UWW, UAE sign MoU to promote Mutaraha
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 09:42 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 3) -- United World Wrestling has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Wrestling Federation with the aim of promoting the development and protection of the traditional Emirati wrestling style known as Mutaraha.
The objective of this agreement is to establish a shared understanding between UWW and the UAE Wrestling Federation in order to facilitate the protection, development, and promotion of the Mutaraha style. As per the agreement, both parties will hold regular meetings to exchange ideas, share knowledge, discuss any issues or challenges, and evaluate progress.
Mutaraha is a traditional form of wrestling that has been passed down through generations in the UAE. This agreement will provide a platform to showcase the rich cultural heritage of UAE and promote traditional wrestling styles that have been preserved and practiced for centuries.
The UAE wants to engage the youth in Mutaraha in which the two wrestlers face each other in a circular ring on sand that is approximately six meters in diameter. The objective of the game is to force the opponent to touch the ground with any part of their body other than their feet, without using any striking or kicking techniques.
The agreement will pave the way for the growth and development of wrestling in the UAE and provide opportunities for Emirati wrestlers to showcase their skills at the international level. The UWW is committed to working closely with the UAE Wrestling Federation to support the promotion and growth of Mutaraha style.
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