There is only One Aim of
Wrestling: To Win
Hand neck, scythe, headlock, arm press, hold.
In greased wrestling, the tricks may divide into two forms as afoot and on
the ground, main tricks afoot are these:
A) TRICKS AFOOT
1- Attack Tricks
Hand neck, scythe, fathoming, single cross, double cross, back cross,
single and double dives, goose wing, inner trotter outer pole, foot hold,
armpit, single elbow fathoming, double elbow grab, hip diving, foot violin
bow, carrying the opponent.
2- Defence Tricks
Leg missing in inner and outer scythe, nose push in double cross, side
head, headlock, knee in headlock, release in single dive, press in diving,
goose wing release, elusion of goose wing, entering armpit, mutual trotter
pulley, grabbing double trotter in double cross, release from back cross,
release from trotter pulley and resisting in mutual lifting.
B) TRICKS ON THE GROUND
1- Attack Tricks on the Ground
Embracing, single embracing, shepherd knot in embracing, inner pole, outer
pole, throat in outer pole, trotter pulley, reverse dipper, arm alignment
in embracing, base hold, knee hold, orient hold, reverse embracing, inner
pole reverse trotter.
2- Defence Tricks on the Ground
Corrupting embracing, side bone in embracing, spin in embracing, full
trotter pulley in embracing, hold by keeping the ankle of the opponent in
embracing hold, strangling while turning from embracing, the counterpart
of arm press on the ground, full standing in embracing and hold, release
from reverse dipper, grab ankle in orient hold, arm press by grabbing
ankle in orient, sayvant to the back in violin bow, standing by picking in
Definitions of the Tricks
It is a movement by pushing to the side by keeping from the opponent’s
neck with right or left hand in order to unbalance the opponent while
It is done separately or jointly with hand neck. It is a movement by inner
striking right or left leg with foot in order to unbalance and fell the
Again with the same purpose, it is a movement by outer tripping to the
It is a movement by clasping the fingers on the back or waist of the
opponent by wrapping the arms under the opponent’s armpit in order to
unbalance and fell him.
It is a movement by wrapping the arms under the opponent’s armpit and
clasping them on the belly in order to fell towards front and control the
It is a movement by grabbing from knees or trotters in order to fell the
opponent. Dive to grab single trotter is called single dive and dive to
grab double trotter is called double dive. After grabbing the trotter, the
opponent is pulled immediately and while doing this, the opponent is
felled with the help of the shoulders.
It is a movement like chest cross. But the difference is that the
opponent’s head is under the armpit or on the belly. It is divided into
two forms as single or double goose wing.
It is a movement by grabbing the opponent from his belt pulley provided
that the thumb is outside. Pulley by grabbing inside of the body is called
inner pulley and pulley by grabbing back is called outer pulley.
It is a movement by holding the opponent by putting the arm as fist into
the wrestler’s tights in pulley movement. It is divided into two as inner
and outer. Both pulley and pole tricks are performed afoot and on the
It is a movement by putting the hand from back between the opponent’s
It is a movement by putting the hand from front (crotch) between the
opponent’s legs. In this position, arm should be used as a lever and the
opponent should be turned on the ground. With the same hand, the
opponent’s back can be turned by holding him from the belt pulley and
lifting him up to belly.
The wrestler on the ground makes the opponent fall flat on his face by
putting his leg between the legs of the opponent who bends on the wrestler
and by lifting his foot and bottom.
It is a movement by basing the hands on the ground in the presence of a
hard trick of the opponent. One-handed is called single buttress and
two-handed is called double buttress.
It is locking the hands on chest or belly from the back of the opponent.
At that time, feet should be separated and remain behind tightly.
Playing violin bow
It is moving the locked hands with the back of the fist by forcing on the
opponent’s belly to the right or left.
It is grabbing the foot of the opponent who grabs the trotter or leg by
diving. His right or left arm stuck between our right or left arm and leg.
By sitting on his hip on that side, the wrestler pulls the opponent’s leg
strongly and lifts to the side.
While the above wrestler tries to hold, the below wrestler pulls the
opponent’s shoulder or chin by twisting his hand.
While the below wrestler turns, the other wrestler holds him from his
throat, chin or forehead and forces him on his back.
