Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of traditional and modern styles with varying rules. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts, as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

New Zealand Grappling and Wrestling Association National Championships 2013

Again for the second straight year Scot and Jess were the King and Queen of the Mat. Saturday, April 13 at the Edgar Centre Dunedin the NZ Combat Sports School hosted the New Zealand Grappling and Wrestling Association National Championships. There is a selection of photos at the bottom of this article from the nationals. […]

New Zealand grappling and wrestling Association Kings and Queen of the Mat

Kings and Queen of the mat from left Sam Belkin, Jess Todd and Scott Macgregor. The New Zealand grappling and wrestling Association (NZGAWA) in its first year as a governing body has achieved much.  The NZGAWA  consists of every wrestling club in the South Island bar one and grappling clubs with a combined total number […]

New Zealand Grappling and Wrestling Association

The New Zealand Grappling and Wrestling Association in its first season has exceeded all the steering committees expectations by considerable. The history and reasoning behind the development and establishment of the New Zealand Grappling and Wrestling Association is as follows. January 2011, a meeting was conducted in the South Island in consideration of what was […]

South Island Combat sports camp — July 30 to August 1

  Excellent would be an understated description of this training camp. The combat sport school Dunedin had planned this for many months and could not be more pleased with the support and outcome. Admittedly it was a cold winter's night on Friday, July 30 when coaches and participants arrived at the camp sometime after dark. […]