Analysis of the technical behavior of the marajoara wrestling


  • Ítalo Sérgio Lopes Campos Universidade Federal do Pará – Belém
  • Amauri Gouveia Júnior Universidade Federal do Pará – Belém
  • Marcelo Moreira Antunes Universidade Federal Fluminense – Niterói
  • Monica da Silveira Torres Universidade do Grande Rio – Duque de Caxias



Marajoara wrestling, Combat sports, Physical education, Performance


Marajoara Wrestling (MW) is a combat sport that has been not sufficiently investigated. Characterised as a grappling fight, MW demands peculiarities that are still not well known, such as the relationship between physical constitution and the use of competitive techniques. The present study aimed to analyse the technical-tactical performance of the MW in terms of techniques used and combat configuration. This was a cross-sectional observational study from a sample of three male athletes aged between 23 and 33 years. Athletes were filmed in a natural environment during simulated MW combat in order to raise some technical elements of the MW, such as: defensive attitudes, attack technique, takedown and ground fighting. The results allowed the following conclusions: there is no technical-tactical standard in MW, but a combination of elements involving technical-tactical collection, practice time and anthropometric indicators; temporal and functional elements are configured from one's place of practice; the halter is the most frequent technique, being widely used when combined with other techniques; the defensive work is very similar among athletes, the same does not happen in relation to the ground fight, where differences were observed in the fight configuration. This study is expected to be useful in proposing training programs aimed at the technical-tactical performance of the MW.



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