Mixed wrestling, or inter-gender wrestling, is a style of professional wrestling match that compete a woman against a man. This term can also be used for team matches that have both women and men on each team. There is a large difference between mixed tag team matches and inter-gender tag team matches, but they are often confused to be the same. For mixed matches, there is a governing rule that restricts female and male competitors from attacking each other. If there has been a tag, the opposing team must immediately switch wrestlers, who will need to be the same gender as the opposite team’s wrestler. This kind of match is presently very popular and is competed all over the world. Inter-gender tag teams are allowed to pin and wrestle each other, regardless of male or female.
A mixed wrestling session is an agreement between a woman and man in private. Females who participate in mixed wrestling usually have an athletic or martial arts background. Many women bodybuilders also participate in wrestling sessions. Because women are naturally smaller than men, they need to be extremely athletic in order to compete. With a bodybuilding or fighting background, the female should have enough power to defeat most men.
Wrestling sessions can vary from full competitive wrestling to light fantasy wrestling. The difference between these two is the level of resistance the man can exert while wrestling. Women who are involved in full competition wrestling will need to have extensive training in martial arts such as Brazilian jiu jitsu or judo. The female can either use martial arts or sheer strength to try to overpower her opponent. In many cases, a mixture of both strength and skill is required to take down a male opponent. This is often done with pins, leg scissors, and joint locks.