the Tactics, the Games Related to the Greased Wrestling
wrestling game and its tactics are different from the
other wrestling styles according to the application style.
differences between Kirkpinar wrestling and the wrestling on
mat are the time of wrestling, the rules of games and the
concept of winning or losing.
Kirkpinar wrestling is longer than
the wrestling on mat. There are also differences between
those two wrestling in terms of the games. The fact that the
greased wrestling is being performed with the wrestlers
tights and getting greased is the first difference.
Kirkpinar wrestling has its own tactics and games.
The result of
the wrestling on mat is based on scores and the wrestling
fall. Until now Kirkpinar wrestling has been performed
without time limit. But due to long lasting wrestling, it
has been turned into score system after determined time.
the wrestler who has done the forbidden trick in the middle
of wrestling and behaves disorderly to Kirkpinar can get
penalties. These penalties vary from being disqualified to
be banned from Kirkpinar during the lifespan.
The Side of
Greased Wrestling Requiring Becoming Strong and Clever:
The success of a wrestler is based upon
many tactical factors from how he should start wrestling
to which attack and defence tricks he will perform. The
secret of immediate decision and fulfilling it is based
To start wrestling
After the foreplay and greeting ceremony finishes, the
wrestlers start wrestling. For starters, they wrestle
according to the importance and strength of the opponent.
The wrestler generally starts wrestling in the most secure
way by tying his opponent.
To tie wrestling afoot
It starts with a proper position. If wrestling will be done
with a wrestler whose left side is strong (left-handed
wrestling), the right wrist of the opponent is grabbed from
outer side with the left hand. The right elbow is bent on
the chest of the opponent; the palm is put on the neck and
head of the opponent. The head of the opponent is held
leaning against the right biceps and end of the shoulder.
With this position, the wrestler overtops his opponent.
Hand neck scythe
After controlling the opponent as it is said above, while
the right wrist of the opponent is pulled inner side with
the left hand, the opponent is pushed towards left with the
right hand by unbalancing him.
In this situation, the opponent is turned as if drawing a
quadrant and unbalanced. After the hand neck on the
opponent, the right foot of the opponent is hit with scythe
from outside to inside by the left foot and the opponent
falls. Either he falls openly or on his face closely. During
this fall, the chance of immediate foot pulley comes. On
this pulley, the orient is not looked for; there is no time
for it. If the pulley is not done, single embracing is the
most guaranteed way in order to control the opponent.
If the above grabbing is done from between the hip and
knee-caps, it is called fathoming and it is divided into two
as single and double. It can be used with cross.
It is to grab the trotter of the opponent with fingers as in
pulley. It can be done as single or double trotter. Inner
and outer trotter is like inner and outer pole or pulley.
When facing with the opponent or during inner trotter, if
the right trotter of the opponent is grabbed with right hand
or the left trotter of the opponent is grabbed with left
hand, it is called reverse trotter; it is performed with
trotter pole pulley and other tricks.
The wrestler in the tricks such as pulley afoot, orient
pulley, reverse dipper afoot, pull inside the wrestler by
grabbing him from his heel or ankle.
Chest crossing afoot
Standing close to the opponent, the wrestler pushes inside
him first with right and then left in order to unbalance the
opponent, but this should not last long. With the other
hand, the opponent is fathomed from his knee (or with both
arms, double fathoming is done). This movement should be
done in short time because of these useful sides:
The opponent cannot gather strength, the wrestler does not
get tired, the opponent is not carried, but if it lasts long
it has some harms: Because of it is greased wrestling, the
opponent gets chance and he can do side head (while going
back, he puts his right or left arm on the crossed arm). He
unbalances with an immediate inner twist and with one foot
he puts inner hook. And he defeats by felling the opponent
to the side. (This movement was best done by the mullah
Mehmet and Ali Ahmet from Lüleburgaz).
To get the opponent below in chest cross or to fell him
While crossing the opponent, the cross is left with the left
hand; the wrestler pulls his pulley by holding the inner
pulley and forcing his chest with the elbow. With outer hook
by left foot, he is felled. The hand on the pulley becomes
available for outer arm and outer pole is hit. While the
opponent cannot gather strength, he is pushed back with the
pole and he is defeated by throat with left foot. If the
foot is not in front of the opponent, the defeat is not
The trick behind the opponent with the hand neck
The opponent can be defeated by grabbing him from his
below-belly and by carrying him 3 steps. The wrestler in
headlock does not stand to the back, but to the forward
chest by chest. While the arms of the opponent are tied in
headlock, choke danger is disappeared. The side body of the
opponent is lifted, he is carried 3 steps and felled on his
back by outer hook and forcing over him. If the opponent is
not defeated, he falls among dangerous tricks and he cannot
escape from being defeated.
Winning and Losing as well
There are certain rules about
winning and losing in Kirkpinar. When one of these pre
determined situations occurs, the wrestling results in
winning or losing.
the winning or losing situations in Traditional Greased
a) In sitting
position, when the legs are open, dropping the elbows in 90
angle by shoring back with two hands,
b) In sitting position first shoring with a hand and
turning its own axis and shoring his second hand form the
c) Two elbows touching the ground,
d) In standing or laying positions while wrestling,
touching his back to ground,
e) When an elbow touches the ground, shoring the
other hand on the ground,
f) Dragging his opponents hand, leg above his own
knee and circling around his axis once,
g) Defeating his opponent by doing the trick
h) His wrestlers tights being torn or one of its
pieces being torn apart, his trotters knots being broken
off is not counted as losing. In these cases, the field
referee stops the wrestling and lets the wrestle change his
tights. The time cannot exceed 10 minutes. If the tights are
torn as showing the private parts, it is counted as losing.
i) If two wrestlers go to wall, the wrestler who has
done the last trick is counted as winner.
j) If two wrestlers go to wall, the wrestler who has
done the last trick is counted as winner. When there are
warning and objections, the field referee decides with the
There is not an election style in greased wrestling. The
defeated wrestler cannot wrestle again. The winner goes on