Stick pulling

DSC_0324

IMGP2699

Athletes sit on mats, legs pushing against the point-blank against each other with symetrical grips. At the signal of a judge “Get” the athletes take the wooden stick (length 50 cm and a diameter of 5 cm) by both hands, at the signal of a judge “Start” they are trying to pull the contestant to their part of the mat with the help of force of back and legs. Pulling the contestant to their part of the mat or deflation of sticks by the contestant is suggested to be the victory. Pool (fight) goes to two victories. Abrupt movements by pulling stick from the hands of an opponent are prohibited.