Wrestling involves 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.
The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive. There are a wide range of styles with a variety of rules.
Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. (Wiki)
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Western Province Wrestling
"Several trophies have also been won at National Championships with the result that the Association was ranked second in SA for at least 2 years. Since 2010 the WPWA has hosted 4 SA Championships with great success and will continue to support the SAWF in ventures to develop and maintain wrestling in South Africa."
~ Herman Lourens, President of the Western Province Wrestling Association
THE HISTORY OF THE WESTERN PROVINCE WRESTLING
He was always an Amateur wrestler, but was considered the equal of most of the professionals of the golden age.He lived in Cape Town until his death in 1959, and was also a great friend of the famous Western Province Coach, Andy Dell, who was awarded, the “Coach of the century Award”, in March 2002.
The first Amateur wrestling tournament was organized by Mr. Fletcher, on 31 st August 1931, at the “ Pier”where the Jan Van Riebeeck-statue is placed today.Permission was granted by the Cape Town City Council.The first Constitution was adopted during the first Annual General meeting held in 1931.
The total assets being attained after the first year was pounds, 2-17-6 pence. Andy Dell, as an outstanding Coach in South Africa, played an outstanding role in the standard of wrestling in the Western Province, South Africa and the Britsh Commonwealth, during the years 1946-1961.
Besides the above, there were other outstanding Western Province champions and runner-ups, like VIC DE MINK (also an outstanding Referee), Gert Van Wyk, J.Saayman, Ralph Truebody, J. Van Haight, James DeGouveia, Wynand Vijoen, Fred Lotter, Dick Fryer, Dirk Zandberg, Willem Burger, Bontie Loubscher, Knippies Joubert, Jack Rubin, Maans De Villiers, Eben Lê Roux, J. Cilliers and Brian Donnoly. READ MORE ABOUT W.P. WRESTLING HERE