Wrestling is apart of the martial arts. A wrestling match consists of physical engagement between two people in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over, or control of, the opponent. Physical techniques used, include clinching, holding, locking, application of leverage and take downs.
Particular wrestling styles, have particular rules. Also, one can distinguish between traditional and non-traditional styles of wrestling.
Greco-Roman wrestling and modern freestyle wrestling were soon regulated and modern freestyle wrestling were soon regulated in formal competitions, in part resulting in formal competitions, in part resulting from the rise of gymnasiums and athletic clubs.
Greco-Roman wrestling became an event at the first moden Olympic games, in Athens in 1896. Since 1908, the event has been in every Summer Olympics.
Freestyle wrestling became an Olympic event in 1904. Women's freestyle wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004.
BENEFITS OF WRESTLING
- International Sport
- Wide range of body types - anyone can wrestling no matter what body type you are.
- Confidence, mental toughness and discipline
- Physical fitness