People always loved wrestling for fun, but before it was mostly men's fun while women were deprived of it. Now girls and adult women wrestle for fun gladly and with pleasure - it might be on a lawn, forest glade, on the beach, at home on a mattress, etc. Being involved into "light wrestling" activities, a woman get an opportunity to look differently at herself, at her body, emotions, and aggressiveness as well as at her relations with other individuals of the same and the opposite sex. This kind of folk physical activity doesn't have an established name. Besides "Fight-for-fun", we can offer some more: "Fungrappling", "Fighting-and-romping", "Frolic fighting", "Playful fighting", "Play fighting", "Light-hearted fighting", "Combative romping".
Many fungrappling-lovers seek like-minded people but the only place we know where such activity is well-organized on the regular basis, is located in Germany. People who like this kind of activity (sport, entertainment, whatever it is) created in 1996 in Bavaria the private group "Rauftreff" ("Gathering for wrestling"). where women, children and men are helped to organize joint outdoor games, where one of the key components is fungrappling. They maroon and friendly wrestle (or rollick in combative way), in which women and men participate - both married and single, as well as their children. There are no violence, brutality, and practically no pain in such wrestling matches for fun.
Press-clipping from a newspaper article about the club "Rauftreff"
The headline says "Experience and encouners. Women pretend to be ruffians".
As the English summary of the German web site "Rauftreff" says, fungrappling is about experiencing your own body and emotions in direct physical interaction (sometimes competitive, but not necessarily so) with somebody else's. Activities are primarily directed towards women (who have usually been denied such an experience before), but are also offered to men (who have usually not been allowed to explore the emotional and intergender aspects). Next to helping every individual get a better understanding of oneself, it is said to drastically improve interpersonal relations in general and gender relations in particular. And it seems to be clean pure fun!
In 2005, the "Munich Grappling Academy" was founded by several members of that group in order to promote fungrappling related activities commercially. Its products include "Grapple & Cuddle Parties" for adults and "Grappling School" for kids and teens. Workshops, seminars, coaching and event highlights are also offered..
Two women wrestle for fun in the fitness gym.
Photo by Jason Pumpjack from web resource "Flickr"
Grappling for fun is absolutely not limited by practicing in such clubs. Variety of fighting/wrestling/rollicking forms exists, in which women relax and amuse themselves. It might be organized "contests" or impromptu "bouts" or "matches". We can list such forms as "Beach Romping", "Equestrian battle", "Bouncy Combat", "Tug-of-war" и "Pillow fight".
Episodes of grappling for fun
A female tourist wrestles with a local girls in Mongolian traditional style
Photo from the page "Girls Mongolian Wrestling"