SLAVIC-GORITSKAYA FIGHT (part3)
Competitions in the Slavic-Goritsky wrestling are held in all these styles – with the exception of the breast – according to approximately similar rules. (In flexible rebuilding fights are held in the category “style versus style”, that is, with representatives of other martial arts). Their main principle is maximum realism with a minimum of restrictions on the equipment used.
The site should have an area of at least 36 sq. M., – with the exception of fire fighting competitions (at least 50 sq. M.).The equipment for all types of competitions (except for blade and fire fighting) consists of a protective helmet for hand-to-hand combat, a mouth guard (a special protective plate), gloves that allow throwing and striking. If desired, the athlete can also use protective protectors for the body, and by mutual agreement of the opponents, protective devices for the legs, knees, elbows and forearms can be used. In the “hem” category, in addition, shields of 1 square meter are used, which are held in hands during the battle.
For blade combat, special knives with a blunt blade and a point are used, as well as appropriate protection for the body. Firefighting is carried out using pneumatic pistols, protective equipment and helmets (judges must have appropriate protective equipment).
During the competition, any suits that do not constrain movements are used or special suits designed for the Slavic-Goritsky struggle.
Competitors wear light athletic shoes on their feet.
Fights in the categories of “Radogor” (fist fight), “Hem” (kick fight) and “Blade fight” are held in one gathering lasting 5 minutes In the categories “Classical battle” and “Total battle”, fights are held in one gathering for 30 minutes. (juniors – 15 minutes). Time can only be stopped to help the athlete with medical staff. “Assault battle” is held in 10 gatherings for 10 seconds. In the category “Fire battle”, 10 seconds are allocated for shooting, and the fight itself takes place in 10 gatherings.
Until 2003, inclusive, in the Slavic-Goritsky struggle there was no division into weight categories. Since 2004, categories of body type have been introduced in the categories of Radogor and Podil:
– light (up to 70 kg of weight or 170 cm of growth);
– medium (up to 85 kg of weight or 185 cm of growth);
– heavy (over 85 kg of weight or over 185 cm of growth).
In the remaining categories, fights are still held without taking into account the weight and height of the fighters.