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  1. ImAlrdyNum is offline
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    Kurash anyone?

    Any of you world travelling grapplers familiar with the Uzbekistanian sport of Kurash? From what I've read here, it's basically Judo with no ne waza.

    "One of the advantages of Kurash rules is that they prohibit ground wrestling. Once the knee of one of the players touches the floor the referee stops the action and players should restart action from the initial upright standing position. It is also not allowed to grapple below the waist. This makes Kurash a truly speedy, dynamic and interesting to watch sport. Besides that the rules of Kurash strictly prohibit players to use any armlocks, chocking and strangling techniques. It helps players to avoid many injuries and makes Kurash one of the safest types of martial art to practice."

    Can't say it sounds all that fun without the groundwork. But anyways, just curious if anybody was familiar with it, I hadn't heard of it until today.
    Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that kickboxing is commonly known as fighting while grappling simply isn't. - Osiris
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    I have never heard of it but the rules really sucks.
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    I don't suppose thats related to Turkish wrestling at all? The Turkish word for wrestling is güreş (prounced 'guresh', which sounds a bit like 'kurash'), although I don't think that necessarily denotes yağli güreş (or kirkpinar, as I've always called it, although thats technically a place where yağli güreş is held, near Edirne), which is the one with all the oil and leather.

    Reason I ask is that Uzbeks are a Turkic people whose language remains related to Turkish, and Uzbekistan itself retains close ties with Turkey.
  4. ImAlrdyNum is offline
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    "kurash" means wrestling in Uzbekistanian. Kurash's roots seem more closely related to Judo and Sombo, than gay greasy Turkish wrestling.
    Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that kickboxing is commonly known as fighting while grappling simply isn't. - Osiris
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    Uzbeks live in Uzbekistan and speak Uzbek. Kurash, from the rules, would seem to be derived from the pan-Asian wrestling concept, like Ssirum, Mongolian wrestling etc. Kurash, like these, has no groundwork. The rules were revised by a Judo and Sombo player so there is some influence, but upright jacket wrestling is very, very old on the Asian steppe.
    I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn

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