USA GRAPPLING ROUNDUP Numerous Grappling videos appear on the internet

By UL | March 03, 2009, 6:27 p.m. (ET)
The sport of Grappling is growing in the United States and around the world, as evidenced by an increased presence on the internet. Those who are interested in learning more about the sport, and those who already have a passion for Grappling, can find a wealth of videos of the sport.

We post a few of these items, and invite you to search out for more as you spend time on the internet.

The World Grappling Committee has posted video highlights from the 2008 Grappling World Championships held in Lucerne, Switzerland in December. Included are videos of matches in the No-Gi and Gi divisions of the competition. The United States won the team title in both styles at the World Championships

Since the World Championships, the World Grappling Committee has been working on rule modifications. Recently, the Italian Grappling Federation has tested some of these proposed changes. The final rules changes will be decided at the end of February when the World Grappling Committee meets in Corsier, Switzerland. Some of the main changes will likely include points for a takedown and sweep and a re-working of the overtime period.

Rules Test 1 - 62 KG Match - Hakim vs. Mathias

Rules Test 2 - Absolute Match - Mathias vs. Mickael

California USA Wrestling continues to lead the way in developing Grappling as an amateur sport. Recently, Grappling expert Chris Carlino led a seminar on Grappling for coaches and referees in Lemoore, Calif. Carlino was the Head Referee at the 2007 and 2008 Grappling World Championships. He is a former Cal-State Fullerton wrestler and coach

Carlino was assisted in the clinic by 2008 Grappling World Team member Brian Peterson. Peterson won two medals at the 2008 Grappling World Championships held in Lucerne, Switzerland, as he placed third in No-Gi Grappling and second in Gi Grappling. In this video, which is posted in two parts, Chris and Brian go over the Grappling basics including rules, common position and basic techniques.

USA Wrestling has posted Grappling videos on the USA Wrestling's Youtube Channel, including matches from the 2007 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this event, some of the nation's best grapplers competed for the chance to represent the USA in the first Grappling World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. USA Wrestling will continue to post Grappling matches and information on its website in the future.

63 KG Women's Final - Tara LaRosa vs. Ginele Marquez-Lee

70 KG Match - Scott Bieri vs. Alberto Crane