Kurash

Kurash Uzbekistan

Kurash Uzbekistan

Kurash is a form of upright jacket wrestling native to Uzbekistan…

British Teams compete internationally

British Teams compete internationally

Tournaments in the UK soon followed with the results of these determining selection for international events. British teams have enjoyed considerable success on the world stage since 2000 with Senior…

British Kurash Association send 25th Anniversary of Independence best wishes

British Kurash Association send 25th Anniversary of Independence best wishes

Kurash has forged a pathway to provide life-changing opportunities for citizens of both countries to enhance their sporting and cultural experiences, make lifelong friendships and promote mutual understanding between…

World Junior and Cadet Championships in Bournemouth

World Junior and Cadet Championships in Bournemouth

In October 2012, hot on the heels of the London Olympics, the UK became the first western European country to host a world Kurash championship when the World Junior and…

Islam Karimov International Tournament

Islam Karimov International Tournament

This showpiece tournament for the British Kurash Association is the Islam Karimov International Tournament, first staged in Bedford in 2000. This championship, held in conjunction with the IKA and in…

Kurash arrives in the UK

Kurash arrives in the UK

This modernized form proved immensely popular. National tournaments filled football stadiums as Uzbekistan emerged from its 70 years under Soviet rule. It was not long before international athletes from Judo…

Variations of Kurash and their synthesis into a modern international sport

Variations of Kurash and their synthesis into a modern international sport

Prior to 1991 there were a number of regional Kurash variations in Central Asia. The common object of these different styles was to win by throwing the opponent onto their…

History of Kurash

History of Kurash

Kurash is a style of wrestling whose roots may be traced back some 3500 years. There are many references to Kurash throughout history including those of the ancient Greek philosopher…

21 February 2018:  Kurash: Ancient Uzbek Martial Art, Modern Global Sport

21 February 2018: Kurash: Ancient Uzbek Martial Art, Modern Global Sport

Paul Sawyer is General Secretary of the British Kurash Association. Kurash is an millennia-old style of upright jacket grappling. It is found in many parts of Asia, but is…