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Kraken Wrestling - The Next Under Water Sport?
USACMASDiver - 7/22/2014 1:44 PM
Category: General
Replies: 7

There is underwater hockey, underwater volley ball, and even, underwater spear gun target shooting. It seems like everybody is doing the same thing, so how about "Underwater Kraken Wrestling" or perhaps, UK, "Ultimate Kraken" or MKMA, for "Mixed Kraken Martial Arts." All you would need would be two divers, some really old diving gear, and a huge rubber suit. Na, na, na - don’t tell me that when you were a little boy or little girl you didn’t ponder if you could or could not beat the giant octopus or giant squid if it jumped you. Best octopus fight? My vote would be for the film "Beneath the 7 Mile Reef." In 20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea, the giant squid actually came on board the ship, which is a one point penalty on the squid. So my vote goes for the "Greek" in Beneath the 7 Mile Reef. Score: Diver 1 - Kraken 0.
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zoomonkey - 7/22/2014 2:02 PM
Strangely enough in the book 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea he called the monster a giant calamari.
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USACMASDiver - 7/22/2014 2:06 PM
Zoomonkey, now we are talking. Thank you for your expert, scientific view point. Outstanding!
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zoomonkey - 7/22/2014 2:46 PM
You don’t have many friends do you. : )
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Greg - 7/22/2014 8:25 PM
Everyone of us have friends on DiveBuddy!

And if a giant squid or octopus attacked me, I would fight back. But I wouldn’t go looking for a fight.
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USACMASDiver - 7/23/2014 1:06 AM
Mr. Zoomonkey, nice name, by the way, the sport is calleded Aquathalon:
So you thought you had seen it all?

About Aquathlon

Aquathlon is a martial art and combat sport in the water and under the water. The origins of the name, ’Aquathlon’ are ’Aqua’ - water and ’Athlon’ - wrestling. The object of Aquathlon is wrestling between two wrestlers wearing masks, fins, ankle bands and ribbons. They wrestle under the water and on the surface in order to tear off their opponent’s ribbon from one of his ankle bands.

History

1980 - 82 Igor Ostrovsky, a coach of underwater sports at the Moscow Technological Institute, created and developed Aquathlon.
On the 8th of April 1982, the first Aquathlon competition was held in Moscow.
In 2008, Aquathlon was recognised by CMAS (World Underwater Federation) as a sport discipline.
In 2009, the Aquathlon Commission was established in the CMAS Sport Committee.

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Eric_R - 7/25/2014 5:47 AM
Under water poker.
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USACMASDiver - 7/28/2014 4:06 PM
Progrower, - I haven’t heard of an underwater poker league yet.