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
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 violin bow.
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 standing.
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 opponent.
Again with the same purpose, it is a movement by outer
tripping to the opponent’s foot.
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 opponent.
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
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 ground.
It is a movement by putting the hand from back between the
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
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
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
While the below wrestler turns, the other wrestler holds
him from his throat, chin or forehead and forces him on
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
It is embracing the opponent’s one or two feet tightly
with two hands on the ground.
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
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 himself.
b) Foot hold: It is to turn the opponent on his
back that is on the ground by grabbing him between the
legs without kneeling.
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:
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 is turned 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 opponent’s legs.
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
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 forward.
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 him.
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 inner pole.
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.
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
The banned tricks in greased wrestling are these:
1- To wait over the opponent by double embracing.
2- Pressure on the backbone in pulley. To force the
waist with the elbow.
3- To twist the foot reversing from the knee-cap.
4- To perform the shank bursting trick.
5- To put finger in the eye, ear and nose of the
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 reversing.
8- To try to choke the opponent by headlock without
9- To push the opponent on purpose out of the field
or over the audience and over the other wrestlers on the
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 lifetime period.
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 Kirkpinar contests