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irkbitig: Mongolian Archer - It's Become the Darkness

World Nomad Games are an international sport competition dedicated to ethnic sports practiced in Central Asia. The first two World Nomad Games were held in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan. This years the games are underway from 3 to 8 September. Fifty three countries are participating in the event. Sports include eagle hunting, bone throwing and kok-boru, a Central Asian form of polo in which two teams battle for control of a decapitated goat carcass. The highlights of the unusual competitions on…

Love this incredible picture of archer Chynara Madinkulova competing at last month's World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan!

Archery, Japanese Language

turan, turk, türk, туран, тюрк, тұран, түркі

turan, turk, türk, туран, тюрк, тұран, түркі

TUVA TÜRK KIZI

Tuvan girl in traditional dress. The Tuvans or Tuvinians (Tyvan: Тывалар, Tyvalar; Mongolian: Tuva) are a Turkic ethnic group living in southern Siberia. They are historically known as one of the Uriankhai, from the Mongolian designation

Mongolian boy with his hunting partner, a Golden Eagle. When a boy turns 13 and is strong enough to carry the weight of a grown eagle, his father starts training him in the ancient hunting technique.

Samarkand, 13 years old, the youngest eagle hunter competitor -.

Onna Bugeisha.

Kyudo, literally meaning "way of the bow", is the Japanese art of archery. It is a modern Japanese martial art. Hooray for women archers! (My bow is not this cool!

Traditional Inuit hunting was carried out much like that of the Native American tribes.  This Inuit native is hunting with a bow and arrow, and we can only guess that he is aiming at a seal or walrus that's made its way to the surface.

Traditional Inuit hunting was carried out much like that of the Native American tribes. This Inuit native is hunting with a bow and arrow, and we can only guess that he is aiming at a seal or walrus that's made its way to the surface.

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