Condition Engaged in wrestling or some other form of hand-to-hand struggle with one or more attackers. A grappling character can undertake only a limited number of actions. He does not threaten any squares, and loses his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) against opponents he isn't grappling. See Grapple.
Grapplingalso called wrestling refers to the gripping, handling and controlling of an opponent without the use of striking. Grappling is sometimes thought of as synonymous with wrestling; a more careful statement is that the different forms of wrestling are examples of grappling-based sports. Other grappling sports include judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wing chun, and mixed martial arts.