Wrestling Singlet For Baby

Our wrestling singlet is perfect for you child’s 18 inch doll! It fits girl or boy dolls, and is made from spandex so it stretches to give a snug fit. An optional team decal can be added for $1.

Give your 18 inch doll the perfect wrestling singlet. The spandex stretches for a snug fit, and optional team decals can be added. Suitable for boys or girls.

This wrestling singlet is designed to fit 18-inch dolls, such as American Girl and Our Generation dolls. The spandex stretches to hug the figure and provide a snug fit, while the optional team decal adds style.

Our wrestling singlet was designed to fit our 18 inch dolls. It comes in unisex sizing, so the optional team decal can be added on by you to decorate. Our wrestler singlet stretches for a snug fit, and is made of stretchy spandex.

This wrestling singlet is a great way to show your support for your favorite wrestler. The spandex material stretches so it fits dolls from 18 inches. The optional team decal can be added by simply peeling off the backing on the decal and then pressing it onto the garment using a credit card or smooth surface like a cellphone or tablet.

Our baby singlet for 18 inch dolls is perfect for playing “wrestling”! This spandex wrestling suit fits even the tiniest of wrestlers, and comes with an optional team decal. If wrestling isn’t your thing, but you just can’t resist baby clothes, check out our other adorable onesies made for your doll!

How to Wear Wrestling Singlet

What Do You Wear Under a Wrestling Singlet?

What Do You Wear Under a Wrestling Singlet?

By Gianluca Martucci | 5 minutes of reading

When starting with amatuer wrestling, one of the most common questions is what should you wear under a wrestling singlet?

Some of the options to wear under a wrestling singlet are jockstrap or briefs, sometimes even cups. But, keep in mind that if you want to compete at tournaments, there might be some rules regarding what you are allowed to wear under a wrestling singlet.

If you’re interested in amateur wrestling, you’ve probably wondered about what other equipment you’d need. Well, if you have – we have the answer for you. In this article, we’ll be presenting you the main attire you need for amateur wrestling on any level, because the rules are unified for all divisions and categories. Unlike some martial arts and combat sports, amateur wrestling has a unified clothing style that is strictly prescribed and can be altered only in rare and exceptional cases, as we’ll soon see. So, if you want to prepare your wardrobe for a wrestling career, keep reading. 

The Wrestling Singlet

The main, basic piece of wrestling equipment is a wrestling singlet. It is a specialised uniform worn by amateur wrestlers during official matches. It is a one-piece, tight-fitting uniform, usually made of spandex, lycra or nylon (or a combination thereof). 

The design of the singlet is practical. Two-piece uniforms used in most martial arts are not that practical for wrestling, because it is a full-contact martial art where you win by physically submitting your opponent. There is a lot of direct contact and you cannot win unless you grab, push and pull your opponent.

This is the same reason the singlet is tight-fitting. This fact hinders the wrestles from grasping each other’s uniforms, which is likewise an illegal move in amateur wrestling. This also allows the referee’s to clearly see all the moves made by the wrestlers during a match. 

A singlet is worn by both men and women, with a difference in the cut – women’s singlets usually have a higher cut than men’s. 

As for the colours, a singlet is usually in the colour of a fighter’s respective team, while outside school and collegiate wrestling, the singlets are usually red and blue, like in the Olympics. Interestingly enough, singlets have been banned in school and collegiate wrestling until early 1970s, when the NCAA replaced the until-then-used shirtless uniforms with singlets.

Today, a special type of singlet – called a doublet – is more and more common in collegiate wrestling and it covers more of the upper body than the original singlet; the doublet’s upper part looks more like a t-shirt than the original singlet. 

As for the cuts, a singlet has three types of cuts – the high cut, the FILA cut and the low cut. The first one covers most of the upper body and reaches the under-arms on the side; it is usually used by women. The FILA cut is similar to the high cut, but it does not rise up as high as the high cut.

These two cuts are the only acceptable ones at the Olympics and World Championships. Low-cut singlets are the most revealing and reach down to the middle abdomen and the hips. They are the most practical in a match, but are banned in bigger competitions. 

Although not required, singlets are not uncommon in professional wrestling as well. 

Do Wrestlers Wear Cups Under Singlets?

