Wrestling is a martial art. A wrestling match consists of physical engagement between two people usually men or sometimes women, but more often in mud, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over, or control of, the opponent. Physical techniques used, include clinching, holding, locking, application of leverage and takedowns. Wrestling has been around since at least ancient China and is known to have occurred in ancient Egypt and Greece Today there are a wide range of styles with varying rules.
Particular wrestling styles, have particular rules. Also, one can distinguish between traditional and non-traditional styles of wrestling, and wrestling techniques found in military hand-to-hand combat and self-defence systems.