Dragging on the ground
The wrestler holds the opponent’s foot or ankle or holds his foot with one
hand and outer pulley with the other hand and makes him flat on the
ground. It is also called ploughing.
It is embracing the opponent’s one or two feet tightly with two hands on
Obstacle with foot
It is locking one foot of the opponent between two legs.
It is to lock the hands one front and one back by putting them between the
opponent’s legs. There are many versions of it:
a) Base hold: It is done after embracing. One
hand is locked in front of the crotch or with the other hand between the
legs. And by releasing, he forces the opponent’s back and turns him to
b) Foot hold: It is to turn the opponent on
his back that is on the ground by grabbing him between the legs without
c) Orient hold: It is to turn the opponent by
putting one hand between his legs and forcing the other hand on his neck
or grabbing from his outer belt pulley.
d) Waist hold:
1) It is done on the ground or afoot. While sitting, after locking the
hands on the opponent’s belly from his back, the wrestler forces him to
the ground and turns his backward by lifting the opponent’s below waist.
2) When afoot, after grabbing the opponent’s waist, his backward
by lifting to the belly.
In order to get rid of the opponent who grabs the trotter, one hand is put
under the armpit of the opponent, the head of him is pressed under the
armpit, and two hands are locked at neck level. If the opponent is pressed
under the right arm it is called right headlock, if the opponent is
pressed under the left arm it is called left headlock. As a rule, after
the opponent releases the trotters, headlock must be released.
It is to lock one hand with the other hand by crossing it between the
It is done both on the ground and afoot. When behind the opponent, arms
are crossed under his armpits and tied on the neck. This is divided into
two as single or double wolf trap.
When crossing, the opponent draws back, hangs his right or left arm to the
other’s arm, unbalances him and defeats the opponent with his foot
C) COMBINED TRICKS
It is a trick which is performed on the ground or afoot with one hand on
the opponent’s pulley and the other hand on his trotter in order to defeat
It is a trick which is performed on the ground or afoot with one hand on
the opponent’s trotter and the other hand doing inner pole in order to
defeat him. If you hit the pole from outside it is called outer trotter
The fingers of both hands grip each other by being twisted inside. In this
movement, the thumb stays firmly between the middle fingers and fourth
fingers of the other hand. The fingers must not be opened and not put
between each other because it causes disability in wrestling.
The foot is pushed and wrapped around the inner side of the opponent’s
foot in order to have the opponent in the hip and pass to a defeating
trick. Passing to embracing is seen. The other style of embracing is
reverse embracing. Reverse embracing is done on the ground; the foot is
wrapped around the inner side of the opposing foot of the opponent.
If the embracing is hit from the hip, it is called Algerian embracing.
Also, if the embracing is performed with one foot it is called single
embracing, if it is performed with two feet it is called double embracing.
D) BANNED TRICKS
Some tricks in wrestling are banned for the health of the opponent and for
the rules. The wrestlers performing banned trick are warned before. If he
goes on his tricks, he is disqualified immediately.
The banned tricks in greased wrestling are these:
1- To wait over the opponent by double
2- Pressure on the backbone in pulley. To
force the waist with the elbow.
3- To twist the foot reversing from the
4- To perform the shank bursting trick.
5- To put finger in the eye, ear and nose of
6- To do violin bow, to scratch, to bite, to
squeeze the testicles, to butt, to strike or to kick.
7- To twist the arm of the opponent
8- To try to choke the opponent by headlock
9- To push the opponent on purpose out of the
field or over the audience and over the other wrestlers on the field.
10- When the wrestler is below, to wait by
hitting pole from back.
While the banned tricks are performed, the referee first warns, unless the
wrestling is not spoilt the wrestler performing banned tricks is
disqualified from the contests.
E) PENALTIES IN GREASED WRESTLING
1- The wrestler becoming abusive with word or
action towards the referees, the audience and the opponent is discharged
from the contests for a certain time. This time can be one year or a
2- The wrestlers talking or quarrelling with
their opponents during wrestling may not be accepted to Kirkpinar.
3- The wrestlers not wrestling seriously or
the wrestlers who are stated to be wrestling by agreement are banned from