The Rules of Greco Roman Wrestling – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Greco Roman Wrestling – EXPLAINED!

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Ninh explains, the Rules of Greco-Roman Wrestling.
The object of the game is to wrestle the opponent and win by either pin or by points.
Greco-Roman Wrestling is one the most popular versions of wrestling worldwide and is contested
at the Olympic Games. Wrestling matches are contested between two
people who are of similar weight, on a rubber mat that measures 9m in diameter. Wrestlers
either wear red or blue during a contest. In Greco-Roman Wrestling – you can only
use your torso and upper body to take down your opponent. You cannot use your legs or
attack your opponent’s legs for any reason. This means that there isn’t as much to attack,
and not as much to defend. You must try to get your opponent onto their
back, so that both shoulder blades touch the floor simultaneously.
If you successfully pin your opponent’s shoulder blades to the floor for one second,
the referee will stop the contest and you win automatically. This is known as winning by fall, or winning
by pin. If neither wrestler can pin each other, you
can score points to win the contest instead. There are 5 main ways of scoring.
If you manage to take your opponent down onto the mat with control over them, this is a
takedown and is worth anywhere between 2 and 5 points. The amount of points depends on
the type of takedown – with throws of grand amplitude scoring the maximum 5 points. Whilst in a defensive position, if you manage
to get away from the wrestler or get yourself into the neutral position, this is an escape
and is worth 1 point. Whilst in a defensive position, if you manage
to come from the bottom and take control of your opponent on top, this is a reversal and
scores 1 point. Whilst in an offensive position, if you expose
your opponent’s back to the floor, and are in a dominant position with control, this
is known as exposure, and scores 2 or 3 points depending on the length of time you nearly
pin your opponent. And if you do commit any illegal move, the
referee may award Penalty Points to your opponent. There are numerous ways this can happen.
A match is contested in two periods of 3 minutes each, and in Greco-Roman Wrestling – you MUST
win 2 periods for victory. So if someone doesn’t win by fall, the wrestler
who has won two periods, wins the match. If both wrestlers have won one period, a third
and final period will be played to determine the winner.
This results in the odd occurrence that a wrestler could still win the contest, whilst
being outscored by his opponent. That’s the bare bones of Greco-Roman Wrestling,
but there’s a few other things you’ll need to know before watching or contesting
a match. For example: Caution
If a wrestler commits an illegal move, violates one of the rules, or has no intention of wrestling,
the referee can award a caution and/or penalty points against them.
If a wrestler places one foot outside the circle, the match is stopped, the wrestler
cautioned and one point is awarded to his opponent. This is known as out of bounds. If a wrestler runs away, or refuses to start
or wrestle, this is passivity and results in the wrestler is cautioned and the opponent
will be awarded one point. Par Terre
The referee may order the wrestlers to start in Par Terre position. This can be issued
after a caution. The offending wrestler will be on the bottom on his hands and knees. The
other wrestler grapples from the top. Collectively, this is known as the clinch. In Greco-Roman
Wrestling, the top wrestler has the advantage and when the referee whistles, you commence
wrestling in this position. Period Format
In Greco Roman Wrestling, each period is split up into 1 minute sub periods.
In the first minute, both wrestlers fight in a neutral position.
After a minute – the referee will order both wrestlers to assume the Par Terre position,
with the highest scoring wrestler on the top. Then, after another minute, the roles are
reversed. If scores are the same, a coloured disk dictates
who starts first. Technical Superiority (Technical Fall).
In Greco-Roman Wrestling, if one wrestler accrues an 8 point advantage over their opponent,
the referee will end the contest immediately and that wrestler will win by technical superiority
or technical fall. Win by Injury, Forfeit or Disqualification.
If the wrestler cannot continue during the match, the opponent will be awarded a Win
by Injury. If the wrestler cannot start the contest,
the opponent will be awarded a win by Forfeit. If a wrestler accrues 3 cautions, or is banned
from competing further by the referee, the opponent will Win by Disqualification.
That’s a lot to take in, but once you’ve watched Greco-Roman Wrestling for a while,
the rules will become clear. Check out my videos on the other forms of
wrestling which you can find on my channel. If you have found this video at all helpful,
please be sure to like share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is much appreciated. Follow me on Twitter also, but in the meantime
– enjoy Greco-Roman Wrestling. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

74 thoughts on “The Rules of Greco Roman Wrestling – EXPLAINED!”

  1. 4:50 Freestyle wrestling? I can't find that video. Is it not done yet and put there so we can see what comes next on your channel?

  2. "Get ready for the red cyclone!" Love how you sneak in street fighter themes into your videos plus this matches it well.

  3. Greco Roman Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of Wrestling in the world.
    A lot of people have commented on the fact that certain rules in this video no longer applies.
    I had to cover all my bases, as the new version of the UWA wrestling rulebook (as of April) does have these rules.
    People all seem to think they know the rules, but when I check in the rulebook – it's not the case.
    Please be sure to share the video on Twitter, Reddit or anyway you can – your help is greatly appreciated! 😀

  4. woah woah woah woah freestyle wrestling?since when did you make freestyle wrestling?how did I missed that notifications? i've been waiting for that.

  5. I have heard of this term many times "Greco-Roman wrestling ".
    but honestly only now I know that a sport exists by this name Greco-Roman wrestling . before this I used to think that this term is used as a joke or only as a dialogue in some ads or TV programmes

  6. Wait… Everyone’s asking about freestyle wrestling, but didn’t you already cover that with your collegiate wrestling video?? Just asking!!

  7. this is wrong there is no exposure 3 point in greco also no escape point in greco. also there are pushout points and forced parterre situations are what happens with cautions.

  8. This Video's pretty outdated and partially incorrect. In Greco and Freestyle you cant score off an escape, there is no way you can score three points in one action (you only get two for an exposure), and the period system isin't in effect anymore. Among other inaccuracies

  9. Great Video Nihn!
    I know that you've said in the past that you don't want to do certain sports because of certain reasons, but maybe you could do a mini series where you explain the rules of 3 separate sports in one video that are very similar to each other (like spikeball, 360 ball and wall ball; etc.) I know it would be a large undertaking seen as though you now have 3 channels but it is still something to think about.

  10. I feel sorry for the yanks, since they couldn't make wrestling intresting enough to the people watching, so they had to add all of that fakery and shit and slap on a fancy name like WCW to get people intrested.

  11. (Longboard) Downhill or Skateboard trick contests would make cool videos I think. Sorry if those already exist, i just now binging them.

  12. Great vid as usual! But I believe you have missed some key elements that needs to a appear in a video explaining the rules of Greco Roman Wrestling:
    1) Greco Roman Wrestling is a man exclusive fighting sport in competition. There is currently no women official format competion whatsoever for this sport, even if many freestyle women wrestlers do ask for it.
    2) Like most of the fighting sports, Greco Roman Wrestling divides its competition between weight classes, and each single wrestler can only compete in it's own weight class.
    There is currently 10 weight classes in GR Wrestling:
    -Less then 55 kg
    -less than 60 kg
    -less than 63 kg
    -less than 67 kg
    -less than 72 kg
    -less than 77 kg
    -less than 82 kg
    -less than 87 kg
    -less than 97 kg
    -less than 130 kg
    I don't know if you update your videos or not, but if you do so, you might want to have these infos appear at some point in it…
    Nonetheless, keep up the good work. It's a real pleasure discovering or rediscovering sports with you!

  13. If it’s the first round, and I’m up 8-0 will there still be a second round, or do I automatically win match?

  14. I have Greco state tomorrow in California. I didn’t know anything about Greco thx for teaching me the rules

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