The Cantabrian Skitles Federation organised the XXXIIth Bowling Week in Torrelavega. During 10 days -from 17th to 26th August- five important competitions were held: the 1st category Spanish Championship, the Women’s and Children’s Championships, as well as the Spanish Federation Cup by teams and the Million K.O. Tournament. The organisers gave full visibility to the AEJeST in all the posters and in the static and dynamic publicity of the bowling alley.
The traditional wrestling federation of North Macedonia organized its main event “BALKAN CUP” in the locality of Buzalkovo Veles, in the center of North Macedonia. Two to three thousand people took part in the celebration as well as several dozen wrestlers.
Wrestlers from the Uniunea Democrată Tătară organization from Romania also participated in the competition. The day was embellished with folk dances.
The young categories were also represented.
In the center the best wrestler of the day, Ramazan Bakija.
In recent years, the federation has created several clubs and is working to disseminate Pehlivan wrestling, the traditional Balkan wrestling, similar to that one of Greece and Turkey, in the country.
Meeting with the Turkish ambassador (in costume, with the president of the federation Amet Osman (on the left) and on the right Hamid Bakija, the general secretary of the federation.Read more
On May 19, the sixteenth edition of Tradijoc (meeting of 1st year ESO students from the Ribera d’Ebre and Terra Alta counties) took place in Móra d’Ebre (Catalonia). The objective of this meeting is to live and get to know each other, for a day, practicing traditional games of the area.Read more
With a magnificent organisation, from 27th to 29th May, the XVI European Ball Shooting Championship was held in the region of Hamburg (Germany), in four modalities: on road, bow, ramp and on grass, male and female. The event was attended by teams from several countries: Holland, Germany, Italy and Ireland, and a delegation representing the AEJeST as a guest. There was a warm welcome and a great rapport between all delegations. As the Italian ABIS team belongs to FIGeST since 2018, and therefore the AEJeST, our association was also represented in sports.
Despite the bad weather, with intervals of rain and cold, on Saturday there was a large and enthusiastic public who could enjoy the marks achieved. On Sunday, with the weather improving, the fans who came to watch the competition crowded the 2 km race. Most of the time you could sense where the ball was going because people were moving out of the way. As on the previous day, the marks obtained were spectacular, with some throws exceeding 200 metres. It is worth mentioning the excellent participation of ABIS, which despite not being expressly its modality, had a remarkable participation.
On the part of AEJeST, the possibility of sharing agreements and projects is open, according to a conversation held with Aloys Timmerhuis, President of IBA, being summoned for the month of November with a proposal of collaboration. Representing the AEJeST was the vice-president Fernando Maestro, accompanied by Felipe Gonzalo, from the Aragonese Federation of Traditional Games.
This book presents a captivating story about traditional sports and games in the current world. It moves from Denmark to the Basque Country and to Scotland, exploring traditional games in their local contexts. It highlights the numerous, practical functions of traditional games, showing that these games are very valuable, necessary, and actually fit the needs of our times!Read more
Presented yesterday morning, Thursday 11 November, the web and mobile application with 50 traditional games of Galicia.
The three Galician entities belonging to the AEJeST: the Asociación Galega do Xogo Popular e Tradicional-AGXPT, the Red Galega do Xogo Tradicional-BRINQUEDIA and Brinquedia and the Fundación Ricardo Pérez y Verdes /Museo Etnolúdico de Galicia-MELGA. In collaboration with and published by the Consello da Cultura Galega.
Available now on Google Play and App Store searching for “Xogos tradicionais”.Read more
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).Read more
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).Read more
At the end of 2020, the “Asociación Cultural La Tanguilla” (Spain) published two books on two festival of traditional sports and games.
The 1st book is a collection of communications given at the time of the World Congress of Peñaranda de Duero, Spain, in 2009, in parallel with the Congress of AEJeST and the founding meeting of the ITSGA. The speakers were from Spain, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan and Brazil.Read more
Invitation for all teachers and researchers (with or without experience) who want to join the worldwide network of teachers and researchers in traditional games and sports.
Let’s share our experience in this network of networks