The very history of the national games of Kyrgyzstan is going back to nomadic antiquity when men needed to show they powers and strength that is why horse games exist. And all national sport games in Kyrgyzstan are connected with horses.
One of most popular sports in Kyrgyzstan is horse riding. The game Kok Boru is the most famous competitive game that gathers two teams of 8 people who throw the dead goat into the opponent's goal. This game is considered to be rather difficult, as the process of throwing the 20-pound dead goat takes a lot of efforts. The game requires great powers, physical strength and riding-skills. You may witness this game in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. The other interesting and unique game is Erenish, that shows struggle of riders on the back of the horse, when opponents need to throw them off the horse. Kyz-Kuumai is the important part of nomadic life, as men needed to struggle to conquer the hearts of the beloved with songs and poems. The name of the game in interpretation means "To catch up the girl", that was the part of a wedding custom, that involves bride and groom. The groom must catch up the bride that is difficult, as she was given the stronger horse, starting 5-10 seconds earlier. After catching the girl the groom must kiss and marry her.
Another eye-catching game in Kyrgyzstan is wrestling-alysh, famous as Greco-Roman and free style wrestling. Also there are mental competitions like Toguz Korgool. The importance of this game is that during peace time in the territory of modern Kyrgyzstan, the war-oriented people play the game and develop abilities of strategic thinking.
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