There are some indications that the sport of wrestling is up to 15,000 years old. It is generally regarded as one of the oldest sports known to man. The aim of wrestling is to physically control your opponent in order to force their back to the mat.
It is a highly competitive sport, where you will see the pinnacle of accomplishment at the Olympic Games. But wrestling is so much more than just competition. It is perhaps one of the greatest character and discipline building activities you will ever participate in. It is an excellent way to teach kids perseverance, work ethic, focus and discipline. It is highly regarded for its effects as a cross training tool for athletes in other sports. No other sport will have you as well conditioned and as strong as what wrestling will do. It’s effectiveness as a form of self defense has been proven in professional competitions such as the UFC (the overwhelming majority of UFC champions have wrestling backgrounds).