tasty cakes. The environment is cool and cozy.”

Another speaks between nibbles, “Love this café! Nice tomato soup with chili-cheddar croutons. Nice homemade lemonade. Nice cheddar hotdog. But their Spanish tuna salad was really disappointing. Avocado & prosciutto sandwich – yum!”

Very good. Now we are full, it’s time for a fantastic female vs female wrestling film from the Czech Republic.

FW-28: Jane vs Kristi

By Zweig on Feb 03, 2016 06:53 pm article, photo

In her energetic, albeit painful, and ultimately exhausting, debut at Fight Pulse, Kristi faces the very aggressive Jane. Jane, despite being new to wrestling herself, has already proven that she can fight with the best. Due to her unmatched speed and ferocity of her sudden attacks, Jane is truly a rough welcome for anybody. Can Kristi handle it? article, photo

We usually do not give new wrestlers aggressive and fast opponents in their first match, but it had to be done because of some last-minute changes in the schedule due to one wrestler calling in sick on our 10th of January shoot. Before the match one of the wrestlers that were standing by for her next match approached us in private and advised us to change the schedule again, since Kristi, she said, will not be able to handle such pressure. This happened because Kristi seemed timid, maybe due to her very kind nature and gentle manners, and not at all as the feisty wrestler type. But we decided to see Kristi in action before making any decisions. It didn’t take long for Kristi to find the fight in herself that we didn’t see at first. FW-28 ended up being a beautiful encounter that we were lucky to have set up and filmed.

We will disclose that Jane is dominant throughout the match, pinning down and submitting Kristi in scissors round after round. Kristi is caught off-guard by Jane’s attacks and gets slammed onto the mats brutally several times in the match. However, despite being winded by Jane’s fierce attacks, the amount of effort that Kristi puts out avoiding many of Jane’s pins and escaping her scissors several times, using only brute strength and determination, is what elevates this match to a whole another level. You can see the struggle that we are referring to briefly in the demo video embedded below. article, photo

FW-28, Kristi’s first wrestling match, is easily one of the most impressive debuts at Fight Pulse, in terms of how much of an effort she puts out. With this match Kristi immediately earned the respect of her fellow wrestlers, as well as the admiration of the production team. We are looking forward to watching her grow as a wrestler, and of course, doing our best to help her in her journey, if she decides this is what she wants to do.

FW-28 full match video (20 min, 724 MB, .mp4)

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.





Petra S. Euro Wrestler

In an over-crowded planet where, if we’re not careful, it is so easy to have other interesting people blend in with the masses, we have to make an effort to differentiate them.

What is an effective way to do that?

How about profile them?

Let’s experiment and have some fun.

Let’s say that I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from college, procured additional certifications and licenses along the way, had an extremely high people contact life, love Chinese food, travel, watching foreign and independent films and exercise.

Based just upon those facts, which are all true, who am I?

Be careful.

Let’s say that I was born in the back roads of Texas in a town with unpaved streets, had relatives who chewed tobacco, love the Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M Aggies, fried Southern Foods, women’s wrasslin’ in all forms, spend a lot of time alone and at times have been described as a loner……who am I now?

Both descriptions are accurate.

Profiling is a tricky business when you don’t have a lot of information to go on.

That’s the conundrum in trying to profile the gorgeous Euro Princess, Petra S. The girl next door that she was, this maiden didn’t wrestle a lot but when she did, she made a huge impact on us fans. article, DWW photo

Okay, let’s have some fun.

Let’s profile this sexy young woman.

First off you have to imitate a Texas accent. Got that? Okay, let’s do this.

She’s a student, loves sports, skiing, the film Bridges of Madison County and vegetables.

Vegetables?????? Are you kidding me?

Okay, let’s add one more.

Her favorite drink is water.


Here’s a question for you. Have you ever met an unintelligent student who says publicly that water is their favorite drink? I mean I’ve heard of fancy margaritas, soft drinks, beer (of course), cool upscale coffee, but water?

So, I would say Petra is intelligent, smart, aware that she is super cute, wants to get ahead, is health conscious, is a risk taker and just like Meryl Streep’s character in that Clint Eastwood film has big dreams that shouldn’t die.

Are you with me on that?

Let’s turn to some reviewers who met her personally. article, DWW photo

“Petra S. was one of those young women who immediately received a lot of attention by many of our fans when her pictures and clips were released in web club issues. Unfortunately she only did 4 matches in her career. One of her matches has already been released and the other three you can see here. Her first match was against Lenka. We all know Lenka as a very strong and skilled wrestler. However, you can witness the talent of Petra S. for even though it was her first time on the mat, she gave Lenka a very tough match. See the impact this Blonde beauty had on them.” article, DWW photo

“The second match was Petra S. versus small newcomer Marketa T., both wrestling non topless in one piece suits. Since both were beginners you won’t find the usual skills here, but they try hard and you will watch a match between pretty girls next door who wrestle with aggression and with the ambition to win. If you like watching determined girls next door you’ll like this.”

Here is the review against Anette.

“This is flat-out one really sexy match between two literally drop-dead gorgeous girls. Neither Anette nor Petra had much wrestling experience, but what they lacked in ability they more than made up in glamour and enthusiasm.”

