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Ssireum (Hangul: 씨름) or Korean wrestling is a folk wrestling style and traditional national sport of Korea.

In the modern form each contestant wears a belt (satba) that wraps around the waist and the thigh. The competition employs a series of techniques, which inflict little harm or injury to the opponent: opponents lock on to each other's belt, and one achieves victory by bringing any part of the opponent's body above the knee to the ground.<ref>What is Ssireum? Korean Ssireum Research Institute.</ref>


Ssireum sections
Intro   Etymology    History    Method of competition    Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Championship    See also    References    External links   

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