Wrestling 101

Wrestling

is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch

fightingthrows and takedownsjoint lockspins and other grappling

holds. The sport is genuinely competitive and fun to watch. 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.

However, the youth and scholastic wrestling in the United States is known as Folkstyle wrestling, while the most popular type of wrestling in the world or "Olympic-styles", are known as Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling.