Art of Combat: Wrestling

There are some extreme power sports in the world which only powerful people can play and to play them one needs power, that muscle power in the body like no one ever has. One of them is wrestling. It is an art of combat in which there are some techniques and methods one has to learn to play it safely and aggressively. Many people think that it is a new sport that might have originated some time back ago but it is not the case. It has its roots in ancient Greece and one of the ancient sports of the world.

wrestling clubWrestling is about grappling types of techniques which involves throws, take downs, clinching, joint locks, pins and some other methods. There are many categories of it if seen by countries wise but wrestling disciplines defined by FILA. It is International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, a federation or organization that regulates and conducts amateur wrestling as an athletic discipline.

There are two categories of it: first one is International wrestling disciplines and second one is Folk wrestling disciplines but if seen in a little different way there are five different disciplines of it that are acknowledged around the world and they are: Greco-Roman Wrestling, Grappling, MMA(Mixed Martial Arts), Beach Wrestling and Freestyle wrestling . Folk wrestling disciplines are not recognized internationally by FILA.

But all above mentioned categories and disciplines are deep in themselves that take months and years to be learned by one.

So if you want to be undefeatable, unbreakable and strong like no one then wrestling is the great and ancient art of combat that one can learn. For that purpose there  are some good wrestling club present . One of them is VHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling) club .

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Vougar Oroudjov : Wrestling at its best

Vougar Oroudjov was born in Russia in 1971. He competed in both the 1992 Summer Olympics, for the Unified Team, and the 1996 Summer Olympics, taking third and fourth respectively. In Russia, Vougar was the 2 time freestyle world champion as well as bronze medal winner in the 1992 Olympics. He came to the United States in 2000 to establish his career and provide a future for his wife and children. Vougar worked for many years personally training eager students from California to New York, the skills of wrestling.

Six years ago Vougar opened his very own wrestling club on long island,

nassau wrestling countyVHW : Vougar’s Honor Wrestling Club located in Syosset, N.Y. Vougar started training children of all ages ranging 7- 18yrs through college .He wanted all children to have a place where they can learn wrestling, develop athletically, and learn honor, respect, and discipline for themselves and others. Vougar also works with children who have special needs. For the past 13 years, Vougar has been working as one of the wrestling coaches at Nassau Community College.

Vougar not only works hand in hand with his students during the wrestling seasons, but he also gives his time, knowledge and experience. He helps his students during the crucial college application process. He advises his students of colleges that offer the ideal situations, where they can prosper not only in wrestling, but also with their future endeavors. His students have had acceptances to such Ivy league Universities as, Harvard, Cornell, American, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana ,Michigan, NYU and Hofstra, just to name a few.

Vougar has three boys of his own. Nick, the eldest, (Nick Arujau) is a three-time state champion from New York (2008, 2009, 2010) who continues his wrestling career and education at Cornell University. Nick was also awarded a full Scholarship at American University. Vito, 13years, was recruited from 8th grade middle school to be the 100 lb varsity starter at his high school. George will be coming of age to wrestle soon enough and his dream is to beat his Dad’s record.

Vougar doesn’t just work, he lives his career. He works 12 months, seven days a week. He runs a summer program for children of all ages. He is committed to his family. His love, honor and respect, transcends to all.

Vougar’s Honors Wrestling Club

VHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling) club was established in 2006 by two time freestyle wrestling world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Vougar Oroudjov.  Vougar has transformed his successful wrestling career to coaching by transferring his knowledge and experience to children of all ages and skill levels including those with special needs.  Vougar’s passion for wrestling, his skills, and his techniques have contributed to his success as well as to the success of his students.

freestyle wrestlingVougar is not only a successful  wrestler but also an experienced coach, trainer, and leader. He has 13 years of coaching experience and he is currently one of the wrestling coaches for Nassau Community College.   At his wrestling club he has trained numerous county and state wrestling champions. Many of his alumni have gone on to Ivy league Universities such as Harvard, Cornell, American, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan, NYU, and Hofstra, among others. Vougar helps his students reach their fullest abilities athletically as well as helping them through the college application process.  He guides his students to colleges that will allow them to succeed not only in wrestling but, in their future careers.

Vougar not only has a good rapport with all of the students, but also with the parents involved in the club.  He takes an interest in the needs of his students as individuals and helps them to achieve their goals. He genuinely loves the sport of wrestling and cares about his students and their families. He has formed a close bond with the students and parents that have joined his club and they have become in a sense, part of his family.  Vougar works year round including the off season and accompanies his students to wrestling tournaments. He is committed to his career, his students, and their families.

VHW instills discipline, dedication and a sense of pride in its students and emphasizes the importance of academics as well as athletics. Vougar’s hope is that all of his students will excel at the college of their choice whether they continue to wrestle or not.  VHW builds confidence for future success, not only in wrestling, but in all aspects of life.

Vougar’s Honors Wrestling club offers a summer camp .

Vougar, founder of VHW, is a two time freestyle wrestling world champion and Olympic bronze medalist.  He has been a trainer and coach for 13 years and is currently one of the wrestling coaches at Nassau Community College.  He was voted 2012 NJCAA Coach of the Year.

wrestling clubVHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling) club offers a summer camp created to increase student’s wrestling skills. Camp is open to all ages and levels of experience.  At VHW, you will learn the techniques needed to take your abilities to the next level.  Vougar has personally trained numerous County  and State wrestling champions. VHW wrestlers have achieved College All-American, High School All-American, New York State Champion, All-State, County Champion, and All-County. Vougar always brings the most successful and experienced coaches to run his program and assist him for a better result.

VHW Summer wrestling camp focuses on improving skills through hard work, drive, and determination.  Students of all ages and skill levels can attain the discipline and dedication that they need to achieve their goals.  The program helps build the confidence needed to succeed not only in wrestling but, in all aspects of life.

The indoor training facility is located in Syosset and runs in one week sessions throughout the summer.    Each session covers different material.   The sessions run as follows:

8:45 am drop off and prepare for practice

9:00 am to 11:00 am – training

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – lunch

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – motivational speech and wrestling video

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – live wrestling

Pickup is promptly at 3:00 pm

At the end of each weekly session, a celebration barbeque / pool party is held.