International koresh tournament in Paris

The leadership of the Federation of Russia cores these days spends working kirk in France. Politely the Director of Federation Bullet the Chairman participates in the organization of a task of a national holiday Sabantuy in Paris within which there will be international competitions in fight of cores. Competitions are organized in three categories beach: 70, 90 and over 90 kilograms. The applications on participation already poli athletes from 13 countries. Athletes from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Greece, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Sweden, Macedonia, Belarus, lives and France will fight for the title of winner of the international Turner. Bows Cover the course straight to the Mars field. On may 24 weighing of wrestlers and the Commission mandate will take place. By the way, SD brigade foreman cores Federation of Russia. The chief judge of competitions Opel Nurmukhametov sat.
Honor of Russia on MDR Turner will protect Arthur Zulkarnaev (70 kg) – the world champion in wrestling “KOR”, to remake Tukhvatullin (to 90 kg)

Barbados has launched the International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation

After long negotiations with the President of Barbados Wrestling Association Mr. Rollins L. Alleyne, there was made the decision to send all necessary documents to the National Sports Council of Barbados to register new federation.

The necessary package of document, including the official letter from the President of the International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation Dzhaudat Minnakhmetov, was created and sent to the Barbados Wrestling Association.

Following that long-awaited news came – the National Sports Council of Barbados had authorized the creation of International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation in Barbados.

– We were waiting for receiving the decision for a long time. We are seriously interested in development and spreading Koresh in our country. Now we have about 10 athletes who are engaged in Greco-Roman wrestling and more than 40 children. All of them look forward to taking Koresh trainings. So first, we are planning to visit Kazan, practice Koresh and have a meeting with the Koresh coaches. – said the President of Barbados Wrestling Association Mr. Rollins L. Alleyne.

International Koresh flashmob has united athletes from different parts of the world

Athletes and volunteers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Pakistan have created a word KORESH using balloons. The main purpose of the action was to attract public attention to Koresh as a kind of martial arts based on the purest principles of wrestling, and also to demonstrate commitment to this sport.

– We have designed letters from athletes holding balloons in their hands. And afterwards have let the balloons into the sky. It was very beautiful … – athletes from Pakistan said in their video speech.

The final result of all these flash mob actions in different states became a word KORESH which has united all counties. In Russia, which was an initial organizer of the unusual flash mob more than 50 volunteers from youth sports schools have constructed the entire word. The action was held in Kazan park – Gorky-Ometevsky Forest.

Before the balloons have floated into the sky the visitors of the flash mob had a chance to see the master class performed by multiple champions in Koresh wrestling – Marat Kupkenov and Ilmir Kamaleev and afterwards to try to wrestle themselves.

– The atmosphere was great; we liked the performance and the flash mob as well. We do not even know what’s more, – volunteers admit.

The flash mob action has attracted attention of journalists from local and international media.

The organizers of international flash mob and master class were International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation and Russian Koresh Federation.

Traditional Wrestling Forum in Istanbul

Forum with all the Traditional and Associated Wrestling Styles was organized by UWW (United World Wrestling) in Istanbul the 6th and 7th February 2016.

UWW is an organization that supervises a variety of wrestling types across the world. It was formerly known as the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) till 2014.

Forum took place at the main Conference Hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel, where the participants from over than 30 different countries and from 4 continents such as Africa, Asia, Europe & Pan-America were brought together.

The Forum was started by the UWW President Mr. Nenad Lalovic as well as the welcome words were said by the Turkish Wrestling Federation President Mr. Musa Aydin.

Mr. Nenad Lalovic thanked all the participants for their positive response for his invitation to come to Istanbul, and marked that it is very important to come all together and to discuss all the issues and finally to make joint decisions. Also he mentioned as an important step having Branch Office in Istanbul.

Next to them Prof. Dr. Mehmet Turkmen spoke about the history and evolution of the Traditional wrestling.

After the presentations of such species as Grappling, Pankration and Belt wrestling other attending federations took a chance to present and speak about their traditional wrestling styles and to acquaint the audience with its features.

There have been made 15 different presentations of different Traditional wrestling styles that have represented such countries as: Ukraine (National Belt Wrestling), Kazakhstan (Kures & Belt Wrestling in the snow), Kyrgyzstan (Alysh), Uzbekistan, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Russia (Koresh & Khapsagai), Turkey (Kırkpınar Yağlı Güreş, Aşırtmalı Aba Güreşi), Mongolia, France (Gouren – Breton Wrestling), Turmenistan (Goresh), Iran(Women’s Wrestling) and others.

