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Know The Sport of Carachd aka Scottish Backhold Wrestling

Know The Sport of Carachd aka Scottish Backhold Wrestling

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An interesting description of the art of Scottish Backhold Wrestling along with basic rules.
An interesting description of the art of Scottish Backhold Wrestling along with basic rules.

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Published by: Samurai_Chef on Jan 07, 2013
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Know The Sport of 
 
Carachd/Caireachd(aka Scottish Backhold Wrestling)
Backhold Wrestling can be seen all over Scotland and the north of England from May to October, atHighland and Border Games. The rules are simple, once the closed hold with the right hand under theopponent's left is taken, the referee shouts "hold" in Scotland or "wrestle" in England to commence thebout. The first wrestler to touch the ground or break their hold loses.The sport is thought to be one of the earliest and most basic martial art and is depicted on crosses andstanding stones dating from the 7th and 8th centuries.Variations of Backhold exist in at least ten other European countries, including Iceland, Albania andSardinia. Today the sport is organised into district, national and European Championships. The EnglishCumberland & Westmorland Wrestling Association has since 1900 insisted that their competitions opento any wrestler, are the World Championships.In Scotland there are eight adult weight classes commencing at 9st 7lbs
(135 lbs/61 kg’s).)
up to heavyweight at over 15st 7lbs
(225 lbs/102 kg’s)
.Throws retain their robust early English names and there are many variations of the most importanttechniques which are; hypes, buttocks, twists, hanks, backheels, strokes and inner-hooks.
A "Swinging Hype" above
DressWhite Vests:
with embroidered pattern on them.
 Velvet Pants:
also often embroidered.
White Tights
 
Stockinged Feet:
or by permission of thereferee bare feet.
Wearing of sweaters is Forbidden!Scottish Wrestlers wear White Vests and Kilts

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