Rules: Alysh Rules & Regulations
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The historical roots of “Alysh” go back into the far past. Alysh is considered to be one of the most ancient sports of Asia and is the national traditional sport of Kyrgyzstan. The word "Alysh", that means "to fight to determine the strongest one", finds its roots in the ancient Turkic language.
The competition takes place over a period of 3 minutes for men/women and is held on the standard United World Wrestling mats of 12х12 meters. The competitors wear white trousers and either a blue or a green jacket held tight by a flexible red belt. While holding each other's belt, they try to throw their opponent to the mat. The technical points are awarded according to the amplitude of the throws: 1 point if the opponent lands on a knee or his or her buttocks, 2 points if the opponent lands sideways or on a hip, and 6 points if the opponent lands on his or her back. The first competitor who scores 6 points wins the match. The rules adopted are purposely simple so that all national belt wrestling styles can express themselves within a generic form of the discipline.
Weight Categories:

  • Seniors & Juniors Men: -60 kg, -70 kg, -80 kg, -90 kg, -100 kg, +100 kg.
  • Seniors & Juniors Women: -55 kg, -60 kg, -65 kg, -70 kg, -75 kg, +75 kg.

Duration of the bout:

  • Seniors & Juniors: One period of 3 minutes for Men / One period of 3 minutes for Women

The bout ends: 

  • by fall,
  • by injury,
  • by 3 cautions given to the opponent during a bout,
  • by a wrestler scoring 6 technical points,
  • following a forfeit,
  • by disqualification,
  • by points.