Frequently Asked Questions
Successful wrestlers have learned that effort and attitude really do drive accomplishment more than natural talent, ability, luck or circumstance. Wrestlers have to develop strong work ethic, resilience and sense of responsibility for their own destiny in developing a lasting inner-strength and quiet confidence. It is about setting goals, self-discipline, and delayed gratification. It also teaches one how to be an individual athlete and be part of team at the same time.
- Learning through experience can take time but this can be a positive impact in developing life-long skills such as;
- Self Reliance
- Self Discipline
- Self Confidence & Esteem
- Respect for others
- Responsibility & Accountability
- Work Ethic
- Competitive Spirit
- Goal Oriented
- Drive/Determination & Mental Toughness
- Camaraderie & Sportsmanship
I see on TV wrestlers getting tossed! Is wrestling dangerous?
Wresting is an actual sport (Olympic sport). Professional wrestling is an entertainment show designed for shock and theatrical value. Safety is the primary concern in the sport of wrestling. Mats are designed and used for wrestling. Safety gears such as head protection, knee pads, and regulation shoes are used. Wrestling is a sport of control (not violence) to achieve a tangible, measurable outcome.
Will my child become aggressive or cocky?
Wrestling can spark the competitive drive, and while intense on the mat, many successful wrestlers are respectful though confident and humble off-the-mat. Respect, compassion, and sportsmanship is apparent even at the highest levels of competition, as evident at end of matches. In essence, wrestling is unique in that it can be aggressive without being violent as the objective is NOT to destroy or harm one’s opponent, but to out-maneuver and gain control.
What happens when my child face someone bigger, older, or more experienced?
Sooner or later, each wrestler gets beat. Nobody likes losing but the wrestling mentality is to turn a lost into a new challenge. It is the ability to overcome adversity on and off the mat that really makes the wrestler.
How does Wrestling compare with Team sport such as soccer, baseball & basketball?
Wrestling differs in that during competition, each athlete must rely on their own individual abilities. You have to meet adversity head-on and summon your own will in order to prevail. Each wrestler on a team has the exact point scoring potential and responsibility, so there is less likely superstars carrying a team by scoring majority of points.
Perception versus Reality
|Wrestling attracts simple-minded brute-force athletes||Wrestling requires complex techniques and is mentally challenging. Match strategy and public poise is important in live competition|
|Wrestling is purely a strength vs strength contest||Technique, balance, speed, confidence and psyche are just as important as strength in wrestling|
|Wrestling has little or no entertainment, societal or cultural value||Wrestling is the oldest form of organized sport. It builds character that contributes to one’s ability to become a responsible member of society. Wrestling does not favour race, culture, size or stature|
|Wrestling has a high incidence of injury, excessive weight loess, cauliflower ear and ring worm||Wrestling is not risk-free but this level of concern is typically fear of the unknown. Nutrition, hygiene and rules contribute to the importance of safety in wrestling|
|Is Wrestling only for males?||Female wrestling has been contested officially at the Olympics since 2012 and continues to be the fastest rising style of wrestling in the world|