Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The best style for Pankration and mma is......Freestyle Wrestling!

Wrestling is statistically the dominant style in the world of free fighting. About 60% of the ufc champions in the history have a mixed Freestyle-folkstyle background. The major number of Pride fc champions have the same base. With a total of 15 fighting styles...

Stand up fighting

Freestyle wrestling really teaches the fundamentals of the sport. The Freestyle Wrestling high amplitude throws forces a slightly more upright posture than seen in American Folk Wrestling that fits mixed martial arts clinch grappling very well, but without the restrictions of Greco-Roman wrestling (the highest posture in the grappling based combat sports) and other jacket grappling styles like sambo or judo. Unlike its folkstyle (collegiate, high school) wrestling counterpart, Freestyle encourages explosive takedowns and throws ...continue reading

Friday, May 11, 2012

Judo vs. Wrestling

The 1914 match between American catch wrestler Ad Santel and 5th-degree judo black belt Tokugoro Ito was an early gi vs. no-gi showdown.
A notable match in 1914 was between two prime representatives of their respective crafts: the American catch wrestler Ad Santel was the World Light Heavyweight Champion in catch wrestling, while Tokugoro Ito, a 5th degree black belt in Judo, claimed to be the World Judo Champion. Santel defeated Ito and proclaimed himself World Judo Champion.
Catch wrestlers like Frank Gotch and Martin "Farmer" Burns weren't wearing gis while they were submitting opponents in the late 1800s. And they weren't the first ...continue reading

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Freestyle vs. Folkstyle Wrestling : Two Different Beasts in Two Totally Worlds

Wrestling is a form of combat discipline involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems and can be used as a self-defence technique ...continue reading