Don’t you wish the Petra had wrestled more often?

I want more Petra! Another reviewer will provide that.

“I am a fan of Petra. She is very beautiful and wrestles hard.

This is a match against Ester. Both girls looked good wearing blue jeans. According to the description, both girls are novices at the time so I did not expect much of a match. Boy was I happily surprised. Both girls wrestled hard and displayed some wrestling talent by applying various holds and escapes. The action is fairly even although one girl eventually proves to be better and gains a decisive victory.

It is too bad that these girls did not wrestle more for DWW.”

I agree, but there is a life lesson there as to why every moment of our lives should be important and made the most of. The experiences can be so fleeting.

Cherish every second.

Let’s flesh out Petra’s profile a little more. I want more Petra, don’t you?

Petra is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of Peter, which is derived from the Greek word “petros” meaning “stone, rock”. It is also a common first name in Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Hmm, rock and water. Very earthy she must be. article, wikimedia photo

The DWW Gladiators wrestled by the Danube in Vienna. As much as the Germans and Austrians are different, they also have a ton of similarities. Austria is like one giant park, Germany is more flat and urban but both groups tend to love nature and preserving our beautiful earth.

The great global information site speaks to the German’s attitude on this subject matter.

“If there’s one thing that everybody thinks they know about Germans, it’s that they’re green. Germans think they know this about themselves too, and can point to neighbor-shaming recycling figures and ambitious plans to switch entirely to renewable energy to prove it.”

The article goes on to speak about how Germans have great indoor plumbing and very inexpensive tap water which they don’t like to drink even at home but prefer instead to pay for bottled water.

Go figure. article, wikimedia photo

The writer adds, “This keeping-up-with-the-Schmidts attitude to H20 leads to truly ridiculous spectacles every Saturday morning, as couple after work-week-weary couple clogs up the supermarket till to pay top euro for crates of a substance they have in equal quality and all-but-unlimited measure at home.”

Keeping up with the Joneses is not appropriate here. I knew a lot of Joneses in Texas and they drank Big Red soda.

The nice site (not dww) agrees, “Germany is on the whole an environmentally friendly country. People recycle fervently, have an active Green political party, and many favor organic or regionally grown food.

But Germans also adore bottled water, which is often pricier than beer. Supermarkets are flooded with choices – fizzy, still, or mineral enriched, while tap water plays second fiddle, though it is good, clean and highly regulated.”

So back to Petra.

Bottled or tap? What would you profile? I’m going with bottled.

Now be honest, don’t you feel like you know this blonde Danube Warrior a little better. I sure feel that way. She certainly deserves the praise from the reviewers.

Thirst for and enjoy the Petra moment. She wasn’t around long.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.



Sonia Euro Wrestler

If you are living a dream life, more than not, you are a very wise person.

Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (February 18, 1859 – May 13, 1916), was a leading Yiddish author and playwright. The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.

He was quoted as expressing, “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

The name Sonia in the American, Swedish, Russian or Greek translations mean Wise or Wisdom. Given the great efforts that DWW’s Sonia gave as a new wrestler, her name fits her brief yet quick mastery of the mats well.

Sonia with her exotic Eastern European dark Gypsy looks is absolutely gorgeous. She could have easily been a model. article, DWW photo

Fortunately for us she was a girl next door who decided to wrestle.

The reviewers loved her talents as well.

“Welcome back Sonia! This is her return wrestling match after her pregnancy pause. Sonia is skeptical and pretty unsure if the fans would still want to see her and she certainly knows that it will be very hard for her returning and finding a free place in DWW’s strong and competitive team.”

Now for the competition.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.….Matsuo Basho

“Before the match Luisa made an interview with Sonia and then Luisa made some pictures from Sonia.

Sonia made a nice biceps-posing and showed her body in the camera. In the match Sonia started with a headlock, but Luisa made a body scissors. Sonia came on top and Sonia made a headlock and a body scissors, Luisa was crying.”

Wow she’s cute and tough too. Yummy combination.

Here is the recollection of the exciting tussle with Pia.

“This is Sonia versus another newcomer in a pins and submissions wrestling match. Pia has already had two pins only matches while Sonia has had two pins and submissions matches. Pia is smaller than Sonia, but that little ex-gymnast is determined, quick and much stronger than she looks like. Sonia however is confident and prior to the match she was sure that she could easily beat up smaller Pia while she thought she’s much stronger than her. Once again this is an aggressive fight between two newcomers and there’s no holding back at all. They want to destroy each other and finally one woman ends up actually totally destroyed and she quits this exciting match with lots of tears because of frustration and anger.”

Interesting. This is another Sonia match where someone ends up in tears. We told you that she was intense.

Our brunette beauty made more headlines. Let’s relax and listen to one more re-telling of Sonia’s tour of wisdom. “Sonia had been pretty aggressive in her first match versus her beautiful counterpart Megan F. – but now it was time for giving her a second chance versus a much more experienced opponent: Eva N. – Of course there is a huge difference in experience and skills as it was only Sonia’s second wrestling match in her career. But Sonia definitely has got some kind of “winner’s mentality” and she hates nothing more than losing.”

