Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Basic Skills in Free Style Olympic Wrestling

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Learn the basics of freestyle wrestling, an Olympic sport which is practised all over the world and is very popular in universities and colleges especially in the USA. This centuries old discipline pits two opponents of the same weight category against each other. An athlete wins the bout by pinning the shoulder blades of the opponents on the mat. Alternatively points are scored for every hold or throw.

Tutors are experienced wrestlers who will take you through the basic steps of this discipline.

Take the plunge and hit the mat. Experience the thrills of this Olympic sport and who knows before long you may wish to start practising this sport on a regular basis.

This module is being held in conjunction with the Federazzjoni Maltija Lotta.

Learning Objectives:

- Getting to know more about the eldest sport in the Olympic Games.
- Have a better idea of the rules of this sport.
- Training exercises using all body parts.
- Working individually, in partners and as a team though wrestling is an individual sport.
- Improving fitness, using strength through body weight, flexibility through gymnastics and stamina through wrestling.
- Having fun through different games which use wrestling as basics.
- Start slowly getting a grip on the sport by experiencing the pleasure of a basic wrestling bout.
- Nowadays wrestling is the basis for all modern combat sports like cage fighting, MMA and self-defence. You can experience it all without getting hurt.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there is an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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