OLIMPIC WRESTLING

Wrestling represents one of the oldest forms of combat, with the warrior spirit that focus our body natural habilities.

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.

“he gold medals are not really gold. They are made of sweat, determination and a difficult alloy to find called gills ”

Dan Gable

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.

There are two main modalities: greco-roman wrestling and olympic wrestling.

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.

Olympic 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.

At CLB we offer Wrestling classes 3 days per week with the name MMA-LUCHA, we consider this class a very important part of the hand to hand combat, essential also for MMA combat.

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