It’s easy to admire Sonia’s spirit. In her role as another sensational and sexy DWW Czech beauty, it’s time revisit Sonia’s name and her exceptional country. article, wikimedia photo

The penetrating naming site shares regarding Sonia’s name, “People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.

People with this name tend to be a powerful force to all whose lives they touch. They are capable, charismatic leaders who often undertake large endeavors with great success. They value truth, justice, and discipline, and may be quick-tempered with those who do not. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become impractical and rigid.”

Sonia was one who seemed to have developed her potential. She was the new cool and worldly wise.

What communities in Prague are the new cool and worldly wise to hang out?

Dressed in cool threads, a site with a cool name, provides us with some insight. “The first thing to understand when you’re picking the best place to stay in Prague is the numbering system. Central Prague is made up of different districts, with areas of Prague 1 through Prague 10 considered to be more-or-less convenient by residents. While Prague 1 is the heart of the tourist district, where Old Town Square and the Castle is located, it doesn’t follow that Prague 10 is the furthest away. Prague 1 through 10 sort of spiral around Prague 1, but it’s far from a perfect spiral. article, wikimedia photo

Vinohrady has long been king of Prague’s cool neighborhoods, and it is where a lot of expats and young Czechs want to live. Stretched between 2 metro stations, Náměstí Míru and Jiřího z Poděbrad (or JZP), on Metro Line A (Green), and with a tonne of trams, it’s really convenient, and is within walking distance to Wenceslas Square. There are lots of cafés, restaurants, and pubs, and nearby Riegrovy Sady Park has an awesome beer garden and views of the city.”

Very good. I’m starting to feel cool already. article, wikimedia photo

The kindly site gets in on the action too. “As I mentioned, Vinohrady is a nice place to walk, so I’d recommend just taking a stroll through its quaint streets. Café Fra (above) is actually an excellent place from which to begin your journey. Make a left outside the café’s door and then make either an immediate right onto the street Bruselska, which will take you down some quiet, pleasant streets, or go straight ahead onto Belehradska, which is full of shops (including the Antikvariat Belehradska, below).”

There is so much to Prague that this is just a starting place, but if you ever visit and you’re feeling up to it, you know where to walk and hang out.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future….George Bernard Shaw

Sonia’s time as a DWW wrestler was brief, cool and memorable. We really appreciate her tour. She was so enticing that we had to bring her memory back to life, even if for a moment.

We felt it was the wise thing to do.

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Lisa Euro Wrestler

Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time.

As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day. article, wikimedia photo

He was quoted as expressing, “Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

Hmm. Would you say that he saw the glass as half empty or half full? article, wikimedia photo

The DWW Princess Lisa expressed that one of her combat strengths was optimism. Somehow I think she was looking at the glass as half full.

Fortunately, even as a beautiful new girl next door type wrestler, Lisa’s wrestling was full throttle. Her reviews are filled with praise and packaged in admiration.

(Lisa – right ) article, dww photo

Let’s peek in on her match with Rene.

“This is a fantastic fight between two real rivals. Lisa won their first wrestling match some months ago but Rene trained very hard to have a chance in their rematch. Once Lisa realizes that Rene is not as easy to handle as she did remember and had thought to, she starts to pull Rene’s hair. However, Rene does not protest but pulls back.

Lisa is outraged.

She loses her temper during this match quite often not wanting to accept to lose against a smaller and younger girl at all. The longer this catfight goes the more intense it becomes and the more visible their real grudge becomes. These two are no friends – not at all!

They’re female rivals and not willing to tell the other one that she’s got to be the weaker women deliberately. This is a very emotional fight.”

Well, it seems Lisa’s view is that if you’re going to participate in submission wrestle, be optimistic and do it with passion.

(Lisa vs Jenny ) article, DWW photo

In her combat era, she wrestled against Rene, Andy, Marketa, Leslie, Kendra, Eva N, and Jenny among others.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress….……….Nicholas M. Butler

Let’s view a few of her victories or what we might describe as signature wins.

Against Andy it was expressed by a sponsor, “This is a submissions only match between two young ladies who are not as skilled and strong as our better wrestlers are, but they’re both ambitious and certainly worth to watch at.

They are equally matched in weight and experience and there is an interesting interview before the match giving you some insight of what the two women do think of themselves and their opponents. If you like two smaller woman wrestling intensely for submissions only then this is definitely a match you’ll have to watch.”

Lisa went on to completely dominate Andy.

The other important match was when Lisa went up against Leslie who I felt was far more experienced. In reality, at this point of their careers, Lisa was the more experienced one but Leslie was an established street fighter.

Another reviewer smiles, “If you like to watch a real, honestly done submission wrestling match between two real women who utterly enjoy wrestling each other, then don’t miss it. Interviews make this match even livelier. For some of you this match might even become a masterpiece of natural female submission wrestling.”

The more I see Lisa, the more I like her.

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.…….Colin Powell

A young gorgeous European girl, Lisa enjoys many things as well.

On her bio our cuties shares that she likes wrestling girls her size. Good idea. She also loves her horse, rock music, skiing, horseback riding, cycling and dining at restaurants that serve good chicken dishes.

Submission female wrestlers ted to be very healthy. Lisa also enjoys fruit juices.

Another very good idea.

