Wrestling Classes at Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts
What is Wrestling?
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two people who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position such as a pin. 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.
In the modern day, wrestling is divided into three major categories: Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Folkstyle wrestling is the style taught in American schools. It emphasizes both takedowns and ground control with an emphasis on scrambles. Outside of the USA, the two most popular styles are Freestyle, where competitors are allowed to grab the legs, and Greco Roman, where participants are only allowed to attack the upper body. Both styles of wrestling require explosive strength and power in order to take an opponent down to the ground. International wrestling competitions such as the Olympics are contested under Folkstyle and Greco Roman wrestling rules.
Former wrestlers have been very successful in Mixed Martial Arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This success has lead many analysts to state that wrestling is the best foundation for MMA fighters.