Sayokan

Sayokan is a Turkish martial art, created by Nihat Yigit. Nihat Yigit started training inTaekwondo in 1973 he later moved on to Shaolin Kung Fu between 1974 – 1981. Later studying Kyokushin Kaikan Karate (1981 – 1986) and Ashihara karate (1986 – 1999). Between 1990-1994, Yabgu Nihat Yigit went to Japan, China and Korea to investigate mainstream martial arts styles. His...

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Yagli Gures

Yagli Gures is the Turkish national sport. It is commonly known as oil wrestling (sometimes as grease wrestling) because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. It is related to Uzbek Kurash and to Tatar Koras. The wrestlers, known as pehlivan, meaning hero, wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called kisbet (sometimes kispet), which were traditionally made of water buffalo hide, but...

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