FORTY SPRINGS VIDEO is going All-Download. No more having to place orders, then to wait for the snail-mail to arrive. For one low, uniform price you can download your selection immediately, at internet speed. Our earlier videos have all been re-mastered and edited to include only the very best, most exciting wrestling action.
There is no sport in the world, and no website, which offers the sporting satisfaction of our video files from Turkey. Yagli Gures, Turkish Oil Wrestling, is the oldest annual sporting event in the world. Since 1640 the toughest, hardest grapplers living – boys, teens and rugged veterans – have gathered every year on the lush grass of the Kirkpinar field to determine who can out-muscle, out-maneuver and out-last his opponent.
For almost twenty years Forty Springs has been there to capture it all: a thousand barefoot wrestlers, oiled up and stripped to the waist, battling one-on-one in the anything-goes style which they inherited from the Ottoman Empire’s imperial Janissaries, the Sultan’s “Fighting Marines.”
In the heat of summer they compete in eleven divisions, from school kids to hulking masters. There are no quick bouts, and no time outs: they struggle until one submits to defeat. There are few forbidden holds, and the opponent’s trunks are not off limits. On the final day the President of Turkey arrives to crown the champions. You can see it all on Forty Springs.
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