CHILDREN, BOY MEN AND ADULTS
ASSOCIATIONS AND FEDERATIONS
PHYSICAL CONDITION IMPROVEMENT, PHYSICAL MOTOR SKILLS IMPROVEMENT, RELAXATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT, SOCIALIZATION AND INTEGRATION
How is it played? (Rules)
Karnten Ringen is a standing up wrestling style, with clothes and shoes. The wrestlers wear an jacket open to the front and a trouser, and shoes. Wrestlers grip on the right collar of the jacket with right hand, and to the low edge of the jacket with the left. They are not allowed to change the position.
Tricks are done mainly with legs and feet (with shoes). There are age categories but not weight categories.
The victory is given by points after time limit. When a wrestler is thrown on any part of the body, upper to the knees, it is one point.
Karnten ringen is played in summer on soft grass, or on sawdust. The diameter of the contest area is about 8 – 10 meters.
Sport or Game History and origins:
Open competitions (inter styles)have also been organised since 1800 with other valleys of Austria were other styles of wrestling had been developped.
The goal is to throw the opponent on any part of the body, upper to the knees (knee excluded). This is one point.
The victory is given immediatly when one wrestler get two points, or after time limit of 3 minutes.
Physical: Physical condition improvement (strength, speed, endurance, etc)
Physical: Motor skills improvement (coordination, balance, agility, etc.)
Psychological: Relaxation (de-stressing, problem distractor, etc.)
Psychological: Psychological skills improvement (motivation, leadership, group cohesion, concentration, etc.)
Social: Socialization (social relations based on game/sport).
Social: Integration (intergenerational, integender, intercomunities, etc.)
A fiels with soft grass, or with a circle of sawdust when the soil is hard. Shoes, trousers and a special shirt for the combattants.
Is it related to an specific event or festivity ( festivals, religious or pagan celebrations)?
All the competitions are organised during calendar festivals, alway related with Patron feasts or local festivals.