Abrazare Freeplay

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Abrazare freeplay is basically a wrestling match. Strikes, locks and throw may all count depending on what is being trained. As a general rule, this requires a fencing jacket (grips destroy t-shirts). We normally do not use mats.


Basic set-up:

Players start out of contact. Win by a lock held for 3 seconds, or a takedown leaving the winner standing, or submission. If the players go to the ground together, the bout may be continued until a clear win, or halted by the president. This may be agreed beforehand, or applied for safety or technical reasons during the bout.

Variations:

With appropriate kit, which depends on the players level of skill and willingness to take contact, allow kicks and hand strikes as scoring actions, or as distractions to set up a lock, takedown or submission.

Start from contact (e.g. collar and elbow)

Timed bouts: rounds of 30 seconds, 3 minutes, etc, can be used to develop fitness, or to bring a stalemated bout to a close.