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Basic Wrestling moves and stance

Posted on January 18, 2012 , by junowebdesign

Although you will always benefit from practicing moves and techniques in the flesh and joining a team, at My Wrestling Room we're going to focus on some of the most popular moves, skills and techniques and see where you can improve your own technique by breaking them down. Lets start right at the beginning, way before you step up on the mat and that is warming up.

Warming up in any sport is incredibly important, it helps the muscles work better and reduces injury and strain, we suggest around 10-20 minutes of warming up, don't skip on this because you definitely feel the burn the next day.

Firstly, lets take a look at the position and stance.

Stance on the mat should be feet shoulder width apart, knees bent, head up and make sure your knees are not to far in front of your chest. Your back should be straight and hips low, this position allows you to go into the match and execute a range of moves.

This position not only allows you to go into an attack, but also allows you to be prepared to defend your position. Standing in this position correctly allows wrestlers to manipulate specific parts of their body and move quickly. This position should be maintained throughout wrestling, you will always need a good solid stance.


After perfecting a good stance, as a wrestler you should be able to move around in a manner that is fluid and at points, quickly, still maintaining that solid stance. This makes for a great wrestler, if your center of gravity is right you should be able to stick in that position no matter what moves are pounced on you. Think about your footwork, be light on your toes but heavy and solid when it comes to planting yourself.

Follow this series of posts to learn about basic wrestling moves.

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