Mongolian Wrestling

China Plus Published: 2017-11-08 20:30:38
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Wrestling is a traditional Mongolian sport. It is called "Boke" in Mongolian, which means robust, cannot be destroyed or damaged smashed and lasts forever.

As far back as the 13th century, wrestling was already popular on the grasslands of northern China.

When the wrestling competition starts, the competitors make their entrance waving their strong arms and dancing to imitate large animals like lions, deer or hawks.

There’s no weight classification in Mongolian wrestling. The event adopts a knock-out system. There’s no limit on the number of competitors, but it must be an even number. It takes place with just 2 or 4 people, or more than 1,000.

Mongolian wrestling advocates equality, courage and not bullying weaker ones. Would you like to have a try?

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