GEO LUDENS

Creating a tech tool to promote European Traditional Sport and Games from an intergenerational and inclusive perspective.

Ref. Project: 579689-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-SPO-SSCP

SCHWINGEN

FIGHT GAMES

SPORTIFICATION IN PROCESS

CHILDRENS, BOY, GIRLS ADULTS AND MEN

TWO PEOPLE

CLUBS AND FEDERATIONS

PHYSICAL CONDITION IMPROVEMENT, PHYSICAL MOTOR SKILLS IMPROVEMENT, RELAXATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT, SOCIALIZATION AND INTEGRATION

Schwingen

How is it played? (Rules)

Swchingen is a free style wrestling with clothes. There are age categories, but not weight categories.

Sport or Game History and origins:

Since the beginning of 1600, during the winter period, in particular during carnival festivals, the “Launch of Maiorchino” has been played on the streets of Novara in Sicily. The widespread practice in the past throughout the north-eastern region of Sicily, has now remained only around Novara di Sicilia. The winter period corresponds to the period during which the ripening of this cheese weighing 10 to 12 kg is checked. one of the solutions to see the degree of maturation (turned rapidly into a game that involves the entire population) consists of rolling the shape along the narrow and impervious lanes of the town.

 

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Objective

The goal is to put the opponent on the back of the two shoulders, or at least on a ¾ flat back (To throw from standing position or by turning the opponent in ground work). This give immediate victory.

Benefits

Physical: Physical condition improvement (strength, speed, endurance, etc).
Psychological: Psychological skills improvement (motivation, leadership, group cohesion, concentration, etc.)

Game’s materials

Wrestlers wear short pants (Schwingerhosen) made of jute (strong canvass), with a belt, over their normal clothes.
3 to 7 or 8 Wood sawdust area for the contests.

Is it related to an specific event or festivity ( festivals, religious or pagan celebrations)?

Schwingen is played at local or cantonal festivals generally related with calendar agenda.

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