A well know wrestling style, Naga Wrestling was earlier used for settling disputes and strong men were chosen for bouts. This wrestling style is popular among the
, Chakesang and Zeliang
Naga tribes. Today, this style is protected by the Nagaland Wrestling Association (N W A) which is affiliated to the Wrestling Federation of India. Wrestling competitions are organized from village to state level, and the wrestling season starts from December and last till March.