Journey to the world of nomads, from games of nomads to modern ethnic sport
National games as audaryspak, tenge alu, zhamby atu – all of them are sports in one hand. But these are, after all, forms of preparing a nomad, a steppe-man for his daily life, which soldiers, unfortunately, practiced everyday.
The first - the hunt was a kind of "rehearsal" of the real military operations of the nomad troops. The second - it had a socio-political character. After all, both the ruler and ordinary nomads participated in it. The hunt united them. And the third - it had a sacred meaning. Before the hunt, shamans blessed the success of nomads and animals. Nomads never exterminated the animals. They only took what Tengri sent them.