There are many healthy juice drinks to choose from including Lemon, Orange, Grape, Apple, Carrot, Tomato and Cucumber.

One that seems to be a super drink is Pomegranate juice. article, wikimedia photo

The informative site reports, “Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on earth.

They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods.

Many studies have shown that they have incredible benefits for your body, and may lower the risk of all sorts of diseases

They are so powerful that pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea.

Pomegranate extract and powder is typically made from the peel, due to its high antioxidant content.”

The respected site adds, “Antioxidants in pomegranates include polyphenols, such as tannins and anthocyanins. In fact, pomegranates may have even more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or green tea, Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, a nutrition advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research, has written in the AICR’s “Nutrition Wise” newsletter.”

If you need more convincing, you’ll get it.

The educational site prints, “The thing is, pomegranates are healthy in their own right. Sure, like strawberries, they’re a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention fiber and anti-inflammatory properties — but more than that, studies show eating the fruit and/or drinking pomegranate juice can help protect against disease, like certain cancers and Alzheimer’s. article, wikimedia photo

A study from the University of California, Riverside found components of pomegranate juice may stop prostate cancer cells from moving, while also weakening the chemical signals that promote this kind of cancer to spread in the first place. And in a separate study, Israeli researchers found pomegranate juice may prevent and destroy breast cancer cells (though it’s hardly the only cancer-fighting food).”

Okay, we’ll share one more regarding benefits for the skin. The nice site glows, “Pomegranates are a powerhouse of beauty and skin care and a daily glass of fresh pomegranate juice can even work a miracle on skin that might seem to be beyond repair. Its anti-ageing properties help in cell renewal which keeps the skin from wearing out with age. It also purifies the blood imparting a natural glow to soft supple skin.”

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.….Studs Terkel

Lisa, thanks for the suggestion.

A super sexy brunette and optimistic girl with a very bright future, Lisa is a Danube Princess that reminds us of how fortunate that we are as fans that more and more women are optimistic about life with more choices and options, which sometimes includes competitive grappling.

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Rada Euro Wrestler

Every day that we wake up, we are presented with choices.

If the choices were as simple as good and bad, we would most likely choose good ones. If the options were effective verses ineffective, we would choose the effective one.

Almost all of the time.       

For those of us who with the best intentions have made life altering choices that we deeply regret, more than once, we know that making wise choices is not easy.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief.

She was a 2007 inductee into the American National Women’s Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of twenty honorary degrees and by July 1982 had taught, in her estimation, 125,000 students in death and dying courses in colleges, seminaries, medical schools, hospitals, and social-work institutions.

She was once quoted as saying, “I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

That is a tough summation to swallow when you have viewed yourself one way but the outcome of your bad choices seem to say that you are someone else.

DWW’s star BSA Fighter and Wrestler appears to have made many good choices in life. Her early career included being a champion Olympic styled wrestler. article, dww photo

Every day brings new choices.……….Martha Beck

Her occupation of choice is being a Sports Trainer. Given the way she has excelled on the DWW mats and in the ring demonstrates that she is very good at what she does and practices what she preaches.

The reviews speak to that.

In her match verses Tatyana a fan expressed, “This is one of the rare BSA fights where the girls didn’t wear gloves. Additionally we’re excited about this match because there are two of the world’s best athletes in the ring. On one side there’s Taekwondo world champion Tatyana and on the other side there’s national Olympic Style wrestling champion Rada who was trained in boxing, too. Could the wrestler defeat the slightly bigger Taekwondo fighter in a real fight? There’s no love lost between them and both athletes are really trying to win.”

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion.……Darren Aronofsky

Some people love cities at sea level.

Some people love potential mates at eye level.

In Rada’s world she loved to compete at ground level. article, dww photo

In the brutally tough BSA world, the standing level which favored the boxers was not the position Rada wanted to compete from. This bore out in her match with Julya.

“Beautiful Julya is a musical dancer and a boxer and she’s extremely fit with a strong and lean body. Rada, however, is a wrestling champion and she’s trying to get her chances in a technically skilled fight on the floor since she knows that younger Julya is the better boxer and the stronger woman. Who will be the stronger and the better woman this time?”

Another match against BSA Viktoria revealed that as well.

“This is a BSA extreme fight from the 1998 summer event. Rada was a lightweight athlete. She was a National Champion of Olympic freestyle wrestling while much bigger and heavier Viktoria was a good heavy weight boxer. Rada was a wrestler who later learnt some basic boxing while Viktoria was a boxer who later on learnt some basic wrestling. Usually you would put your money on much heavier and stronger Viktoria, but Rada was smaller and quicker and she was a real fighter with a great spirit and a great experience for the perfect fighting tactics. She definitely tried to weaken heavier Viktoria by making her tired. Will her clever tactics become finally successful?”

Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.……….Tom Brady

Ultimately Rada faced virtually all of the top Black Sea Amazons. Interestingly her signature match was when she made the decision to wrestle a non BSA Fighter but DWW super star wrestler in Sandra, Dagmar’s sister. Both Dagmar and Sandra were great Czech Olympic free style wrestlers. Rada’s match against Sandra is a classic.

Here are some other enjoyable choices that Rada made in her private life.

Her favorite food is pizza and her drink of choice is mineral water. She loves disco dancing and sports of all kinds because her motto is to never quit and never submit.

