Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

Wrestling through its availability, simplicity and low cost, outstandingly promotes the physical activity. Every wrestling combat lasts two rounds, 3 minutes each with a 30-second break or two rounds, 2 minutes each with a 30-second break.

Wrestling

accordingly to international standards may be divided into three styles:

GR

Greco-roman

Grips are permitted only above the belt

WW

Women wrestling

You can also grab the opponent by the legs

FS

Freestyle

You can also grab the opponent by the legs

Greco-roman

Greco-Roman is an international discipline and an Olympic sport. In Greco-Roman style, it is forbidden to hold the opponent below the belt, to make trips, and to actively use the legs in the execution of any action.

Recent rule changes in Greco-Roman increase opportunities for and place greater emphasis on explosive, 'high amplitude' throws. Pinning one's opponent to the mat is one way of winning. One of the most well known Greco-Roman wrestlers is Alexander Karelin from Russia.

Women wrestling

The first official Women's World Championships took place on 24-25 October 1987 in Lvenshog (Norway), attended by 8 countries. Starting with the first championship, there was a dynamic development of this sport discipline.Currently, women are wrestling on all continents.

As the popularity of this sports discipline increased, UWW (successor of FILA) expanded the calendar of events. Direct contact with the opponent and awareness of the great effort awaits cause the stress that accompanies the athlets of this discipline throughout their careers. Therefore, in addition to innate psychic predispositions, it is important to create a comfortable situation for the athletes, through appropriate individual behavior during camps, during the competition and immediately before the fight. From many years of experience of coachs around the world working with men and women in wrestling, it appears that women in most cases are mentally stronger, more resistant to pain and very ambitious.

Freestyle

Freestyle wrestling is an international discipline and an Olympic sport, for both men and women. This style allows the use of the wrestler's or his opponent's legs in offense and defense.

Freestyle wrestling has its origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and the prime victory condition in this style involves the wrestler winning by throwing and pinning his opponent on the mat.