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Wrestling for Kids

Gracie Smeaton Grange kids wrestling classes combine the Olympic sports of Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling. Wrestling is split into Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines. In Freestyle Wrestling the competitors have greater freedom; arms, legs and body can be used to take a hold of an opponent, allow them to overpower and gain total control of a opponent. Greco-Roman Wrestling is much stricter, it is forbidden to grasp the opponent below the belt line, to trip an opponent or to use the legs actively to perform any technique.

In our kids wrestling classes, kids will learn various throws, take downs and grappling. Wrestling techniques are sophisticated and generally speaking the winner of any wrestling match is the person who has the better technique, fitness and strength. Kids will develop invaluable analytical and adaptive skills.

Kids Wrestling classes start with a short warm up consisting of exercises that build on wrestling techniques and general stretching. Kids will then learn a number of wrestling techniques and moves. Wrestling is a great way for kids to stay fit while having fun! Wrestling also builds self-control and self-confidence. Wrestling is a sport of individual participation but also functioning within the framework of team concepts.

Wrestling contributes to the kids development of responsible behaviour including respect for themselves and others. A kid involved in wrestling can be expected to display increasing self-confidence and appreciation of their self-worth.

Wrestling is:

  • A fun alternative to more traditional sports
  • Easy to introduce
  • Improves self-awareness, self-confidence, self-control and self-esteem
  • Enjoyed on suitably matted area
  • Physically active
  • Encourages planning of tactics

Wrestling requires total use of the body, it develops this with the following benefits:

  • Improves reaction time and speed
  • Improves fitness
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves strength and leverage
  • Improves physical development
  • Improves balance and co-ordination
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