A style of wrestling which has been
established in Brittany for several centuries.It arrived on the Armorican
peninsula(France) in the 4th century with the large influx of Bretons.
The wrestlers, required to fight barefoot,
wear a special white shirt (roched) tied with a belt and black trousers
(bragoù), and try to bring each other to the ground by grappling the other's
roched. A victory (lamm) is declared when the loser is on their back on the
ground, the winner being stood-up, this usually managed by tripping up the
opponent. Victory is only achieved when both the loser's shoulder blades hit
the ground at the same time, and before any other part of the body. Each
bout lasts seven minutes maximum.
The perfect result is the lamm. It ends the bout immediately and is worth 6
points. The lamm is the perfect fall: the loser falls flat on his or her
back with both shoulders touching the floor.
It is the next best result, very close to the lamm : a fall on one shoulder,
for example. It is counted at the end of a bout. It is worth 4 points.It is
an advantage and is taken into account at the end of an astenn (extra time:
half the time of a bout). It is a fall of the inferior part of the back, or
the whole back and posterior.