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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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Common mistakes beginning wrestlers make on the Mat

Posted in Wrestling Tips for Beginners with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by wrestlingtips

     In the last article I went over common mistakes beginners do before a match. So now lets talk about the mistakes on the mat, and some wrestling tips to try to help prevent you from doing these mistakes yourself.

    First off lets talk about neutral position stances. I always see kids standing to straight up, you need to bend your knees and get low. Or else you leave your legs wide open for an attack. So keep your body and center of gravity low so now you can protect your legs.

     Also have a staggered stance, or one leg in front of the other. Do not keep your feet next to eachother. This is because its easier to make someone loose their balance when their feet are together than if they have a staggered stance. Also when you move about the mat DO NOT EVER cross your feet! You will get taken down.

     Another mistake commonly performed by beginners is they dont keep their heads up. If your head is not looking up straight, then your opponent can put his hand on your head and then he will be able to control where your body moves. Also if your head is being pushed down then you will actually lose alot of your power. I will explain this in the next article in more detail that will talk about beginners and when they try to do a takedown and get stuck. After reading that article you will see how much power you lose when your opponent pushes your head down.

     Now lets talk about tie-ups. When you tie-up with your opponent most wrestlers put their heads together ear-to ear. This is incorrect, the proper way to tie- up if you are going to push your head against your opponents is to have only the tops of your heads touching. During your wrestling season you will probably hear your coaches tell you this as well.

     The next article here will be the common mistakes made when a new wrestler either doesn’t fully understand the rules, or how to execute moves, this will be in the wrestling tips for beginners catagory. This will be a very important article because if you dont know what your doing then obviously dont count on winning too many matches, if any. Along with this will come with a list of rules, some moves for beginners, and wrestling tips on how to do these moves so they are very effective. This will be the last article on mistakes so now we can concentrate on different aspects of wrestling.

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