Hi guys, The Olympics are right around the corner and wrestling competition is about to get started within the 2 styles of wrestling at the Olympics - Freestyle and Greco Roman. Most people are aware of Freestyle, especially in the US but many are not aware of the specifics and history of Greco Roman wrestling. There are many differences but the main one if the absence of any type of grip or contact below the waist of the opponent. This creates a truly challenging wrestling style that has a great crossover into MMA and self defense (due to the more upright stance, hand fighting and clinch work). The most obvious is the stance as being more upright, it naturally combines with a typical striking stance. Another benefit if Greco for MMA and Self defense is that it develops a lot of emphasis on pushing the opponent and controlling the body. Here is an article I recently wrote on Greco Roman Wrestling, it is a bit long but covers a huge amount of the wrestling style, hope you guys like this and let me know what you think: The Ultimate Guide to Greco Roman Wrestling - Grapplezilla Enjoy and looking forward to your thoughts.