Those are fun choices to make and now we are going to make another one.

It’s time to travel.

The Black Sea is a powerful and majestic part of the world that few in the West seem to know much about. In other articles we have made a decision to explore the cities that call this bountiful body of water home including Sochi, Odessa, Istanbul and others.

Today we will briefly visit Novorossiysk. article, wikimedia photo

Novorossiysk is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It is the country’s main port on the Black Sea and the leading Russian port for exporting grain. It is one of the few cities honored with the title of the Hero City. The population is 241,952.

The city sprawls along the shore of the non-freezing Tsemess Bay, which has been recognized since antiquity as one of the superior bays of the Black Sea.

According to the informative site, “Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) is one of the largest transport nodal points of South Russia. NCSP has the largest cargo turnover among Russian ports (report of Association of Russian Sea Ports) and the fifth largest in Europe. NCSP handles approximately 20% of all export and import cargoes shipped via Russian Sea ports (report of Association of Russian Sea Ports).” article, wikimedia photo

The Black Sea is a sea between Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus, and drains through the Mediterranean into the Atlantic Ocean, via the Aegean Sea and various straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea region of the Mediterranean. These waters separate Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The Black Sea is also connected to the Sea of Azov by the Strait of Kerch.

To some, the Black Sea is like an ocean.

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.……J. K. Rowling

Rada’s DWW career was a study in tough but good choices. She excelled and propelled herself to a higher sports level. Like the Black Sea she was powerful and expansive in her abilities.

As a result of those choices, time and history has chosen to remember her while so many in life will long be forgotten.

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Sources:, Wikipedia,,, FCI Elite Competitor,,, DWW, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.





Wendy Euro Wrestler

So much about how far and wide we go in life depends upon the mentor we had when we are young and inexperienced.

The magical golfer tiger Woods is quoted as saying, “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.

DWW’s Wendy had one of the best mentors and friend of influence in the global female submission wrestling world in the beautiful Czech Princess, Luzia the Great. article - DWW photo

Her influence can be seen when Wendy faced a tough competitor in Antonia.

DWW’s Antonia – A Beautiful Farm Girl In The Land Of Plenty (

Wendy’s signature match was against Antonia outside on the grass wearing blouses and cutoffs, the two went at it like tigresses. I was impressed with Wendy’s stature, fearlessness and aggression. Other reviewers are impressed as well.

Wendy – Euro Star article, DWW photo

“This is a very intense wrestling match on the mat between Luzia’s best friend Wendy and Antonia, both wrestling in front of their team mates. There are lots of cruel scissors and there is also very emotional and aggressive wrestling, all filmed at a private event in 1999. The emotions in this match are such high that one girl sheds some tears in the end. Much recommended for fans of submission wrestling!”

Here is Wendy’s review against the long time DWW tall titan Barbara.

“This is a match from a year 2000 indoor event between Barbara and Luzia’s best friend Wendy. The match is for sgpins to a count of 10 only. Both women are tall and strong and you’ll see some quite long and enthusiastic SGPINs on both sides. If you love sgpins and tall and powerful women matching it out, then this match will is a collector’s classic for you !

This is an impressive match between two very tall big strong girls. Physically both girls seem almost equal. But Barbara is significantly heavier and takes advantage of this. Without being better is more effective. She straddles Wendy and takes the point making it look very simple. Wendy is a very beautiful girl. She struggles under heavy Barbara but she can’t escape.”

The good news is that Wendy did not give up. She needed that fortitude especially when she faced one of my all-time DWW tanned shapely feminine gladiators in Ilona.

“This is some great powerful grass wrestling between two very strong women who were at their prime back in the year 2000 ! Ilona and Wendy! Wendy is a tall and strong woman who had learnt all her wrestling skills from Luzia as she was Luzia’s best friend. Ilona is older than Wendy and she had started much earlier with wrestling and therefore she’s got more experience than Wendy. This is some tough and hard wrestling and they both don’t care about the natural surface and they are fighting as if they were both on a smooth mat. Fantastic power wrestling for those of you who love strong and fit women!”

I love a strong, fit woman. Don’t you?

There is much more to love about the adventurous Wendy. It’s in her name which means wanderer. The incisive naming site continues. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.

People with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.”

Well, all of that sounds good and Wendy certainly did not neglect her friendship with the beautiful Luzia. There are a few other things Wendy did not neglect as well.

Her favorite food is a nicely cooked steak and her desired drink is the vitamin C filled orange juice. Along with competitive wrestling, she loves basketball, music and the theater.

Ah, my favorite time. It’s time to travel once again.

What is theater life like in the Czech Republic? article, Wikimedia photo

The National Theatre (Czech: Národní divadlo) in Prague is known as the alma mater of Czech opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art.

The National Theatre belongs to the most important Czech cultural institutions, with a rich artistic tradition which was created and maintained by the most distinguished personalities in Czech society. This tradition helped to preserve and develop the most important features of the nation–the Czech language and a sense for a Czech musical and dramatic way of thinking.

Today the National Theatre consists of three artistic ensembles–opera, ballet and drama–which alternate in their performances in the historic building of the National Theatre, in the Theatre of the Estates and in the Kolowrat Theatre. All three artistic ensembles select their repertoire not only from the rich classical heritage, but in addition to local authors they focus their attention on modern world output.

