A POPULAR HORSE GAME IN TURKSTAN: JEKPE-JEK (ONE TO ONE)

Abstract

Author(s): Mehmet TRKMEN, Ulanbek AL?MOV

In this research, unknown in western and other Turkish geographies, popular among Kazakhs, Uzbeks and especially Kyrgyz in central Asia, Turkistan's traditional horse fighting game "Ckeme-ceke / One to one" will be examined. “One to one” game, placed in the middle of a circle 10 meters in diameter of two riders, the goat carcass leaning from the horse and picking it up from the ground, it is a horse fighting game made in the form of out of circle. Etymology and terminology of “one to one” game, the aim is to explain, recognize and introduce it together with its rules and rules, and to bring it to sports literature. This game is a product of horseback-nomadic culture and is an enthusiastic game with historical content, bearing archaic culture codes. Keeping national codes alive, maintaining the connection between generations and reaching the awareness of being the same nation, it will ensure the growth of mentally and physically healthy generations. Within the scope of qualitative research, unstructured observation and descriptive research designs were used with field work. Result: One on one game, that he intends to evolve in the “god-wolf / gray-wolf” game; the archaic cultural codes such as images and symbols seen in the consumption of the gray-wolf game are also displayed in this game; the game is practiced only in Kazak, Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the traditional sports world; it has been concluded that these are more popular in Kyrgyz than others.

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