Category: Wrestling Position

Wrestling Setups From The Wrist Tie Up

Wrestling Setups From The Wrist Tie Up

The most successful wrestling take down artists are those that have great setups.  Use the setup to clear your opponents defense in order for you to execute a successful take down.  When building your Wrestling Moves List be sure to put in a setup before every take down. The Tie Up The biggest defense that you …

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Wizzer

The Wizzer or Whizzer is a defensive technique that usually is used to counter a lower body takedown. The move itself comes naturally to most wrestlers in their attempt to sprawl and push an opponents arms off of their legs. The movement of their hips and placing their arm in the right leverage position however …

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Wrestling Positions Part 1

Wrestling Positions Part 1

In order to build your Wrestling Moves List you will need to understand all of the available starting positions.  This article will be an multi-part post that will attempt to describe the most common starting wrestling positions you might find yourself in during a wrestling match. Neutral Position – This is both wrestlers standing on …

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Gazzoni

The Gazzoni is an escape move to add to your Wrestling Moves List and is performed while in the referee’s bottom position. Performing this move requires a bit of practice and an opponent who makes the mistake of trying to reach over as you attempt to perform the basic sit out.  This is usually something …

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Duck Under

Duck Under

Your Wrestling Moves List wouldn’t be complete without a Duck Under.   Duck Under is surely a great way to get control of an opponents back and ultimately get them to the mat.  The Duck Under has been used as a primary method of takedowns for many High School, Collegiate and Olympic Wrestlers.  It is also a …

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Spladle

The Wrestling Moves List needs lots of counters.  One obscure and creative wrestling counter move is the Spladle. I don’t know how best to describe what a wrestling spladle is except that it is a standing-rolling-reverse-butterlfy defense for a single leg. Add it to your wrestling moves list as a defensive counter to the single. …

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Double Time to the Mat!

Double Time to the Mat!

Whether you have been able to get to a double leg by either taking a penetration step or a double leg snatch you have acheived only half of the battle of the takedown.  Now you must capitalize on this position and take your opponent down for the points before they have an opportunity to counter.  …

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Double Leg Snatch

If you are quick and have lots of upper body strength then the double leg snatch may be the perfect add to your Wrestling Moves List.  The double leg snatch is a great move to takedown if you find yourself close to your opponent where they are standing straight up and you have dropped to …

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Wrestling Penetration Step

The penetration step is essential to almost any neutral position takedown.  Although this is not something you will add to your Wrestling Moves List it is essential for many takedowns you will be adding.  Performing the proper penetration is a very simple wrestling skill to learn yet takes hours and hours of practice to master. …

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Wrestling Single Leg Takedown

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