sport is played in a circle, 15 to 16 feet in diameter, on a carpet or
grass. The winner, is the one who succeeds in lifting his opponent off the
ground, using strength, skill and rapid movement of the arms and legs. By
using the legs, the aim is to loosen the grip of an opponent's legs or feet,
but kicking is prohibited.
The contest is
conducted over three rounds, each of 30 to 60 second duration, or till one
of the players is lifted off the ground. Stepping outside the ring and
bending of knees is not permitted. The belt or catch-hold rope, around the
waist, has to remain tight all through the game.