Shin-kicking Championships held in Britain

June 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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CHIPPING CAMDEN, England, June 6 (UPI) -- The judge of the Shin-kicking Championships in Britain said the sport is about more than just two men kicking each other below the knees.

James Wiseman, who judged this year's Shin-kicking Championships at the Cotswold Olimpicks, an event held in Chipping Camden, England, on-and-off since the 1600s, said the event is similar to wrestling, ITN reported Wednesday.

"I kind of get quite annoyed when people think that shin-kicking is quite literally two guys facing each other and kicking each other as hard as possible in the shins," Wiseman said. "The easiest ways to describe it is it's a bit like wrestling but with a lot of contact below the knees. The idea is really to throw the person to the ground, but to throw the person to the ground you've got to unbalance by kicking them first."

The winner of this year's event was Zac Warren, 23, of Pershaw, England.

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