Wrestling can be traced back 15,000 years, prominently featured in ancient Greece and documented in legend and literature. During the Middle Ages (fifth century to fifteenth century) wrestling remained popular and enjoyed the patronage of many royal families, including those of France, Japan, and England. Early Americans also have a strong wrestling tradition and it is already contested at high school and varsity level.
Amateur wrestling comprising Greco-Roman and Freestyle is an Olympic sport. The rules of the two styles are almost identical with one major exception.
In Freestyle wrestling, both the arms and legs may be used to execute holds or to defend against attack. If legs are used as part of the attack by an agressor, no points are scored and the wrestlers are returned to standing.
In Greco-Roman, a wrestler may not attack his opponent's legs, nor use his own legs to trip, lift or execute other moves. The wrestler must wrestle from standing without the top of his head against his opponents' chest.
We focus primarily on Freestyle wrestling which is exciting, creative, and dynamic because points can be scored from almost anywhere. You will learn and practice spectacular throws and takedowns, control and turnovers. Matches are fast and and dynamic and you can expect a full body workout with high level of intensity.
As with all our programmes, children's classes are kept small to provide the best possible supervision while cultivating valuable lifeskills.