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What is Wrestling?

Wrestling is a physically demanding Martial Art. Wrestling classes and clubs teach various techniques such as grappling, throws, take downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Wrestling is an official Olympic sport. A wrestling bout is a physical competition between two (or more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

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Why should you join a wrestling club?

Wrestling clubs train wrestlers to develop speed, flexibility, endurance and strength. Wrestling helps condition the body, build muscle mass, burn off fat in less time and keep it off. Wrestling classes are strenuous and involve throws and being thrown.

Wrestling Clubs help students build up fitness to a high level.

Wrestling is open to all, just find a Wrestling club or class by using the finder on this page.

Are there different types of wrestling?

Wrestling incorporates a wide range of styles with varying rules. Many clubs offer classes teaching the various styles of Wrestling.

  • Greco Roman wrestling forbids the holding of an opponent below the belt or to trip, or actively use the legs in the execution of an action. Greco Roman wrestling is an Olympic sport.
  • Freestyle wrestling is also Olympic sport. In this style wrestlers are allowed to hold the legs of the opponent, to make trips and to actively use legs. Freestyle wrestling is currently the international style in which women participate in wrestling competition.
  • Grappling submission wrestling is a form of wrestling which consists of controlling the opponent without using striking. It uses immobilisation techniques such as locks, whether the opponent is standing, or on the ground after a throw. Grappling plays an important role in the practice of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and can be used as a self-defence technique.

Find a wrestling club near me

Wrestling is gaining popularity as a way of keeping fit, socialising and meeting new people. The sport is well regulated and is increasingly popular with women. So why not take up wrestling today?

There are Wrestling classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced and competition level.

Check that they have a valid DBS (for kids lessons) and certificate of insurance. Find Wrestling clubs in London and other major UK cities use the Wrestling club directory on this page.

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