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The techniques coached in these sessions are mainly Olympic Freestyle techniques with some influences from Sambo and other lesser known regional styles.
Olympic Freestyle Wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling popular throughout the world and features as an Olympic sport along with its close cousin Greco-Roman Wrestling. The sport was introduced into the ancient Olympics in 708 BC, shortly after the Games recorded history began and along with athletics is recognised as the world’s oldest competitive sport. Indeed cave drawings and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs of wrestlers have been found dating as far back as 3000 BC.
Over the centuries wrestling has evolved into its modern form involving competitors throwing their opponents to the mat in order to then control them in a pin to secure victory. This oldest of martial arts has real relevance in the modern MMA context. If your take-down game needs work then this class is definitely for you, we will take your ability to drop an opponent to the canvas to another level as well as compliment and build upon your ground work skill that your Jui-Jitsu training has already afforded you.