Olympic Wrestling and its basics

Wrestling is a form of grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and take downs, joint locks, pins and other holds. Wrestling is one of the events that have been included in the schedule of the modern Summer Games since 1896, Athens. Since then, Summer Games wrestling has been included in every Summer Olympic Games except the 1900 Summer Games and has made a permanent place in the Olympics program.

Olympic Wrestling Styles

There are two different type of wrestling included in Olympic program are freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. These two styles are very much similar but have different rules and regulation.

Greco-Roman Wrestling:-

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In Greco-Roman Wrestling, a wrestler may not attack his opponent’s legs, nor use his own legs to trip, lift or execute other moves. The wrestler must wrestle from standing without the top of his head against his opponent’s chest. This is called passivity, and will result in a call of “CONTACT” by the official. The official will say “contact red” or “contact blue” before actually indicating passivity by holding an open palm hand in the air with the offenders color indicated. There is also a slight relaxation in not requiring a high arch by the attacker when a gut wrench is initiated on the mat, plus some modifications on hand attack when escaping.

Freestyle Wrestling:-

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In freestyle Wrestling, both the arms and legs may be used to execute holds or to defend against attack. If legs are used as part of the attack by an aggressor, no points are scored and the wrestlers are returned to standing. Only one official needs to see the leg usage for the move to be nullified. If legs are used to prevent a move, the attacker receives whatever points are gained, a caution point or points, and choice of position. If a throw from standing is blocked, the attacker receives 2 points plus the position choice. If a move on the mat is prevented, the attacker receives 1 point plus choice. In either case, the offender receives a single caution.

There is many clubs which provide you training for both these techniques and one of the best that I’ve know is VHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling). VHW Club offers a summer wrestling camp created to increase student’s wrestling skills.

Vhw club is not only the best ny wrestling club but also its is one the best in the world

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Wrestling at its best

Strong is good and happy. Who doesn’t want to be a strong? Perhaps everyone wants to be and for it one has to do some physical exercises or choose a good combat sport which makes you strong by practicing it and also teaches you some fighting skill and moves.

If you are thinking that which sport you should choose for both becoming strong and as well as also teaches you about combating then I think wrestling is best one that one can opt for.

Wrestling is one of the best combat sports today that is being practice by many professional and freshers around the world. There is a governing body of this sport that governs it all around the world with specific standards for playing it. There can be amateur and professional wrestling and many other different types of it. From them, one type is free style wrestling.

Freestyle wrestling is a type of amateur wrestling that is contested in the Olympic Games. In this type of wrestling one has to throw and pin opponent to the mat and one who does this, wins. Freestyle wrestling is a type of complete stand up wrestling which is a combination of judo, sambo techniques and wrestling. It is one of the four forms of free style amateur competitive wrestling which is practiced internationally.

If you want to train under a professional then there is two time wrestling world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Vougar Oroudjov who can train you for free style wrestling.

You must be thinking that how you can learn this sport and must be very eager to learn it because you also want to be strong and powerful like wrestlers. Then there are many professional who teach this sport and you can get training under them and there are also summer wrestling camp which are arranged for learning this sport. It can be in colleges and schools and near your town. Training at summer camps can be a good beneficial where you can learn with others same like your age and older than you. It can be really beneficial where you can see learning it and also learn yourself. It is the combat sport of right techniques and of deep knowledge where it can take months and years to master it by practicing regularly. If someone wants to take it as career option then training at summer camp is the best option one can do where the guidance of professionals are always ready to help you in techniques and methods.

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.