Originally Posted by Beatts35
wrestling is a form of combat, but is not a martial art. Martial Arts are more than just a "way of fighting" but carry with them phylosiphies of the way one's internal and external relationships with the world should be. wrestling is an ancient form of sport, which has depeloped into a letter wearing, low respect, jock sport.
The philosophy of which styles, and how effective are those styles in a competitive enviroment. And then look at the actual history of wrestling. It is a commonly practised sport, and some people who wrestle are stupid.
But I do need to point out the amount of morons who take a Gung Fu class once a week for 6 months and then walk around w/ a blackbelt they earned
. About 6 months ago I saw a kid in a wheelchair coming out of a Dojo with a Gi and BLACKBELT. Now I dont mean to make fun of kids in wheelchairs, but I dont think he could get that highkick down to well(actually he could grab his foot and throw it at the opponent
) By the way which classic form do you study?