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by Biel Pubill Soler in General

Yesterday 31st July 2021 AEJeST was present as a member of ITSGA supporting the Asian colleagues for the creation of the Ad-hoc Committee that will be in charge of the corresponding actions to create the Asian Traditional Sports and Games Association (ATSGA). Guy Jaouen, President of ITSGA and Vice President of AEJeST, together with Pere Lavega, President of AEJeST and Vice President of ITSGA were supporting this initiative.

We continue to move forward in favour of a network of networks without borders.

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Signature of the collaboration agreement between AEJeST and the Korea Traditional Culture Center

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings

Today AEJeST has been involved in a very special event. Mr KIM Sun-tai President of Korea Traditional Culture Center the Korea Traditional Culture Center (KTCC) and Mr. Pere Lavega, President of the European Traditional Sports and Games Association(AEJeST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between KTTC and AEJeST.

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by Biel Pubill Soler in Books, Publicaciones

L’auca de jocs d’Ascó was published last April, a new publication on the games and toys of the cultural association Lo Llaüt, member of the AEJeST since 2011.

The book, written by Biel Pubill, professor of history and physical education at the Flix Institute, reviews the leisure activities that appear in the famous auca –image poster- Jochs d’infantesa -Games of children- (1674) of folklorist Joan Amades, collected and published in 1947 under the name Jocs de la mainada – Children’s games – reinterpreting many of the games that appear there and contextualising them in the streets, squares and natural environments of Ascó (Catalonia).

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by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings

Author of the articl: Guy Jaouen

From June 25 to 28, the city of Šabac in Serbia hosted the first meeting related to the TRAWECU project. Šabac is a community of 120,000 inhabitants 50km west of Belgrade.

This TRAWECU project is an ERASMUS+ project which aims to reflect on a better use of traditional sports (in the project traditional wrestling) in order to promote cultural tourism and local development. See the presentation PDF file Presentation TRAWECU En

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Publication of a book on “COLLAR & ELBOW”, the traditional wrestling of Ireland

by Biel Pubill Soler in Books, Publicaciones

Author of the article: Guy Jaouen

The author is Ruadhan MacFadden, an Irish independent researcher in cultural anthropology who has practiced many martial arts. This 216-page English-language book explores the history of the Collar and Elbow style, its popularity in the 19th century, its strategies and techniques, how it was deeply integrated into rural communities in Ireland (see table of contents).

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II European Forum of Traditional Sports and Games 14th & 15th May 2021

by Biel Pubill Soler in Forums, II Forum

Dear AEJeST/ETSGA Family,

I have the pleasure to send you this short report on the II European Forum of Traditional Sports and Games. Once again it has been a very special event that has allowed the European and worldwide visibility of AEJEST in general and of the participating organisations in particular. Many thanks and congratulations to the organising committee (members of AEJeST and members of the INEFC motor action research group); many thanks and congratulations to the 14 speakers; many thanks to the 160 registered participants from 32 countries; many thanks and congratulations to AEJeST.

We are moving towards a European network of networks, an international network of networks. With my Best regards for all of you.

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Death of José Henrique Gascon

by Biel Pubill Soler in Uncategorised

Dear President of the Portuguese Federaçao de Jogos Tradicionais. We are heartily saddened by the news you have just shared with us about the sad loss of José Henrique Gascon, Secretary of the Direcçao Nacional da FPJ. We would like to convey our sincere condolences and send you a very affectionate greeting on behalf of all the members of the AEJeST.

Please convey our message of pain to the family and to your entire organization. Receive a very affectionate hug.

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The AEJeST has reached its 20th anniversary!!!!

by José Ángel Hoyos Perote in General

The 28th of April 2001 was a great day for the Traditional Sports and Games. After fifteen years of common experiences and many reflections, half a hundred people from several European countries met in Lesneven-Brittany-France, and agreed to create the European Association of Traditional Games and Sports. Guy Jaouen was elected President, the statutes were drawn up in Santander on 1st November and finally, it was registered with the Prefecture of Brest on 8th January 2002.

Lesneven 2001 – fotos

These were the 21 founding members:

Confédération FALSAB (Bretagne, France); FILC-IFCW-International Federation of Celtic Wrestling; FCB-Federación Cántabra de Bolos (Cantabria, Spain); Sportimonium/Vlaamse Volksport Centrale (Flandre, België); FIGeST-Federazione Italiana Giochi e Sport Tradizionali (Italy); INEFC-Lleida (Catalonia, Spain); Museo de Juegos Tradicionales de Campo (Aragon, Spain); FENT-Fédérachon Esport Nohtra Téra (Aosta, Italy); FFBSQ-Fédération Française Bowling et Sport de Quilles (France);
VlAS- Vlaamse Traditionele Sporten (Flandre, België); Proyecto Educativo Madera de Ser (Cantabria, Spain); KULKI-Kultura Kirila (Basque Country, Spain); Jeux, Culture et Tradition d’Anjou (Festival des Boulympiades, France); Club San Cristóbal-Bolo Salinero (Basque Country, Spain); Iparraldeko Joko eta Herri Kirol Federakuntza (Hendaye, France); Club Araba de Bolos (Basque Country, Spain); Institut de Gerlev-Idretshistorisk Verksted (Danmark); IIAC-Institut International d’Anthropologie Corporelle (international); GAA-Gaelic Athletic Association (Ireland); Federación Aragonesa de Deportes Tradicionales (Aragón, Spain) and Fédération des Jeux de Picardie (France).

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2nd European Forum TSG

by José Ángel Hoyos Perote in Forums, II Forum, Uncategorised

The Organising Committee (AEJeST + INEFC) has already confirmed the 14 associations that will participate on 14 and 15 May 2021 in the 2nd European Forum of Traditional Games and Sports.

It has also confirmed the participation, on the opening day, of Mr. Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan, President World Ethnosport Confederation y M. Joseph Rashidi Salumu, President African Association of Games and Traditional Sports.

He will be joined by Dr. Pere Lavega (President of AEJeST) and Dr. Eduard Inglés (Director of INEFC) to open the meeting.

Programme :

 Registration :

If you are interested in participating as a listener, you can do so until May 10 at the following link:

Important :

 If you have not received your certificate of attendance at the 1st Forum, please request it here:


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A Book on RANNGELN wrestling (Austria) 

by Biel Pubill Soler in Publicaciones

The small federation Salzburg Rangglerverband  and TAURISKA company have published the book “Hundstoa Ranggeln. Myth. Culture. Tradition.”Federation website:

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