Chuvash national belt wrestling. The competition has a centuries-old history and is initially developed as an independent martial art for military purpose.
Kereshu tournaments are the main decoration of the national holiday Akatui, which is held by the Chuvash diaspora in many regions of our country.
Kereshu, in its style and technique, is reminiscent of belt wrestling, but instead of real belts, towels are used. The edges of the fabric are wrapped around the athletes' hands, the middle of the towel squeezes the body of another athlete in the abdominal area.