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Dedicated grapplers feel the pull of competitive arm-wrestling

“The Japanese are among the happiest nations on earth …,” the magazine The Cosmopolitan confidently reported in an 1889 piece called “The Japanese at Play” — and why? Because they regularly grappled or watched grappling. And among the many kinds of grappling was wrist wrestling, or what modern Arkansans call arm-wrestling.

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  • Headline: Dedicated grapplers feel the pull of competitive arm-wrestling
  • Publication: ActiveStyle, Pages 23 on 02/24/2014
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