Wrestling a grappling art that focuses on how to takedown and control an opponent. It is a useful component of any martial artists arsenal, because it allows the practitioner to dictate where a fight will, or won't, take place.In a self defense situation, wrestling skills might be the tools that allow you to remain standing as your attacker attempts to hold or tackle you, allowing you to escape to safety. Likewise, it might allow YOU to takedown and quickly dispatch your attacker. In modern MMA competition, wrestlers have proven to be a dominant force in every weight class, with many holding world titles.

Wrestling is also one of the most physically challenging sports, which has an incredible effect on the physiques of practitioners, which is quite evident if you observe a wrestler.