Them, Kirkpinar is nothing
Kirkpinar cannot be thought without agha, wrestler
without prelude, announcer without prays and drums
without horn. Surviving of Kirkpinar for centuries
without losing anything from its origin has been
provided by perpetuating these customs and values.
important person of the Kirkpinar wrestling is the Kirkpinar
Agha without a shadow of doubt. He gives a novel touch
to Kirkpinar with his specially arranged costume during
wrestling. Kirkpinar cannot be thought without him.
wrestling, the graves of great world wrestlers are visited;
their prayers are said, the opening chapter of the Koran
Than, wrestlers come to the field of contest for
brave men, they start to prepare for wrestling.
Before starting to wrestle they need to grease themselves
well; the greaser pour grease from their ewers unto
Than, the announcer appears and
starts to tell (Bald) Kel Aliço, (Great) Koca Yusuf,
(Islander) Adali Halil, Kurtdereli
And he tells the soul of
Kirkpinar by making the eyes weep. He finishes his story
with a pray; Allah Allah, illallah; Alkislarla diyelim
Masallah! The wrestling passes fighting savagely
accompanied by drum and horn. As the strength of the
wrestling increases, the sound of the drum increases, too.
Giving a cloth to clean the grease on the eyes is the job of
the cloth men; right management is the duty of both
the field referee and the tower referee.
In the final, two brave men wrestle with each other; but
only one of them becomes the wrestling champion.