DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION PRINCIPLES
GENERAL PROVISIONS, THEORY AND METHODS
TRADITIONAL GAMES RETURN INTO HOLIDAYS
Ethnosport World Society
Chief: Dr. Alexey Kylasov
Address: 17, Emilie st., Lile Bizard PQ H9C 2X1, Canada
Ethnosport World Society (EWS) was established in 2012 in Montréal (Canada) and is based on an equal partnership of organizations whose activities are aimed at the study and conservation of traditional games.
EWS helps bring together the efforts of its constituent organizations. In particular, it promotes participation in traditional games for peoples separated by borders of nation-states.
Ethnosport is a form of preserving the heritage of the game; it is a system of recovery of the ethnomotricité skills, inherent in the traditional way of life and lost in the conditions of urbanization.
Ethnosport World Society appeals to the Past from the Present - to the traditional games of the peoples, paving the way to the future by preserving the gaming heritage in all its cultural diversity.
Traditional games shape our understanding of cultural diversity, being part of the unique ethnocultural ceremonies. However, traditional forms of play are as versatile as sports, consisting of similar traditional styles of physical activity.
Traditional games have become the cultural foundation of modern sports. They have existed throughout the history of mankind, containing the matrix of social relations and having the spirit of accomplishment laid out within them.
Our task is to encourage and preserve of traditional games in the framework of festives; we understand traditional games as a folklore part of the sport, consisting of traditional styles of physical activity, which we call "ethnosport". For understanding of our work, we appeal to art, where classical art and contemporary art coexist with folklore.
Alexey Kylasov (Russia)
Lolita Nagnibedovsky (Canada)
Vladislavs Redjkins (Latvia)
EWS First Vice-president
Guy Jaouen (France)
EWS Vice-president for Europe, ETSGA Vice-President
Jong-Young Lee (South Korea)
EWS Vice-president for Asia, ISESPE & PASPE President
Fabio Cardias Gomes (Brazil)
EWS Vice-president for Americas
Joseph Salumu Rashidi (Congo D.R.)
EWS Vice-president for Africa
Gintautas Vileita (Lithuania)
EWS Traditional Wrestling Coordinator
Ashwani Chopra (India)
President of Ethnosport Association of India
Dmitrijs Scegolevs (Latvia)
President of Latvian Ethnosport Association
Anatoly Tedoradze (Russia)
Head of "Russian Games" project
Malte Wulfinghoff (Germany)
Lecturer at the University of Tubingen and the University of Munster (Anthropology of Sport)
EWS network provides individual partnership along with partnership of public, science-educational, and international organizations, and state authorities.
Partnership with EWS require annual payments with contribution depends on the type of the partnership:
TYPE OF PARTNERSHIP
Master of Ethnosport (title is awarded EWS Council decision)
Science and Education Organizations
Payment is made at the bank account of the EWS:
EWS partners can use the logo of the society and register their events in order to attract a wide range of participants. They are placed into the "Events" section on the website of the organization: ethnosport.com
Sports are supported by governments, multinational corporations and private donations worldwide. Countless volunteers help carry out sports events. Most people are confident that sports are socially useful and need further development. We are proponents of sports, but:
- sports in which there is no greed for profit and pride of worthless records;
- sports which represent ethnocultural traditions of the peoples;
- sports that are accessible to amateurs.
According to the UN, 40 languages disappear annually, meaning that the descriptions of 40 kinds of traditional games are not passed down to the descendants. We can save this part of the world cultural heritage of humanity. Each of us can participate in the conservation of the game matrix, through which the mother teaches the child, the children learn the principles of communication, and eventually the identity of peoples is shaped: looking at the games, we recognize our own self.
We do not offer to buy the right to be associated with the traditional games of peoples; this right is not for sale. Nevertheless, by virtue of your donations there is a chance of saving the cradle of sport, its cultural foundation, which we call Ethnosport.