Thank you Wikipedia. You knew all of that already, right?

The enjoyable site is going to explain a few things to us about Czech theater life that we didn’t know.

“There are more than 40 theatres in Prague. Apart from big theatres with a classical repertoire, there are smallish theatres – these came into existence mostly in the sixties of the last century to criticize the totalitarian regime, and they have been playing the role of critics and innovators ever since. There are also several new experimental theatres in Prague, such as the Black Theatre or the Pantomime Theatre.

One of the most popular theatres amongst visitors in Prague is the ‘black light theatre’ (visual trickery created by ‘invisible’ actors dressed in black). It is hybrid of mime, puppetry and drama. Another popular theatre is puppetry and marionette, suitable for both children and adult (Czech performances are some of the best in the world with legendary Spejbl & Hurvinek from Josef Skupa).

The most fabulous of all Czech theatres is The National Theatre in Prague that became the symbol of the Czech national revival period. Financial means for its construction had been raised through a nation-wide public collection. Building works began in 1868 according to the plans of architect J. Zitek. However, in 1881, just as its construction was finally nearing to its end, the theatre burnt out. The reconstruction took two years and on November 18, 1883 the National Theatre was inaugurated with the Czech opera Libuše composed by Bedřich Smetana. Decoration of both exterior and interior is a work of leading Czech artists M. Aleš, F. Ženišek, V. Hynais, J.V. Myslbek and others.”

Let’s all stand together and say “BRAVO”.

We all can certainly applaud Wendy’s energetic wrestling. It was also good to know that she has friends in high places. There is no better friend and trainer in the women’s submission wrestling world than Luzia. A great mentor can bring out the best in us and in terms of Wendy’s wrestling, Luzia’s influence certainly showed.

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Clara Euro Wrestler

George William Russell (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935) was an Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, artistic painter and Irish nationalist. He was also a mysticism writer and a personage of a group of devotees of theosophy in Dublin for many years.

He was quoted as having said, “We have the universe to roam in in imagination. It is our virtue to be infinitely varied. The worst tyranny is uniformity.

One of DWW’s Clara’s many virtues is her varied interests in what seems to be an exciting life filled with promise. article, DWW photo

Her love of the sports world is evident with a passion for submission wrestling. She also enjoys running and any physical combat sports that build strength. No doubt this outlook contributed to her beautiful, shapely, athletic legs.

In terms of food she loves chicken and fish and as we venture into her social life she loves modern music.

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.………Petrarch

The fantastic naming site acknowledges the alluring name of Clara. They express, “People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony. They are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.”

Clara certainly obtained great power on the Danube wrestling mats. article, DWW photo

With a brilliant career that started as early as 2001, Clara’s resume includes engagement against Luzia, Edita, Jana N, Irene, Denise, Andrea N, Tiffany, Antonia, Eva, Laila, Vanda, Linda, Xana, Daniela, Barbara, Nadege and Kriszta.

A person of varied interests, her participation with DWW was expansive as well even engaging long time star Eva in boxing.

The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.……Daniel Gilbert

Clara’s fans and reviewers are happy to invite us in on their thoughts regarding her matches, inside scoops and accomplishments.

“Clara was a muscular and an athletic sports student. She had incredibly strong thigh muscles as a track and field sprinter she was. Also her biceps and shoulders were perfectly defined, trained and athletic. This time she faced Jan and they wrestled for pins and submissions in this mixed wrestling match.”

“Clara as beginner vs Jana back in 2001 in mini dresses on the mat. Of course Jana hadn’t been that good at this time as she’s today and Clara was just in her prime, but both women demonstrated some great wrestling with some nice sgpins and deadly scissors. If you’re a Clara fan then this early has to be in your collection.”

“The last match was a private match between experienced German Susanne and DWW’s Clara. Both girls are very slim in the bust, and quite strong. Although Susanne is very experienced and had clearly won all her recent matches when she appearing for other producers, she finds that the level of wrestling skill demanded at DWW is much higher. Clara shows no pity or respect for the older German woman and crushes her with some great head scissors!”

Clara is a young woman of many talents. She is also a student as well. A beautiful Czech girl, let’s visit her home and peek at the college experience there. article, DWW photo

The nice information site expresses, “The Czech Republic boasts the oldest academic institution in Central Europe – the Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348 – and it was Czech students and intellectuals who in 1989 led the Velvet Revolution, which wrested control of government from the socialist regime. As a result, higher education holds a special place in the history of the Czech Republic. Students who choose to study in the Czech Republic have the chance to experience a rich cultural heritage as well as one of the most exciting capital cities in modern Europe.

The Czech degree structure is similar to that of the United States. Degree programs are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s (3 to 4 years)
  • Master’s (4 to 6 years)
  • Doctoral (usually 3 years)

The country is home to over 70 public and private academic institutions of higher education, and many offer Czech language courses designed specifically for foreign students.

Admission to Czech universities and colleges is available to all students who have completed their secondary education and successfully passed an entrance exam (each institution specifies their own exam). Most Czech institutions have adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, which allows easy credit and degree transfer to institutions throughout Europe.

