Kyrgyz Kurosh

Kyrgyz Kurosh

Kyrgyz Kurosh – Traditional Kyrgyz wrestling.

Historically, groups have taken special care in the preparation of heroes who would represent the nation during military campaigns and celebrations. Quite often, the central place was given to wrestlers competing in different kinds of traditional events.

Legends, parables, and historical sources show us plenty about outstanding wrestlers. Wrestling itself has become part of traditional culture, and still has influence today. Kyrgyz kurosh is an ancient type of wrestling that is still popular today.

Athletes wear loose white trousers, leaving the upper body bare. They stand facing each other on a mat and hold each other’s belts with both hands, but may release one hand during the match. The person who is able to throw their opponent on their shoulder wins.


KYRGYZ KUROSH – national belt wrestling (Kyrgyz Republic).

Composition of the team – 9 people: 7 athletes, 2 coaches.

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 55 kg, up to 60 kg, up to 66 kg, up to 74 kg, up to 84 kg, up to 96 kg, absolute weight category.

Competitions are held under the current rules of the Kyrgyz Kurosh Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The winner in the absolute weight category has the right to take part in the Great Nomad Wrestling.

Download: competition rules of Kyrgyz Kurosh