How does wrestling compare to judo

Judo vs. Greco-Roman Wrestling

Judo and Greco-Roman wrestling are similar in that both are martial arts and use grappling instead of hitting. After that, the differences between the sports are greater than the similarities. While some athletes enjoy switching from one to the other, everything from the story to the training methods to scoring works differently.

The history of sport

Both judo and Greco-Roman wrestling are modern sports, but based on ancient techniques. Judo is derived from Jiu-Jitsu, a selection of throwing and locking movements that a samurai would use in battle. Jigoro Kano organized these techniques into curriculum and sports in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Greco-Roman wrestling, also organized in the 20th century, was developed to come close to the images of wrestlers in ancient Greek and Roman art. Both are still active sports that will be practiced internationally and at the Olympic Games from 2011.

The difference between the cases

You can get a "fall" in both Greco-Roman wrestling and judo and immediately end the game and win. In judo this case is called "Ippon". To score an ippon, you need to throw an opponent on the floor so that they are flat on their back, hold them on their back for 25 seconds, or force submission with a choke or arm lock. In wrestling, only one pin leads to a fall. A pin keeps an opponent on their back for three seconds.

Score points

In wrestling, competitors receive one or two points in order to achieve specifically defined positions relative to their opponents. There is no limit to the total number of points, although the competition ends if a wrestler places a margin of 15 or more points. The judo competition allows partial points for a referee's subjective assessment of how close a participant has come to the "ippon". Partial points can accumulate as in wrestling.

Competition uniforms

Competitive judo is played with quilted martial arts. Players can wear either white or blue uniforms, and some tournaments require contestants to bring one at a time, so competitors of different colors appear in each game. Wrestlers compete in singlets, stretchy garments that look like an old-fashioned swimsuit. The color choices are unlimited, although most competitors wear a singlet with their team's colors and logo.