Study In The Czech Republic ( is the government’s promotional site for foreign students. It is an excellent resource which includes downloadable catalogues of every Czech college and university.

With living costs in the Czech Republic substantially cheaper than anywhere in Western Europe, this Bohemian paradise is offered at a discount. Government estimates place total food, housing, and transportation costs for students in the Czech Republic at only 350-750 USD per month.

Additionally, students are encouraged to acquire an International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which provides discounts for restaurants, cinemas, museums, concerts, and more.

Foreign students are eligible for a number of scholarships, including those offered by specific institutions and the European Union. The Czech government offers financial aid scholarships to foreign students through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and within the framework of the Foreign Development Aid.”

If you ever thought about studying in the Czech Republic, their website is worth checking out.

As fans we loved Clara’s exceptional skills and the variety of ways that she applied them on the Danube mats to gain victory. She is a beautiful young woman with athletic prowess that begs for appreciation. Clara is a fantastic DWW memory whose style was unique as it was varied. article, DWW photo

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Orsi, Euro Wrestling Star

The super star Hungarian wrestler and creative soul, Orsi loves to participate in the little known but effective school of martial arts called Ninjutsu.

Ninjutsu sometimes used interchangeably with the modern term ninpō is the strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare and guerrilla warfare as well as the art of espionage purportedly practiced by the shinobi (commonly known outside of Japan as ninja). article, dwwgalaxy photo

Ninjutsu was more an art of tricks than a martial art. Ninjutsu was a separate discipline in some traditional Japanese schools, which integrated study of more conventional martial arts along with shurikenjutsu, kenjutsu, sojutsu, bōjutsu, battlefield grappling kumi-uchi (an old form of jujutsu) and others.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others…………….Ayn Rand

The discipline seems intriguing and alternative but at least in Orsi’s case, it seems to work wonderfully.

Orsi mainly wrestles in Europe and here are a list of competitors that she has engaged that fill out her formidable resume. Ready? Kimbra, Pamela, Antscha, Viktoria M, Zsuzsa, Sofia C, Reni, Antonia, Vladka, Leslie, Miriam, Viktoria, Sofia B, Kati K, Giulia, Nici, Karine, Bea S, Angie and Orsi S. article, dwwgalaxy photo

Kimbra is widely known as one of the best wrestlers today. Here is a match description when these two titans met.

“This was one of the best matches of this event and probably one of the best matches of the last 24 months. Both Orsi S. and Kimbra gave their very best wrestling performance ever. There’s top skills, incredible power, aggression, ambition, stamina, unbelievable endurance and activity in this match, something you’d hardly ever seen before. The ups and downs of each wrestler are changing permanently and once you’d strongly believe that there would be no other option for the poor struggling victim than to submit immediately, she can suddenly turn the tables and the aggressor is in immediate serious trouble, and it turns again and again and again.

You’ll be excited when watching this very long match since there won’t be a single minute when you’ll be bored. We’re giving our sincere compliments to these two real female warriors. If you’re a true female wrestling fan then you shouldn’t miss to watch this match immediately since it’s probably one of the best matches ever filmed in our 20 years female wrestling history! This incredible match is definitely one of the collector’s classics of the century.”

Wow, what a salesperson. That is a match for everyone’s collection.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.……Steve Jobs

Karine is widely respected as one of the best female submission wrestlers to ever come out of Germany. Here is the match description between two tough Euro stars.

“The match between Orsi-K and German girl Karine is a fantastic match, and it is an even match. Both are very strong and muscular women. It’s fantastic to see, when their biceps are flexing during the match and their arms and shoulders are working. Orsi-K is much taller than Karine, both are experienced wrestlers. The match starts with a headlock attack from Karine, she came on top first, but Orsi-K know what to do and use her powerful legs for a fantastic body scissors, but Karine fights back and made very fantastic headlocks in this even match. It’s great to see the emotions, when Karine is over Orsi-K and to see, when Orsi-K is “working” to escape from the powerful headlocks from Karine. Of course Orsi-K try every time to use her scissors for making points, but Karine was in good form. And both girls were fighting to win this match.
You see hard headlocks, great body scissors, pin counts, emotions and 5 points. The winning point is with the last hold in this great match with 2 beautiful and strong wrestlers.
After the match the winner shows her strong biceps.”

A lover of sports, climbing and making music, Orsi uses her creative side to exact victories in her wrestling as well. Along with being quick and with great reactions, Orsi is very fit as well.

One more match description speaks to this.

“While Pamela seems to be stronger and of course bigger than Orsi, Orsi is the more experienced and more skilled wrestler as she’s wrestling already three years longer than Pamela who had just started to wrestle a few months ago. You won’t be surprised that both women do not only use their skills, their strong legs and their strong arms.”

In reviewing a myriad of Orsi’s matches you’ll find that Orsi defeats the girls that she is supposed to but is inconsistent with those closer to her level. The surprise match for us was when she faced the American Trinity.

Trinity had been in a very tough match with Bori, one of the Hungarian female wrestling leaders and appeared to annoy the Hungarian star and received a fairly thorough beating as a result.

When it came time to meet Orsi, Trinity’s street style and aggressiveness seemed to intimidate Orsi who clearly did not wrestle at her best. Having said all of that, it was still one very entertaining match.

