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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. It is about physical competition, between two or more competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. 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.

History

Wrestling represents one of the oldest ways of combat with it's origins going back 15,000 years throgh cave drawings in France.

Mythology

By Country

Modern

International Disciplines

Greco-Roman

Freestyle Wrestling

Amateur Pankration

Beach Wrestling

Folk Style Disciplines

Oil Wrestling

Collegiate Wrestling

Sambo

Professional Wrestling

Anglo-American professional wrestling

Puroresu

Lucha Libre

Mixed Martial Arts