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More basic wrestling moves

Posted on January 19, 2012 , by junowebdesign

Yesterday, the team at My Wrestling Room posted a blog about basic wrestling moves and stance, today we're moving forward and taking a look at more important stances and moves to improve your wrestling skills. There is nothing quite like getting up and actually practicing these, but remember before you jump into action- warm up and do this for around 10-15 minutes, to make sure the muscles are warm and that you do not damage yourself.

Some simple take down moves when in your starting stance, that will knock your opponent off his feet are:

The Ankle Grab- Grab round your opponents ankle, if you are grabbing for the right ankle use the left hand and vice versa. This will unbalance them.

In the Single Leg take down move- aim for the opponents leg and pull it towards your chest. Then lift and turn the leg, this will force your opposition onto the mat.  You can use the double leg take down which is exactly the same but grabbing both legs.

The Granby is quite a special move. Start face down on the mat and push up onto your toes and elbows. Kick your left leg under you and grab your opponents wrist, bring it into your body, then roll onto your back, bringing the opponent down.

Remember, when you are out of range, relax, because tensing your body takes a lot of energy.

Pinning offers a range of moves, but the basis is to simply press your opponents shoulders to the mat until the referee blows his whistle.

Finally headlocks are quite simple moves. Wrap your arm around your opponents neck and clasp your hands together when they meet. When you do this, make sure your opponents arm is in the headlock, this prevents choking and is not allowed in amateur wrestling.


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