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    Angrygoat is offline Member
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    Default So why is the TGU "Turkish"?

    The question came up in polite conversation earlier today...so now I'm curious too!Angrygoat Athletics

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    Steve B. is offline Senior Member
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    Default So why is the TGU

    Pavel just calls it the get up now.I'm not sure why Turkish was at the begining.Probably an exercise of Turkish origin i would guess.
    Just as KB press use to be the Russian KB press and is now just the KB press.

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    Anton Yermakov is offline Junior Member
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    Default I suspect

    that the movement is now called "the get-up" because Turks were a longtime traditional enemy of Russia. More likely though, the name was dropped for simplicity. As for it being called "Turkish", this movement came from Iranian and Indian wrestlers, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Default So why is the TGU

    Any time you cross the legs it is concidered Turkish. "Sit like a turk"

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    Default So why is the TGU

    Com. Angrygoat, I am not sure. The drill was introduced into the RKC system by Com. Steve Maxwell and this is what wrestlers call it. Old-time American strongman simply called it the 'get-up'. In Russia this exercise, as well as many others, does not have a name but a description.

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    Default I asked this a while back.

    The consensus then (although nobody has documentation) was that it was a common drill among Turkish wrestlers. They may have imported it from Persia.

    It doesn't need to be called "Turkish" though. I like the change to "Get-Up".

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