We all know as to how popular this game of wrestling is! And the fact is that it has been into existence since so many years. Frescoes, statuary and other works of antiquity from places like Greek, Babylon, Egypt, Sumaria, and India state that these places are geared up with plenty of wrestling holds, stances and manoeuvres. I would like to tell you some of the very simple steps as to how you can learn wrestling in the most safe and apt manner. So tackle these steps to get a basic knowledge on wrestling:


The first step is that you must know the names of the basic types of amateur wrestling. Here I am talking about all those wrestling names that you mainly see at high school and college matches and in the Olympics. The fact is that as far as the Greco-Roman wrestling is concerned, the opponents are only allowed to use their arms and upper bodies, and in some cases, they are also limited to holds above the waist. As far as the freestyle wrestling is concerned, the opponents can use arms and legs, and can apply holds both above and below the waist.


The next step is that a wrestler must very well identify the basic action. Without the knowledge of basic action how will you proceed further? A wrestling match normally consists of three rounds; in the Olympics, they're 2 minutes each, with 30-second rest periods in between. That is why it is a must to know all the basic actions as well as rules.


Learn your way around the ring. Try to maintain balance!


In amateur wrestling, when we talk about the legal moves then they are normally grouped into holds or locks and throws. All these moves can be used offensively or defensively.


You must have a fine knowledge as to who are the officials and what are their roles. Amateur wrestling matches are decided by three officials: the referee, the judge and the mat chairman. Ofcourse they are responsible for giving the points and judging the moves.