We all know the good life when we see it.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, buyusbyus.com photo

If only we could live it.

Good for you if you do.

There are certain places on this fascinating planet that if we live there, it increases the odds that we can experience it.

Milan, Italy is one of those elegant and wonderful cities where if we live in or near it, the odds of living large, in style and special increases.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, milanocard.it photo

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.…..Paul Bloom

One of our female submission wrestling sorority sisters named Kim is from Italy. Among her many life skillsets like grappling, she also lists herself as an actress.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, wb270.com photo

Maybe she has tasted the good life too.

This writer has witnessed many of Kim’s matches over the years and I can say though unorthodox at times, this Italian Princess is one great wrestler.

Let’s change that to exceptional.

Word has it that she is an enjoyable session provider as well.

The respected industry source WB270 speaks to us about her afternoon delights in Turin.

“Don’t be misled by her smile, her eyes closed while rolling. The more that she’s pleasant, condescending, the less she leaves you to boss. Here you have a Lady, charming and elegant in her essence- but lethal as a Cyborg.”

Her customers seem to like that.

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about……..Rollo May

“I recently had the extreme pleasure of doing a semi-comp wrestling session with Kim [from Italy] who now lives in NYC. In awesome shape this strong, hot looking beauty is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and…Boy, can she wrestle!  Within a few minutes I was overpowered and knew who the boss was…Kim!  She is one really nice gal. Friendly and fun with an eager to please attitude she provided me with a great and fun session. I will be seeing her again….Highly Recommended!!!”

Sounds good to us.

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fciwomenswrestling.com artile, doommaidens.com photo

Why don’t we take a look at some of Kim’s matches starting in New York at VeVe Lane’s industry leader, Doommaiden’s company?

“Visiting wrestlers Mahea of California and Kim of Italy meet for a competitive 20-minute match in NYC. Mahea is a MMA fighter who also trains in jujitsu and positional wrestling. Kim is a jujitsu grappler who is not easily intimidated. It’s an uphill battle for Kim, but she bravely accepts the challenge.

The ladies face off in the 1st round for submissions-only scoring. However, after a sweaty Round 1, full of clinching, strength battles, body pressing, and long positional holds, neither wrestler is able to submit the other.”

Two is company. Let’s look at another one vs super star Jenny Sjodin.

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fciwomenswrestling.com artile, doommaidens.com photo

“Jenny and Kim, two of my favorite and toughest opponents, one hailing from Sweden, the other from Italy, crossed the Atlantic to finally be united in battle right here in NYC.

Having faced both these ladies before myself, I can vouch that they are the real deal — highly skilled grapplers, full of competitor’s spirit and 100% fight. Going in, I couldn’t begin to predict the winner, and the ladies didn’t disappoint. It was a hard-fought, VERY close match…”

We fully agree with VeVe, both are the real deal.

Well, they say three is a crowd but what a great crowd it is when the third match is VeVe vs Kim.

These two wrestling ladies engage in a sweaty, high-intensity, choke-filled battle of five 6-minute rounds (30 minutes fight time). Doommaiden’s camera stays close to the action, so you can hear every gasp the women take as they each fight off many choke attempts.

Well done.

It’s time to review a couple of Kim’s other matches.

FEMCOMPETITOR REVIEW

What do you usually eat before a main meal? Hors D’oeuvres of course. What better a tasty morsel to serve up for Kim before she met Lina and Tyger than the sweet looking, slender dark brunette named Adriana who reminds you of a beautiful, petite doll.

That’s wonderful for retail display windows but I not so sure about wrestling mats in a closed room.

Kim dominated her so bad she began to say things like, “Is that all you can do? Come on. Fight back.” When Adriana would finally submit, Kim would extend the punishment and feign deafness. “What did you say? I’m Italian, I don’t understand.”

Fortunately for Adriana, who by the way looks great in a purple bikini, Kim is not brutal just thorough and enjoys humiliating her smaller opponent. She would even ask, “How are you there? Is everything okay?” as she kept Adriana in a mildly painful hold.

It was one sided in CAPS.

VS LINA

Lina from Sweden is one tough cookie and this match would serve as a taste of how well Kim can mix up the Pepparkakor dough.

It’s one thing to dominate a smaller and lesser skilled opponent like Adriana but anyone who has been around the women’s submission wrestling game for some time knows that Lina wins and wins often.

