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Why was Wrestling scheduled to be removed from the Summer Olympic Games?

I recently noticed that Wrestling was scheduled to be removed from the 2020 Summer Olympics. In the meantime, the International Olympic Committee has reversed this decision; the 125th IOC Session ...
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Is the head-outside single leg takedown relevant in MMA?

The head-inside single leg is an essential takedown in both wrestling and MMA. Often when one fails the head-inside, you can fake the switch to the double leg, and the head-outside single is there. ...
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Can a 60kg fighter fight in the heavyweight bout in boxing or wrestling?

In boxing and in wrestling, only the upper weight limit is given in Wikipedia and other sources that I have found. This would mean that a flyweight fighter can compete in the heavyweight division and ...
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Which types of throws can lift the heaviest weight (hip throws, shoulder throws, etc.)?

I’m relatively new on the martial arts scene, but I’ve enjoyed learning judo, wrestling, pretty much anything involving grappling, in stand-up or on the ground. Being sort of small (5’9” and 145 lbs.) ...
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What is the name of this takedown / throw?

Today, whilst sparring with my opponent I was trying to pull of a lot of kneeling shoulder throws, but my opponent simply walked over me several times. I came back up from one attempt and managed to ...
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Glima and Greco-Roman wrestling cross pollination

Glima is a wresting Scandinavian martial art dating back to Vikings times. Greco-Roman wrestling should be well known. Vikings were know to associate with the Roman Empire -- see the Vangarians. Is ...
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Why is wrestling often not seen as a martial art?

Why, at least in the United States, is wrestling not generally considered a martial art? It's arguably the single most important martial art in MMA and self defense, in addition to being one of the ...
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Getting out from underneath a heavier opponent when pinned face down

I have an unusual question and I hope you can help me. I'm a fantasy romance writer and know nothing about fighting, although I watch a lot of Muay Thai and kickboxing. So there's a sparring scene in ...
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What are the physical requirements for Sumo wrestlers? No exposing six-packs?

Having seen many pictures of Sumo wrestlers on the web, I have not found ones who expose their six-packs or ones who have appearance as follows. Most of them look like the following. Questions ...
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Is it possible to cross train Kyokushin and Freestyle Wrestling?

I will definitely be training again in Kyokushin Karate again soon. My question is, does anyone recommend cross training it with Freestyle Wrestling aswell? I am not interested in competing in MMA or ...
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Technique identification in a wrestling match

Please refer to the following video: as can be seen, the smaller man wins. What technique does he use? Where can I find more information about it? Generally, are there any additional techniques/ ...
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Being too passive when grappling

I've been doing catch wrestling for a year now and I've seen good improvement in my technique, but I find that I'm too passive when I roll and need to attack more. When I roll, I'm usually trying to ...
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HEMA Wrestling Guide

I've been learning Italian Longsword, a style of HEMA (Historic European Martial Arts) for several months now, heavily using The Swordsman's Companion as a teacher and guide. It has been superb ...
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Is it better for wrestlers to train against other wrestlers, or against jiu jitsu players? [closed]

First how common is it for Wrestlers to train with opponents that are using Jiu jitsu? When it comes to improving wrestling skills, is it better for a Wrestler to train against another Wrestler or a ...
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Wrestling strategies

I have long heard that judo and wrestling, both freestyle and greco-roman, are some of the martial arts that requires most strategy. That lead me to try to learn wrestling (also the fact that although ...
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Get A wrestling dummy filled or unfilled

I don't know whether to get a filled/unfilled dummy/hangman. I've done a bit of limited research so I'm going to list the pros and cons I've heard about each. BTW This isn't a "Shopping Recommendation"...
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Best to learn for self defense: Wrestling, Boxing, or Jiu Jitsu

I did a season of folk wrestling in high school. This was about 5-6 years ago. I'm trying to diet and exercise properly to reach my low body fat goal. Also, I want to learn some basic self defense. ...
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Teaching wrestling to a Judoka

I am coaching a youth wrestling club, and one of the wrestlers has a three year background in Judo. What are the most importance points for a judoka transitioning to (folkstyle) wrestling? I know ...
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What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons? [closed]

I always wonder which martial art is the most effective in a 1-vs-1 street fight without weapons. After doing some research I came up with 3 types of positions (maybe there are more) someone can hold ...
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When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?

Except for Mexico and Japan there are not many nations where professional (fake) wrestling is so successful. Where did this come from? Why did it become so popular? Here in Europe we don't have ...