Ashyrtmaly Aba Gureshi – Traditional Turkish Wrestling.
Ashyrtmaly Aba Gureshi is one of the oldest forms of Turkish wrestling, and one of the first to have special clothing. Ashyrtmaly Aba Gureshi was also used as specialized military training for fighters.
Ashyrtmaly Aba Gureshi involves different holds on the clothing or the body of one’s opponent. There are many different styles that involve legs and throws while holding the belt or jacket. The goal of the game is to throw one’s opponent on his shoulders. Bouts were held to the accompaniment of different traditional instruments, including drums and wind instruments. The wrestlers arrive to the mat in short capes with slots for hands, or in jackets made of sheepskin, which is how the sport got its name – aba is the word for sheepskin.
ASHYRTMALY ABA GURESHI – national belt wrestling (Republic of Turkey)
Composition of the team – 4 people: 3 athletes, 1 coach.
Athletes older than 18 are allowed to take part in the competitions. The competitions are held among men. In all weight categories a maximum of 1 athlete is allowed. Weight categories:
– up to 65 kg, up to 80 kg, absolute weight category.
Competitions are held under the current rules of the International Aba Guresh Federation.
The winner in the absolute weight category has a right to take part in the Great Nomad Wrestling.