Gouren is a style of folk wrestling which has been established in Brittany for several centuries.
In today's France, Gouren is overseen by the Fédération Française de Lutte (French Wrestling Federation).
Gouren was popular in Brittany towards the beginning of the 20th century, with competitions every Sunday in some small villages.
In 1930, in order to avoid the practice of gouren falling into oblivion, Charles Cottonec of Quimperlé (Finistère) breathed new life into the sport with the creation of a set of rules and
the sport's first federation, which is still active today.