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Ssirum (wrestling) in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Language: English

Ssirum (wrestling) is a physical game practiced popularly across all regions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in which two opponents try to push each other to the ground using a satpa (a fabric strap), the torso, hands and legs. On folk days, people gather around the ring: wrestlers compete; spectators cheer on their favorites, and the winner rides a bull in celebration. Koreans start learning Ssirum in the family and school environment from childhood, and the practice Ssirum plays a key role in cultivating the body and mind.

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0136100008
Source ref.: DOC:01361000008 CAND:01361
Rights holder: National cultural Property Information Technology Exchange Agency, DPRK