Generally speaking, wearing other clothes above or under a singlet is strictly prohibited. A t-shirt might be permitted, but only under special circumstances, such as certain dermatological conditions, that require extra protection for the skin. Women are allowed to wear a sports bra under their singlets. 

As for underwear, wrestlers have three options – nothing, a jockstrap or regular briefs. A jockstrap was very popular – and even obligatory in junior and scholastic categories – for a while, but that changed over time and they’ve become less and less popular as the years passed; today, junior and scholastic wrestling doesn’t require the use of a jockstrap, but prefers regular briefs over them and absolutely nothing. 

Other Pieces of Wrestling Equipment

Wrestlers are required to wear specialised shoes. Wrestling shoes are similar to boxing shoes (we’ve talked about the difference in a separate article), but are still different and are almost completely different from other sportswear. They are light and flexible, thus allowing for better movement, but they still have strong ankle support, which is essential in wrestling.

If a wrestler has laces on his wrestling shoes, they have to be covered during a match in order to not come undone and interfere with the match itself. 

As for the headgear, its usage is not universally required. It is required in American scholastic and collegiate wrestling, but not in other styles and competitions, where it’s optional.

The main focus of these different types of headgear is the protection of the head from serious injuries, but also to protect the wrestlers from developing cauliflower ear. We’ve already discusses this issue in a separate [article], so be sure to check that one out as well. 

Conclusion

As you can see, the attire for amateur wrestling is pretty specific. The single – in any form or cut – is a necessity, along with specific wrestling shoes. Additional clothes are usually prohibited, while underwear and headgear are mostly optional.

There are some differences depending on the location, style and category, but these are the general rules. Wrestling is specific in this aspect, as the majority of other combat sports and martial arts have – between them – generally similar guidelines, while these present a very specific exception. 

And this covers our analysis of the equipment necessary for amateur wrestling. Hope you enjoyed our text and see you next time!

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Judo vs Wrestling Differences

By Raffaello Sambiagio | 5 minutes of reading

Judo and wrestling are both grappling martial arts, where striking your opponent isn’t allowed. There are many similarities in techniques used and ways to win.

However, they are entirely different sports, and we can see both of them in the Olympics. So, what are the main differences between judo and wrestling?

The main differences between judo and wrestling stem from the attire in which the fighters are battling. Judokas wear a gi, while wrestlers wear a tight one-piece suit. That makes the grip a lot easier in judo because you can grab your opponent’s jacket and control them.

All techniques, grabs, and throws stem from the fact that you have to apply a different grip to control the opponent because of the clothing.

Apart from the technical differences, there are also distinct rules and various ways to win a match.

What Are the Differences Between Judo and Wrestling?

JudoWrestling
EquipmentJapanese gi with a belt around the waistTight one-piece suit
ThrowsScoring pointsFight continues
PinsOne shoulder on the ground to scoreBoth shoulders on the ground to score
HoldsSubmission holdsNo submission holds

1. Equipment (Attire)

As I mentioned before, judokas and wrestlers fight in completely different attires. That might sound unimportant, but all the differences stem from what the fighters are wearing during the fight.

It influences their technique, their attack methods, and the way they control their opponent. Control is the most crucial factor in any grappling martial art, so these two are no different.

Judokas wear a traditional Japanese gi with a belt around their waist. The gi consists of trousers and a jacket, which fighters use to grab and throw their opponent.

Some techniques also allow holding the belt, but you aren’t allowed to grip the trousers. Also, fighters have to be barefoot when in combat.

On the other hand, Wrestlers wear a tight one-piece suit, which makes grabbing your opponent by his clothes is impossible.

Even if you could manage to grip the suit, it would most likely be sanctioned. You need to assert control by controlling the opponent’s arms and upper body instead of grabbing the clothes.

Usually, there’s a lot tighter grappling on the floor in wrestling, making the “cauliflower ear” injury more common. That’s why wrestlers also wear protective headgear to prevent ear injury.

Finally, wrestlers wear boots instead of being barefoot.

As gripping is easier in judo, the techniques focus on quickness and pull’s instead of strength and body weight.

To go over every possible technique in each sport to conclude the differences is unnecessary. I’ll group them into categories to make it easier to understand what differs between the sports.

2. Throws

Both judo and wrestling start on the feet. So, the first category I’ll discuss is the throws. In judo, throws are the primary way to win.

