Tour Scotland Video Backhold Wrestling Scottish Highland Games Ceres Fife

Tour Scotland video of video of Backhold Wrestling at the Scottish Highland Games on ancestry visit to Ceres, Fife, Scotland. Scottish Backhold is a style of folk wrestling originating in Scotland. The wrestlers grip each other around the waist at the back, with the right hand under the opponent's left arm and the chin resting on the opposite right shoulder. When the referee is sure that both wrestlers have taken a firm grip, he shouts " hold " and the bout starts. Should either wrestler break his or her hold or touch the ground with any part of his, or her body except his or her feet, he loses. There is no ground work and the bouts are usually best of five falls.

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