Greco Roman Wrestling with the head coach of the Romanian Cadet National Team

This two hour class will be coached by Nicolae Catana. Coach Nick was the head coach for the Romanian Cadet National Greco Wrestling Team. Nick also is the head Greco coach at the prestigious NYAC. NYAC wrestlers have been consistent winners of Olympic and national (team and individual) titles.

Greco-Roman wrestling is a combat sport which confronts two competitors who try to gain control over their opponent through the use of throws, locks, and clinching techniques. The holds can only be executed by means of the upper body, with the ultimate goal of pinning the opponent’s shoulders to the mat. If a wrestler manages to do so, victory by “fall” is proclaimed, otherwise, the match pursues until the end of the regular time and the winner is decided according to the technical points scored. Shoulder throws, arm drags, duck unders, gut wreches, hip throws and suplexes are common techniques in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Many have proclaimed that Greco Roman Wrestling is the best base for mixed martial arts. Whether that is true or not, the fact remains that an exceedingly large number of champions and top competitors of MMA come from a Greco Roman background such as Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Chael Sonnen and the list goes on and on.

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