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Georgian Wrestling

According to one old Georgian song, “there is nothing as easy as wrestling.” But, everything is not as easy as it seems at the first sight.  Wrestling is the Complex of intelligent and technical actions that, once, was used for the surviving. Nowadays it’s one of the most beautiful types of sport. And, Georgians are especially strong in it.

Can you believe that there are more than 2 thousand varieties of Georgian Wrestling (Chidaoba)? Each region of Georgia has had its own way to battle. The most of the regions even have more than one variety of wrestling.

The main types of Georgian wrestling are:

  • Kartuli or kartl-kakhuri Chidaoba;
  • Fshauri Chodiaba;
  • Tushuri Chidaoba;
  • Mtiuluri Ighlighora;
  • Meskhuri Chidaoba;
  • Svanuri Chidaoba;
  • Rachuli Ghojuri;
  • Guruli Chedoba;
  • Megruli Rkineba;
  • Acharuli Matekroba;
  • Imeruli Sabechuri Chidaoba.  


Let me tell you, that’s not the whole list of the types of Georgian wrestling.