November 22, 2014

Traditional Tajik Wrestling

With all the bullshit in traditional Judo and their strides to keep it "pure," coupled with the seeming lack of integrity with "role models" such as Braulio Estima who can't even own a fuck up when they get caught red handed... I have decided to start training strictly in Tajik Jacket Wrestling!! 

Thanks to BJJEE for this rare glimpse into the traditional folk grappling of central Asia.  This is a Gushtingiri tournament somewhere in the balmy coasts of Tajikistan.  In tough times I welcome the reminder of the wonder that are the martial arts.  Every culture in the furthest corners of the world have developed some sort of native martial art, most being grappling based.  Fascinating stuff...



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