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The term comes from the Coraabish verb sokhurra (to provoke).
Description[edit | edit source]
Sokurr is a violent weaponless martial art, where one fighter tries to use any means necessary to force the opponent to say the word Teekai (a humiliated person). The matches can joined no matter one's race or social status. Sokurr matches have various formats: one-on-one (Hakkurr), one-on-two (Raburr), or two-on-two (Koh'Ku).
History[edit | edit source]
Sokurr was conceived around 3650 Tu in the peripheral parts of bombarded central Sectors of the centropolis C'Ora. It was originally an illegal pastime of local Miners but some Dung and Ilokajish communities soon joined as well. The new sensation soon spawned a vast underbelly full of illegal bookies and uncertified training facilities. At one point, relatively precise and simple rules were codified and they stayed the same ever since.
In 3872 Tu, Sokurr was finally recognized as a legitimate sport. It never found its way to the Coraabiad for its bloodiness, though. C'Orian officials evetually succumbed to the rising pressure from the general public which was terrified by the growing popularity and the absurd casualty rate of Sokurr. In 3941 Tu, Sokurr was outlawed. Yet its popularity still continued to rise and its matches are held to this day. Security forces in Sector 4 even turn a blind eye on Sokurr, as the local Bal'Teeka (Dome of Humiliation) organizes every Raa'Tol the great centropolitan tournaments, where only the best of the best face each other.
The highest achievement in Sokurr is the title Nu'Sok (True Being), which is awarded only to champions who win twelve matches in a row.
Coaches and senior champions of Sokurr are generally called sokurro or so'khu.
Renowned Sokurr fighters
- Im-Bal - 3x Nu'Sok - 3902 Tu,3907 Tu, 3935 Tu
- Zaga'Mull - 2x Nu'Sok - 4011 Tu, 4015 Tu
- Xel Dzeng - 2x Nu'Sok - 4224 Tu, 4225 Tu
- Komrit Banal - 2x Nu'Sok - 4259 Tu, 4282 Tu
- Bunta - the most popular Dung fighter of today, 2x Nu'Sok between 4264 Tu and 4269 Tu
- Xinix - Nu'Sok in 4272 Tu
Leading Sokurr coaches
- Xel Dzeng
- Beya al-Tonrra
- Kede Drogot - Sokurr afficionado from Bonnax
- Bamaxil - Sokurr master from the Xenozone
- Bols Tadunh
- Sol Inir