Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov
Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov

Chess boxing, face slapping and shin kicking – the world’s weirdest combat sports

  • Organised pillow fights and arm wrestling stand alongside modern takes on jousting and medieval combat
  • A combination of ancient games and British pubs are to blame for some of the odder ways to establish human dominance

Topic |   Martial arts
Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov
Vasiliy “Dumpling” Komotskiy slaps an opponent at the 2019 Siberian Power Show. Photo: Dmitry Kotov
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