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Georgian Wrestling

Language: Georgian

Combining elements of wrestling, music, dance and special garments, Georgian wrestling is an ancient form of martial art, now a spectacular sport, which is practised throughout all regions, villages and communities of Georgia. The practice is based on a chivalric code of conduct, with vibrant music enhancing the dynamics of the contest. What distinguishes Georgian wrestling from other martial arts is the use of special wrestling holds, the combination of which speaks to the wrestlers' creativity, and the practice plays a key role in encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

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Place/region: Georgia, Europe, Asia
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Alex Javakhisvili
Coproducer/sponsor: Georgian National Wrestling Federation
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0137100006
Source ref.: DOC:0137100006;CAND:01371
Rights holder: Georgian National Wrestling Federation