Introduction to Wrestling


Wrestling in school is…

  • Easy to introduce

  • A fun and exciting alternative to more traditional games

  • Two wrestle in short bouts, but everyone gets involved

  • Inclusive

  • Single sex or mixed

  • Initial experience in schools can use PE Kit

  • Played on suitably matted area

  • Physically active

  • Improves self-awareness

  • Encourages planning of tactics

Few sports require total use of the body. Wrestling develops this with all the following benefits:

  • Improves physical development

  • Improves flexibility

  • Improves strength and leverage

  • Improves balance and co-ordination

  • Improves reaction time and speed

  • Gives the opportunity to understand diet and exercise

  • Gives the opportunity to seriously improve fitness levels

  • Gives the opportunity to achieve very low body fat, as fitness is achieved