Kirkpinar was held in , making this the oldest continuing sporting event in the world. Almost 1, entrants from throughout Turkey compete in a three-day elimination tournament. There are thirteen categories, each with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner: These divisions are not set by weight alone, as in the U. Day One is devoted entirely to the lower categories; days Two and Three involve all thirteen categories. Each fighter wears a kispet, sturdy leather trunks from the waist to below the knees.
When the big reveal came the gaming community could not argue with the original statement. Hakan's listed style was unique in the history of fighting games, and unlike 'electricity', 'soul power' or 'yoga' it was an entirely legitimate martial art. Hakan was a Turkish wrestler or an 'oil wrestler', competing in the sport of Yagli Gures, a traditional wrestling method whose annual championship can be traced back six hundred and forty years. If you haven't seen it before and decide to look it up on YouTube, you're in for a surprise.