Turkmenistan’s delegation in addition to Goresh wrestling had also presented and invited all to the upcoming 5th   Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games that will take place in Ashgabat in 2017.

On behalf of the Russian Koresh Federation and International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation «Koresh» wrestling was also showcased in the context of its history, the evolution and future development.

The Forum discussed ways of development of traditional wrestling arts and the possibility to include them into the programs of International multi-sport games and festivals such as European Games, Asian Games, World Games, SportAccord Combat Games, Summer Universiades and Olympic Games.

UWW has also proposed the ability to organize International Traditional Wrestling Festival. They noted that it is necessary to apply UWW standards to the competition rules that are also the subject of unification. It was suggested to hold annual seminars and courses for referees and coaches.

The forum noted the importance of paying attention to Paralympic sports and that is a social obligation of the sports federations.

Meeting for the first time in many years in one place representatives of the most different countries and continents, of course, is a good impetus for the development of the world of wrestling.

It is worth noting that the Forum itself is dedicated to all Traditional and Associated wrestling styles, was a very productive and dynamic.

At the same time it showed that the parties had accumulated a lot of questions and that kind of meeting was very timely in finding solutions for them.

IV World Koresh Championship 2015

Fourth World Koresh Championship with the participants representing 20 countries has been held during 19-20 November 2015 at «Ak Bars» Wrestling Palace in Kazan.

Ceremonial opening took place on November 20th, where such guests of honor as Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan  Ildar Khalikov, the President of International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation Zaudat Minnakhmetov, the President of the Internetional Belt Wrestling Association Ruslan Makhmutov and honored master of sports of the USSR Khabil Biktashev were represented.

Ildar Khalikov, who was speaking on behalf of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan  Rustam Minnikhanov welcomed all the competition’s guests and participants:

«We are very happy to see you all in our millennial city of Kazan! We are proud, that Kazan hosts World Belt Wrestling Championships and World Koresh Championships. These competitions are very special for us, since the «Koresh» wrestling is not only the kind of sports in the Republic of Tatarstan, but an essential attribute of «Sabantuy» folks festival. About 200 athletes  from  20 different countries gathered these days in our city in the purpose to show the best sports achievements. We believe, that they will  show not only the great sports results, but will become acquainted  with the culture of the city of Kazan»  he said.

The next speaker, the President of the International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation had also noted the importance of the competitions:

«Today we celebrate a great moment in our land. This is the first time since the «Koresh» wrestling got its official recognition, and our city gained the honor to hold this World Championships. «Koresh» wrestling is our history, present and future» said  Zaudat Midekhatovich.

The President of the International Belt Wrestling Association Ruslan Makhmutov had also welcomed all the quests and participants.

Within World Championships workshops, seminars and master-classes for the national team representatives, referees and athletes were organized by  the International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation.

Uncompromising wrestling for the title of the World Koresh Champion had run between the athletes of the national teams of Russia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and others. In result the gold medals went to the Russian athletes:  Marat Kupkenov (60 kg), Ramil Sinyakaev (70 kg), Dim Khairullin (80 kg), Nail Mukhametzyanov (90kg), Aivar Bilalov (100 kg) and Ilyas Galimov (100+ kg).

The silver medals of the Championships were distributed as followings: 60 kg – Abdulrasul Khabibullaev (Uzbekistan); 70 kg. – Fuad Muradov (Azerbaijan); 80 kg. – Igor Beshlaga (Moldova); 90 kg. – Nozimjon Ibrohimjonov (Uzbekistan); 100 kg. – Sardor Nazarov (Uzbekistan); 100+ kg. – Sabukhi Khunbatov (Azerbaijan).

The bronze medals had gone to: 60 kg. – Farid Ismayilov (Azerbaijan), Rasul Chukov (Abkhazia); 70 kg. – Islam Dastan (Kyrgyzstan), Ilkhomdjon Mashrabov (Uzbekistan);

80 kg. – Mikita Sasunouski (Беларусь), Zaylobiddin Artikov (Узбекистан); 90 kg. – Zahar Dzmitrychenko(Belarus), Anton Dzmitrychenko (Belarus); 100 kg. – Salim Alakbarov (Azerbaijan), Anatoliy Moldovan (Молдова); 100+ kg. –Sherzodjon Rakhimov (Uzbekistan), Boban Zhivanovich (Serbia).


The International Belt Wrestling Koresh Federation and Koresh Federation of Russia congratulates all the champions and the medalists of the  IV World Koresh Championships!