Low Single Leg with wrestling tips

Posted in Wrestling Takedowns with tags , on October 16, 2009 by wrestlingtips
  • If you lead with your right foot then you will shoot for your opponents left leg and visa versa.
  • Once you clear his hands and you have an open shot then lower your stance and take a deep penetration step with your lead foot
  • When you take that step your foot will be on the outside of your opponents leg- and just like the double leg you should be on your knee momentarily till you get a hold of his leg
  • Also instead of grabbing around his knee like with a high single leg, you are going to lock around his calf
  • So at this point you are on your knees and your arms are locked around your oppenents calf, and your opponent should still be standing
  • So now whatever calf you are locked around you want to work your way to the side of that leg your locked around. So instead of being in front of your opponent locked on his leg, you want to be to the side of your opponent.
  • Now drive your right shoulder into his knee to drop your opponent to his knees
  • When this happens you can let go of his calf and do whatever you want since you will be behind him

Wrestling Tips

  • Like you should always do, make sure you have an open shot before going for his leg. So you want to clear his arms from in front of himself. For more detail on this just view the double leg takedown.
  • Make sure you have a tight lock on your opponents calf. If you dont then he can just pull his leg out from your grasps and guess what you will still be on the ground and he will still be standing so now he can sprawl on you and try to get some points.
  • When you go to take your opponent down put a lot of pressure using your shoulder on the back of your competitors knee. This will help not only get him to his knees but also keep his focus on trying not to fall instead of trying to escape.

High Single Leg- with wrestling tips

Posted in Wrestling Takedowns with tags , on October 15, 2009 by wrestlingtips
  • If you lead with your right foot then you will shoot for your opponents left leg and visa versa.
  • Once you clear his hands and you have an open shot then lower your stance and take a deep penetration step with your lead foot
  • When you take that step your foot will be on the outside of your opponents leg- and just like the double leg you should be on your knee momentarily till you get a hold of his leg
  • From there you grasp your hands together around your opponents knee
  • Then as you lift his leg in the air and you come to a standing postition put the side of your head into his ribs
  • To finish you can do a few things. One thing is a sit back. To do this slide your grip from your opponents knee to his upper thigh. Then sit down on your right hip while also driving your head into his stomach/chest backward. The other finishing option you have is to just trip your competitor foreward. So once you have your opponents leg in the air use your right foot if thats your lead and trip him above his right knee. Also drive him forward at the same time.

Wrestling Tips

  • Make sure you have an open shot. Most wrestlers will shoot regardless, and if you do that then you will find that your opponent will sprawl and then can spin around you and get the takedown. So make sure he is open before shooting.
  • Also when you have your arms locked around your opponents leg make sure you keep a tight lock and keep your head close to his body so you can keep constant pressure on him.
  • Lastly when you have his leg in the air dont just stand there while you attemp to take him to the mat. Always keep moving around so your opponent will be more concentrated on keeping his balance and not on trying to escpae.

Double Leg Takedown and Wrestling Tips

Posted in Wrestling Takedowns with tags , , , on October 11, 2009 by wrestlingtips
  • First off start by grabbing your opponents wrists, and then throw them apart in opposite directions so you have an open shot on your opponent without his hands in front of himself
  • Lower your body- by bending your knees
  • Step between his legs with your lead foot and then drop to your knee with this leg till your ready to finish the move
  • Also your shoulders should be over your lead foot
  • Grab his legs, one in each hand at either his knees or thighs
  • If your lead foot is your right foot your head should go on the outside of your opponents right side and visa versa is your lead leg is your left leg
  • Since your ready to finish you can stand back up on your lead foot and pick up your opponent using your legs- not back. Also drive with your head into his side to get him off his feet and now he’s off the ground and you can take him down to the mat.

Wrestling Tip:

  1. In the second to last step when it says “if lead foot is your right foot your head should go on the outside of your opponents right side and visa versa” remember when your in the last step and going to takedown your opponent push your head into his side and take him down in that direction. So if your head is on his right side, then you will take him down to your right, not to your left. I always see kids try to do it the opposite way and cant because then you have to throw your opponent over your head and they always get stuck.
  2. Always lift with your legs! It will be easier then trying to do it with your back and if you lift with your back you have higher chances of getting injured.

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Greco-Roman Wrestling Rules

Posted in Wrestling Rules with tags on October 10, 2009 by wrestlingtips

Basic Rules

  • Can’t touch your opponent below the waist- so this style is all about using your upper body
  • Plus you can’t use your legs to trip, or execute other moves
  • You still have 3 two minute periods but to win you have to win 2 of the 3 rounds
  • Each period is broken up into 60 seconds for neutral position and two 30 second rounds for ground wrestling
  • Who ever scores the most points in the first 60 seconds is the first to be on top for the first 30 second round. If the person on top fails to score any points within that time period then the person on bottom is awarded 1 point. Then the person on bottom gets to wrestle on top to get the chance to score some points
  • If nobody scores in the first 60 seconds then a coin is flipped to see who is on top first
  • Period is decided by who accumulated the most points during both the standing and ground phases

Scoring

  • Takedown = 1-5 points: One for just taking him to his stomach or side on the mat, three for a takdeown taking him to his stomach, or side then to his back or for a throw, then five for a “grand amplitude” throw that brought your opponents feet above his head. By the way if you do a “grand amplitude” throw and are awarded five points the match automatically ends and you win.
  • Reversal = 1 point
  • Exposure or when your opponents back faces the mat  = 2-3 points
  • Penalty = 1-2 points
  • Pushing/knocking opponent out of bounds = 1 point

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Freestyle Wrestling Rules and Terms

Posted in Wrestling Rules with tags on October 8, 2009 by wrestlingtips

The differences between collegiate and freestyle wrestling

  • Are allowed to lock around your opponents waist without one of his arms when you both are on the ground
  • Pushing your opponent out of the ring will award you one point
  • Also if you throw someone (like with a souplex) then you automatically win the match if his legs go above his head
  • If your on bottom and your opponent is on top of you  then you can stall because if 15 seconds go by and your opponent can not get any points on you then the match is stopped and started back in neutral position
  • Lastly if you want to get back points on someone (like if your doing a half nelson) then in freestyle wrestling his back only has to break a 90 degree angle to start recieving points where in collegiate wrestling his back has to break a 45 degree angle.

