Six Types of Wrestling around The World (part 2)


Judo, referred as soft sport, is an oriental style of wrestling. Judo concentrates on throwing your opponent off his feet as well as into a position of back control or submission. The major advantage in learning Judo is that it helps the wrestler learn and practice the way how to control their falls. Moreover, it helps the wrestler to be able to master both trips and footwork and teaches how to avoid being triped or thrown, too.


Sombo is a style of wrestling that was developed in Russia. Sombo combines the stronger aspects of Freestyle, Judo, and Greco-Roman. In this type of wrestling, competitors wear a jacket and standard wrestling singlet or shorts, including shoes in competition. Like Judo, Sombo concentrates on taking your opponent off his feet as well as into a position of submission. Unlike Judo and all other styles, in Sombo, back points can be scored only once, and there are no pins.

The top advantage to learning Sombo is that it teaches wrestlers how to get out of holds. The Sombo wrestler is always given not only the throwing and fighting techniques used in traditional wrestling and judo, but they also continue to be incorporated into the wrestling grip. Learning the proper way to get out of grips, stand up, fight with your hands, and walk before you get used to working very well when you are competing with other styles.

Professional wrestling

The last type of wrestling mentioned here is professional wrestling. This form of wrestling is known as catch-as-catch-can, and is dangerous and is a natural sport. While traditional wrestling is a masterpiece in some parts of the world, it is not as glamorous or dangerous as the one seen on television. In all traditional styles, wrestlers compete in terms of age and weight, so each guy has an equal chance regardless of size. Sports wrestling is safe where football (according to insurance companies), and academic wrestling is currently ranked as the third most popular sport for high school boys in the U.S.