The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.…..Deepak Chopra

Orsi has been a long time star on the women’s wrestling scene and FCI would like to congratulate her on her endurance and mostly stellar performances. A student who is trying to increase her choices and options, Orsi seems to exemplify what we love about women’s wrestling.

She’s talented, fit, bright, smart, beautifully and uniquely creative. That is a wonderful profile to hang on any female sports industry’s mantle. article, dwwgalaxy photo

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Vicki Williams Star Wrestler

There was a time in the American South of the 1960’s that the kid’s feet were so tough that they could walk barefoot over unpaved roads filled with stones. In the north, we would never consider that. I must admit when I visited my cousins in the south, I admired that cultural oddity so much that I practiced and practiced until I could walk barefoot on unpaved roads too.

My relatives clapped.

You learn a lot when you’re barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different....Michael Franti

 When I saw the beautiful barefoot Vicki Williams wrestling in the 1970’s, without doing any research I just knew that this sexy blonde was from the south. Savannah, Georgia it turns out. article, photo

There were other barefoot beauties like Marie Laverne. She had the French FeFe girl persona but guess where she was from? Hint….don’t say France.

That’s right, Texas. FCI Womens Wrestling » Marie Laverne Amazing!

Thus it’s time to re-visit another barefoot beauty in Ms. Vicki Williams.

It was during a match in June 1971, midget wrestler Darlin Dagmar teamed with Williams to defeat midget wrestler Diamond Lil and Ann Casey.

Vicki was once considered the top lady wrestler in the world and the number one challenger to the Fabulous Moolah’s title.

The following year, Vicki Williams was a contender to The Fabulous Moolah‘s NWA World Women’s Championship, facing her for the title in Baltimore in May 1972. In August, Moolah once again defeated Williams—with the title on the line—at the first Superbowl of Wrestling event.

Vicki would form a tag team partnership with Joyce Grable winning the NWA Women’s World Tag Team Championship from Donna Christanello and Toni Rose on October 15, 1973 in New York. It was not until October 1975 that Rose and Christanello regained the title from Grable and Williams.

A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.……Yanni

On the Jim Crockett Promotions‘ card, Vicki once again faced The Fabulous Moolah for the World Women’s Championship, losing to her on July 30, 1976 at the Richmond Coliseum before an audience of 11,000 fans.

There was so much to like about Vicki including her sweet southern girl persona.

Vicki had several high profile feuds in her wrestling career, notably with The Fabulous Moolah, Toni Rose and Pepper La Bianco. She also appeared in the 1975 movie “The Wrestling Queen” as herself along with Vivian Vachon, Kay Noble and Marie Laverne. Her career spanned from 1970 until 1980.

A world class athlete, Vicki loved the flying head scissors maneuver and was very acrobatic during her march to one grappling victory after another over the top women wrestlers of her time.

Let’s visit Savannah Georgia, the home of our blonde starlet. article, Wikimedia photo

The wonderful city site loves to speak for Savannah. “Savannah’s got a history of technological innovation – we built the first cotton gin, and the first steamship that crossed the ocean – so we’ve got it in our veins. We’re headquarters to a host of technology-related business, everything from giant Gulfstream Aerospace to smaller graphic design and software development pioneers.

We’ve become a magnet for creative talent, and why not? Art galleries are everywhere. One of the world’s most respected design schools – the Savannah College of Art and Design – calls us home. The Savannah Music Festival has grown into one of the largest and most diverse music festivals on the East Coast. The Times of London placed it on its list of “The best events around the world in 2009” – the only event in the United States to make the cut. article, Wikimedia photo

Artists, musicians and writers have long been a fan of our jewel box squares and seductive coastline, serving as the muse for many accomplished creative practitioners. Johnny Mercer, of “Moon River” fame, was a native and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery surrounded by his lyrics engraved in stone.”

Another dynamic city site expands, “Savannah is an abundant city to visit any time of year, with activities for everyone to indulge in. From St. Patrick’s Day events, music and food festivals, to art exhibits and Civil War re-enactments, Savannah brims with all kinds of events to excite the mind, the body and the senses. We hope you enjoy every magical moment in Savannah.”

I lived an idyllic ‘Huckleberry Finn’ life in a tiny town. Climbing trees. Tagging after brothers. Happy. Barefoot on my pony. It was ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’-esque.…..Sissy Spacek

The widely respected information library Wikipedia adds, “Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.”

Wouldn’t you love to stop in for a visit?

Like most professional wrestler, Vicki had a chance to travel extensively and met many colorful and interesting characters.

Vicki also competed in Mexico’s Universal Wrestling Association, where she was the inaugural UWA World Women’s Champion. She defeated Irma Gonzales ( on December 6, 1979 to win the title for the first time, but she lost it two weeks later to Estela Melina.

She held the title two more times in 1980, losing it for the final time to Chabela Romero.

Now retired, Vicki is no longer active in the wrestling community.

Female Competition International (FCI) views Ms. Williams as part of our wrestling heritage and legacy. She brought a lovable and respected aura to the ring balanced with the right sex appeal. We would like to express appreciation to Ms. Williams for her contributions that will be long remembered.

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