Almost all of them are performed after grabbing the jacket or belt of your opponent. If you manage to land your opponent on the side or the back, you scored, which means the fight is either reset or finished.

In wrestling, that is rarely the case. The fight continues on the mat after you throw your opponent down.

Takedowns are performed by controlling the opponent’s upper body with under-hooks or over-hooks or with leg takedowns. Using leg grabs is forbidden under current judo rules.

A fight can continue after going to the ground in judo, but it happens a lot less frequently than it does in wrestling.

3. Pins

Once the fight goes to the ground, pins are a common way to win in wrestling and judo.

However, there’s a big difference in how to perform a pin.

In wrestling, both opponent’s shoulders have to be on the mat for the pin to count and only for three seconds. 

In judo, you have to hold the opponent down for twenty seconds to end a match, but only one shoulder has to be on the mat at all times. That rarely happens, though, because if a judoka turns on the stomach, the fight is reset back up.

Other than pins, you can apply submission holds to win, too. However, depending on the type of wrestling and the competition’s ruleset, the available techniques can be limited.

4. Holds

When on the ground, wrestling doesn’t allow submission holds, such as chokes, arm-locks, etc. You score the same amount of points for every takedown leading to you being in control on the ground. The only takedown worth more points is the one that leads directly to a pin. 

Judo values every takedown technique differently. Therefore, some methods will get you a win after performing them only once, while other techniques will require repetition.

As the fight goes to the ground in wrestling, you’re grappling to obtain control, not to choke the opponent or perform any other submission. The goal is to score more points or to pin the opponent.

Wrestlers tend to look to take the fight to the ground quickly because you can also score points by pushing the opponent out of the fighting area.

In judo, on the other hand, submission holds are very usual. If a fight doesn’t end with the takedown, judokas can perform holds to make the opponent submit.

If that does happen, they automatically win the match. Arm-locks are the most commonly seen techniques for submission holds in judo, but chokes are often used as well.

You can even use your opponent’s gi to perform choke-holds on an opponent. That’s why judokas often turn to the stomach quickly and avoid losing the match on the mat.

That’s something you’ll never see in wrestling. To give your back to the opponent means you’re letting them win.

To conclude, there are many similarities in techniques and ways to obtain victory between judo and wrestling. But, there are even more differences setting them apart.

While judo focuses on agility and quickness, wrestling takes a lot more energy and strength to endure. 

There is also a lot more grappling and grinding, whereas, in judo, the fights are reset back on the feet a lot more often.

Ultimately, when choosing which one to start practicing, determine what your preferences are.

If you want speed and agility, go with judo.

But, if you want to bulk up and gain strength, there’s no better martial art to do so than wrestling.

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Martial Arts Belts: Everything You Need to Know

By Way of Martial Arts | 10 minutes of reading

martial arts belts

By Way of Martial Arts

Martial arts belts are used to represent the ranking and progress of students in martial art.

It was a system put in place to reward the best students and show their progress until they get to the highest rank after attaining a certain level of expertise.

Martial arts belts consist of 9 belt colors: white belt, yellow belt, orange belt, green belt, blue belt, purple belt, black belt, and red belt. The number and order of martial art belts can vary depending on specific martial arts.

In this article, I will tell you everything about martial arts belts colors, what are the highest ranked martial arts belts (and is there a belt above black?), the history of belts in martial arts, and much more about martial arts belts.

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Which Martial Arts Use Belt Ranking System?

The most popular martial arts that use the belt ranking system are karate, taekwondo, judo, Aikido, BJJ, capoeira, Krav Maga, savate, Kung Fu, and Wing Chun. Sometimes, martial art instructors use the belt system to award their students in other martial arts, like Muay Thai or Western Kickboxing, but historically, the belt system is not used in those arts.

Martial Arts Belts Colors in Order

If you are a martial art student, your rank will be denoted by the color of the belt tied around your waist with your uniform.

In almost all types of martial arts, the first belt is the white belt and you will have to progress from there until you reach the peak, i.e., the highest stage which has been described as the black belt.

However, getting to reach the black belt takes dedication and several years. Before you get to that stage, you will move from one color to another and each belt color has its special meaning and it also signifies a level of experience and progress.

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