Greco-Roman Wrestling (Throws & Takedowns)

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See below video. Taser Tough , Jan 1, Enmascarado , Jan 1, Not at all, thanks for the replies. Joined: Sep 22, Messages: Likes Received: 0. No really Folk allows for more freedom and you have to learn the clinch reall well because you will always clinch up at sometime in match. Chick , Jan 1, CHerrera , Jan 1, Greco-Roman wrestling is all upper-body There's the difference. There's as much tying up in freestyle and folkstyle as there is in Greco-Roman wrestling. And shooting from the outside works all the time. You just have to be good at it. Kforcer , Jan 1, As a Greco Roman wrestler I have worked takedowns from the clinch countless times, because you so often times end up there.

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In doing so, he inadvertently assisted in the spread of the Greek form of grappling east, into the areas of Persia and the middle east conquered by Alexander. As the Greeks marched east, their culture spread with them. Cities sprang up with Greek names, and Greek mercenaries married Persian women. Naturally then, Greek fighting followed suit. In the pantheon of cultures who have had a major impact on human civilization, India is one of the most paramount. One of the oldest, and in ancient times most advanced areas of the world, the peoples and cultures of the Indus River valley and the surrounding Kingdoms have a rich history of submission grappling.

Most likely as old as grappling in Greece and the Levant, one the first styles referenced historically is Malla Yuddha. Similar in scope and focus of Pankration, Malla Yuddha originally was divided into 4 types, each progressing in level of intensity with the first type being purely sport focused, and the 4 th type being a brutal full contact affair, Yuddha. In the final stage, pretty much any method was applied to defeat the enemy. These methods, including biting, hair pulling, punching, and kicking, were all acceptable tactics.

As with the Greeks, Indian legends also incorporate their martial arts into the quests and adventures of their deities, such as Krishna. The culture of wrestling in India has a unique style, most likely due to its age and the age of the cultures there. Amongst all social classes, wrestling was highly regarded and was a popular form of entertainment. Wrestling against animals was also not uncommon by the rural peoples, and was a sign of great strength and manliness if one could pin the animals head down successfully.

The Indus river cultures produced some of the earliest still extant religious texts, and many of these texts also include reference to martial prowess on the part of certain adherents. In their quest for martial skill, many Indian warriors became deeply introspective and sought out holy men to further educate themselves. Arguably the most famous of these holy men, is Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was born into royalty sometime between — BCE. Deeply affected by the suffering of the common people, he renounced his status, and embarked on a journey religious discovery and self fulfilment.

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Siddhartha had received an education befitting a man of his class, and this included martial arts, most notably Archery and Swordsmanship. He also was well versed in grappling. In his development of his religious philosophy, this factor did play a part, and as his followers spread his teachings, different teachers placed different amounts of importance on this factor and its ability to help the student reach enlightenment. It also had, by extension, an impact on the religious and philosophical teachings of China, Korea, and Japan. The martial cultures in these countries and societies have marked similarities, arguably all martial arts do.

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But when one scratches through the surface, intrinsic differences between these arts start to become clear, i. To the untrained observer they may look the same, but very quickly, the technical and formulaic differences become clear. By the time Buddhism reached Japan by way of China, many sects had already been formulated, with Chan, or Zen as it became known in Japan, eventually becoming one of the most prolific amongst the Samurai, and Tendai amongst the Sohei warrior monks.

Grappling arts continued to evolve and change with the times in India, with Pehlwani being the most well known derivative. When a one sees a demonstration of Pehlwani, the similarities between the Greco-Roman style is obvious. This could be because the human body only moves in certain ways, and eventually all cultures figured this out and developed take downs, pins, and submissions based around the human body and its ergonomic facets. One interesting side note however, is the hypothesis that has been proposed by some scholars and Hoplologists, that as Greek culture and fighting technique spread east into Persia, it took root there, and thus eventually found its way to India during the Mughal Era of the 16 th century, where it developed the previously mentioned spiritual dimensions.

Whether this is factual cannot be verified, but it is an interesting possibility. As has been discussed and emphasized, the grappling and submission wrestling developed by all peoples is centered around the same physical attributes we all possess. Thus religious, philosophical and sport oriented rule sets are the differentiating factors.

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It took years, with a little success in his native Britain, for the sport to be recognized, before it finally jumped the Atlantic and took hold. Instead of being popular with brawlers and the military, it took hold with the promoters and organizers of circuses. In a way, the show folk who latched onto catch wrestling as a type of carnival trick, were rather similar to the military and athletic professionals who had come before them. Even though they endeavored to put on a show for spectators, they still looked for a purity of technique, not least due to the fact of constant contact with fighters and brawlers due to their travels and close proximity to the dregs of society.

Powerlifters, boxers, and various other professional fighters were a constant feature of circus caravans, and soon the circuses and carnivals of America were known to host and put on shows of tremendous athletic and martial prowess. Many great grapplers who would go on to achieve acclaim in various fields, such as George Hackenschimdt, Frank Gotsch, and Mitsuo Maeda, were all fighters of great acclaim who earned their reputations on the road fighting with and against carnival fighters.

Unlike Greek wrestling rules, grabbing below the waist is allowed. One peculiar aspect, is the fact a match can be lost by a combatant rolling onto his back. Many of the most common holds in catch wrestling are the same as found in Jiujitsu, such as arm bars and legs locks. Physical strength was a core component of any catch wrestlers training regimen.