      -If you dont know what (his back breaking 90 degree or 45 degree is) well say your on the mat and laying on your side. Then your back and the mat are making a 90 degree angle. So if someone pushes you over a little or a lot so your back is more facing the mat then if you break one of those degrees depending on what type of wrestling your doing then your opponent will start getting awarded points

 Terms

  • Fall or Pin: Both shoulders held on mat, match ends
  • Technical Fall: 10-point margin and the match ends-but dont confuse this with collegiate wrestling because then you need a 15 point margin
  • Injury default: Athlete can not continue, match ends
  • Decision: The athlete who scores the most points in a bout and wins

How to recieve points

  • 1 point: takedown, reversal, hand-to-hand exposure, escape
  • 1 extra point: high amplitude throw from mat or holding opponent on back for five seconds
  • 2 points: for exposing opponents back to the mat
  • 3 points: takedown; high amplitude throw without danger
  • 5 points: high amplitude throw

Penalty Calls

  • Illegal hold = 1 point plus caution
  • 2nd Illegal hold = 2 points plus caution
  • Fleeing the mat = 1 or 2 points plus caution
  • Fleeing the hold = 1 point plus caution

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Collegiate Wrestling Rules and Terms

Posted in Wrestling Rules with tags on October 8, 2009 by wrestlingtips

Basic Rules

  • You have 3 two minute periods
  • The first period starts in neutral position
  • The second period the ref flips a coin and whoever wins gets to choose to go neutral, top, or bottom for the next period. Or you can defer and your opponent gets to choose
  • The third round the wrestler who hasn’t chosen yet gets to choose neutral, top, or bottom
  • You can lock around someones waist only if you and your opponent are in a standing position. When your on the ground if your going to lock around someones waist you have to lock around one of his arms as well
  • Just like the waist if you want to lock around someones neck you have to lock around one of their arms also
  • No slamming
  • Before and after the match you shake your opponents hand and after the match you go and shake your opponents coaches hands

Scoring Points

  • Takedown = 2 points
  • Escape = 1 point
  • Reversal = 2 points
  • Near Fall for 2 continuous seconds = 2 points
  • Near Fall for 3 continuous seconds = 3 points
  • Penalty 1st violation = 1 point to other wrestler
  • Penalty 2nd violation = 1 point to other wrestler
  • Penalty 3rd violation = 2 points
  • Penalty 4th violation = disqualification

Other Terms

  • Pin = holding opponents shoulder blades to mat for 2 continuous seconds
  • Tech Fall = having 15 points more than your opponent which means you automatically win

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Mistakes of not fully understanding Rules, and how to execute Moves

Posted in Wrestling Tips for Beginners with tags on October 8, 2009 by wrestlingtips

     Now lets talk about the most detrimental mistakes that can be made by not only beginning wrestler, but more experienced wrestlers as well. This mistake would be not fully understanding the rules fully, and how to execute moves properly. After discussing these problems there will be some wrestling tips listed to help anyone with these problems.

     So first off lets discuss wrestlers who dont fully understand the rules of wrestling. Even if someone is just a little unsure then this can effect their wrestling greatly. Because this will make you wrestle more conservitaly to make sure you dont break any of the rules and get penalized. For example, lets say you dont know the rules regarding locking around your opponents waist with your arms in collegiate wrestling. In a match you will be apprehensive about ever locking around your competitors waist in fear of getting penalized. This in turn could allow him to excape or even do a couple reversals without you knowing if you can defend by holding him by the waist, or not. Just by not knowing that one aspect of the rules could result in you not being able to be victorious.

     So first off when it comes to wrestling you need to know what type of wrestling your competing in, (collegiate, freestyle, or greco-roman). Because all of them vary so make sure you know what type your in. The posts following this article will be stating the rules to each style of wrestling and also a little about each type. Then once you know which one your in then you need to obviously memorize all the rules and terms. Then you can wrestle with confidence knowing in full detail what you can and can not do.

     Alright another important aspect that a lot of beginning wrestlers make is how to execute moves. It can be very frustrating when you learn moves in practice but the next day you cant remember the steps on how to do it. It can be especially frustrating when this happens during a match in front of not only your coaches and fellow team, but a crowd. Thats why on this site a list of takedowns, escapes/reversals, and pinning combinations will be featured so its easier to learn. For some wrestling tips obviously you need to repeatively practice these moves so they become a natural movement. But more importantly you need to learn moves with proper form and technique. Becuase those are the key things that either makes a move successful or not. So along with the list of moves you will have tips and techniques to each move that you will need to know.

     The last wrestling tip on this subject would be Do Not try to learn all the moves you possibly can. What you need to do is pick two takedowns, escapes, reversals, and pinning combinations. Then master those moves. If you go off and try to learn everything you can, when it comes to a match you wont remember, or will mix things up. So keep it simple and just specialize in a few moves for takedowns, escapes/reversals, and pinning combinations.

     So the next posts will be the rules of collegiate, freestyle and greco-roman wrestling. This will be found in the wrestling rules catagory. Also with a few moves and each day I will keep posting more and more moves to give you more variety.

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