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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:


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 lifting.


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

Hand neck
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.

Inner scythe
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.

Outer scythe
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.

Back cross
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.

Goose wing
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 goose wing.

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 opponent’s legs.

Reverse dipper
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.

Throwing sword
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 and bottom.

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 buttress.

Violin bow
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.

Arm press

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.

Fox tail
While the above wrestler tries to hold, the below wrestler pulls the opponent’s shoulder or chin by twisting his hand.

Dog tail
While the below wrestler turns, the other wrestler holds him from his throat, chin or forehead and forces him on his back.

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 ploughing.

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 of it:

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:

1) It 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.

Arm press
It is to lock one hand with the other hand by crossing it between the opponent’s legs.

Wolf trap
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 wolf trap.

Side head
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.



Trotter pulley
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.

Trotter pole
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.

Clasping hands
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.

Algerian embracing
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 disqualified immediately.

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 opponent.
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 reason.
9- To push the opponent on purpose out of the field or over the audience and over the other wrestlers on the field.
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.


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

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