This match takes place early in Kim’s career and most of us probably didn’t know what to expect from her.

Kim gets off to a surprisingly good start punishing Lina for making the mistake of giving up her back. Sporting a beautiful black outfit, Kim pounces and pounces often mostly from behind of Lina.

Her first submission is with a lethal body scissors and choke that has Lina painfully begging for mercy. Afterwards Kim stares as her with the eyes of a predatory cat watching her prey.

What surprised me is how effectively and relentlessly Kim begins to control and submit Lina at will with gripping arm bars and blood curdling chokes. The sound of Lina’s voice in anguish permeates the room and while she did secure a few submissions herself, this was a major arrival party for Kim.

If her battle with Lina was fought on the ground, her confrontation with Roxy, now known as the Hungarian star Kimbra, was an outstanding standing struggle.

VS KIMBRA

It was a friendly affair as Kim was adorned in sexy gray shorts. It was a tactical match where for some the two highly skilled warriors felt each other out before Kim began to take control. She finally trapped Kimbra in a painful ankle and foot hold right out of a big time lady pro wrestling match. Kimbra did not want to succumb and screamed like a trapped animal. Kim had to ask her twice before Kimbra gave in.

The match was very competitive and then Kim would gain control and painfully submit Kimbra again, next time with a brutal choke.

As Kim wins this match, the respect meter for Kim is not just rising, it’s soaring.

We studied a few other of Kimbra’s matches and it’s a little nostalgic watching Kimbra wrestle in the backyard of a comfortable and beautiful home on a sunny day as Zsuza, Victoria, Anita from Hungary sit in the background and watch.

Oh how quickly the time passes.

VS ANTSCHA

Our final review will be of her matches with our industry super star Antscha. She battled Tyger as well, a supreme submission wrestler and secured a victory over her too.

Antscha arguably is in the elite of elite women’s submission wrestling category.

The two women are friendly with one another and very respectful as the grappling begins. Antscha is the first one to take advantage and is on top of Kim. You get the feeling that Antscha is laying a foundation to take control of the match yet Kim is patient and waits for her spot. The match goes back and forth, mostly from the ground and with submissions on both sides, Kim emerges as the more tactical player.

In the end she describes Antscha as a great challenger. That is very eye opening.

Antscha is typically the favorite in any match but it’s evident that Kim prepared her mind properly in believing right from the start that she was the favorite, never wavered, and carried that front runner mission out to success.

MADE IN ITALY

Sometime I feel the good life should have a stamp on it entitled made in Italy.

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.……..Socrates

They seem to love their fashion……with a passion.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

Italian design became prominent during the 11th–16th centuries, when artistic development in Italy was at its peak. Cities such as Palermo, Venice, Milan, Naples, Florence and Vicenza started to produce luxury goods, hats, cosmetics, jewelry and rich fabrics.

Those centuries old values carry forward to this day. The enjoyable site lifeinitaly.com reassures, “Elegance is in the Italian blood, and most Italians would unhesitatingly give up comfort in order to achieve it. Italy is a nation that cherishes outward appearances. Yes, it is great if you have a good heart, but Italians would expect you to have well-groomed hair, an impeccable sense of dressing and a really neat pair of shoes besides. So it is no wonder that some of the world’s best sartorial artists are from Italy.”

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

The silky site made-in-italy.com concurs, “Italy is home to the world’s most famous fashion designers and labels. From Gucci and Diesel to Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana, the country turns out top quality talent and designs which have a worldwide appeal. Italian style is rightly celebrated as being unique among competitors with its unmistakable elegance, excellent tailoring, exquisite fabrics, and unmatched creativity and innovation.”

Fantastic food, great fashion, historic architecture and wonderful sunsets. Italy offer so much to lend to the good life.

This is a reminder that watching women’s competitive wrestling is a luxury to be appreciated. We had remembered Kim from her more active time period but didn’t recall that she was this successful. In fact, all the matches that we reviewed, she won.

If only we as an industry could come up more money so great stars like Kim have a financial incentive to stay in the submission game.

Watching an exceptional wrestler like Kim compete goes beyond luxury.

It is the epitome of the good life.  

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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http://www.made-in-italy.com/italian-fashion/designers-and-brands

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