Traditional Wrestling Styles

Traditional wrestling, as developed by United World Wrestling, is practiced on wrestling mats and actions are only allowed in standing position.
Traditional wrestling comes in three variations depending on the use or not of belts:

  • Fixed Belt (continuous grabbing of the belt)
  • Free Belt (free recourse to the belt)
  • No-Belt
 All variations allow the use of the legs, while the fixed belt style also comes in a form, which only allows the use of the upper body.
Belt wrestling was introduced to the programme of the SportAccord World Combat Games in 2010 with 1 male category.