Learn to be a Smart Wrestler

Freestyle Wrestling is by far the toughest sport on the planet.  You have to constantly push yourself and strive to get better and learn from your mistakes to be successful. Did you know most wrestlers will lose more than they win when they first start wrestling?  Losing is a natural part of wrestling.

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Some of the tips that I have sharing here which is essential to become successful wrestler

Always Listen what your Coach said:-

A wise person once told me to listen to people who know more than me.  I have learned this applies to wrestling.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a youth wrestler or an experienced high school wrestler.

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If a wrestling coach takes the time help you by offering advice to become a better wrestler, you listen to that coach.  In most cases that coach has probably forgot more about the sport of wrestling than what you know.

Know your strengths:-

Any good wrestler is better at certain aspects of a wrestling match.  For example, a wrestler may be better in the top position than the bottom position.  A wrestler needs to know what a kid is best at and try to put himself in that situation.

Know your Opponents Strengths:-

Likewise, a wrestler should know what his opponent is good at.  Your game plan should be to stop an opponent’s attack by defending his best moves.  For example,  if a wrestler executes the best fireman’s carry you have ever seen, then you avoid tying up with that particular wrestler.

Make Good Decisions on the Mat:-

A good wrestler understands the sport and how to avoid bad decisions.  This means knowing how much time is left in a period, where you are on the mat, whether to attack or defend, etc… This comes with lots of mat time.

A Good Wrestler Learns from Mistakes:-

Wrestling is a sport where most people will lose more than they win. That is why I tell people that wrestling imitates life.  Successful people fail more than they are successful.  The important aspect of wrestling is to never quit. You identify your mistakes and you learn from them.

There is many clubs around who offers good coaching and summer wrestling camp. There is many  wrestling club in NY too One the best wrestling club that I’ve known is VhwClub .

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Wrestling and its facts,,,,,,

Wrestling refers to contests where two person physically engage one another in an attempt to gain control, often by utilizing hand-to-hand techniques designed to throw their opponents off balance and knock them down. History of Wrestling is very long.

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History of Wrestling

Wrestling is an Old English term that seems to have originated some time previous to 1100 A.D. However, wrestling as a practice is much older than that. Along with this, there is no specific line that can be drawn, as is the case with some other martial arts styles, when it comes to the evolution of wrestling. Nearly every culture boasts a form of hand-to-hand combat designed to throw opponents off balance.

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Reinforcing this, cave drawings in France from over 15,000 years ago appear to depict people engaged in acts of wrestling. A grappling style originating in China called Shuai Jiao is reportedly over 4,000 years old. Artwork in Egypt shows people engaged in wrestling before 2,000 BC. Further, both the Greeks and Romans engaged in the martial art to a great extent as well.

In Europe, many of the styles of wrestling were originally rather loosely organized. Eventually these became more organized, however, which led to the style of Greco-Roman wrestling. Greco-Roman wrestling refers to a style of grappling where lower body attacks are disallowed (all throws are executed using upper body clinches and holds). From there, Greco-Roman and modern freestyle grappling competitions became formal in continental Europe and money prizes were offered to the victors.

Along with this, European nobility often practiced the art of wrestling, and by 1896 Greco-Roman wrestling was so popular that it was added to the initial Olympic Games. Freestyle wrestling (1904) and women’s freestyle wrestling (2004) were both also eventually included.

Characteristics of Wrestling

The majority of wrestling styles can be defined by techniques such as clinching, takedowns, takedown defense, holding, and more. Additionally, some wrestling styles, such as catch wrestling, utilize submission holds or techniques meant to force an opponent to give up or face the consequences of a joint lock or choke hold.

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Basic Goals of Wrestling

Wrestling stylists generally work to take their opponents to the ground and control them there by utilizing clinches, locks, takedowns, throws, and more. From there, the goals of what wrestlers do tend to depend on the style in question.

Sometimes wrestlers may have the goal of pinning their opponent. Other times, they may hope to end the fight utilizing a submission hold.

Wrestling Styles Recognized by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles

  • Greco-Roman Wrestling
  • Freestyle Wrestling
  • Beach Wrestling
  • Sambo

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Freestyle wrestling techniques

The two most common international styles of wrestling are greco-roman and freestyle.  Techniques used in both styles are very important in the development of a school aged wrestler, especially as they become physically mature and can perform the more dynamic lifts and throws.  Freestyle wrestling will help an athlete become better from the neutral position (on their feet) and teach them how to defend against being put into danger positions (on their back).  Wrestling for a state high school title or at the collegiate level is becoming more and more rare for wrestler who have not participated in the two most popular international styles.

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If you are passionate about wrestling and want to get better with the sport then here are some freestyle wrestling techniques that you can practice in your training sessions. Irrespective of whether you are an expert or beginner, you can always do better with some new moves under your belt. Sharpen your wrestling skills with these great moves mentioned below:

Ankle lock.

This freestyle wrestling techniques is accomplished by tightly grabbing the ankle of the other wrestler. You have to sweep them to the ground by placing the ankle in the elbows crook and grabbing the arm and toes with the help of opposite hand. You have to Force the other wrestler onto his back and then twist the foot. The opponents shoulder will be forced to the ground when you hold their elevated ankle with a tight grasp.

Leglock.

Another freestyle wrestling technique that involves the use of legs is the leg lock. Get the opponent lying on their stomach and sit on their butt area. Grab their lower legs and pull them towards your body. This will cause pain because of the hyper extension of the opponent’s leg. Do not harm your competitor, so only use force that will trap them and get them to surrender.

Head lock.

One of the popular freestyle wrestling techniques is the head lock. Go behind the other wrestler and place your arms around their bicep and head area. Grab your arm with the opposite hand, keeping it in front of your face.

Suplex.

Similar to the professional freestyle wrestling techniques, this freestyle tactic involves grabbing your opponent from around the waist by using both your arms and lifting them to a level. When they are lifted the next step is to fall forward over them.

Leg sweep.

The final freestyle move is the leg sweep. In this you have to hold your opponent from the upper chest area and make use of your single leg to sweep their leg from under. By pushing forward your opponent will go crashing down on the mat and you will definitely score more points.

Double leg takedown.

Quite like single leg take down, double leg takedown is among freestyle wrestling techniques that can be used by both novice and expert wrestlers. This move is anticipated in the standing position with a slight bending of knees. You need to grab on to the opponents legs and drive them forward.

Bear hug.

Show your strength to your opponent with this freestyle move. This is move goes exactly by its name, i.e. you have to hold your opponent tight quite like a bear hug. This move has to be performed till the time your opponent falls on his back. This move is particularly used when the other wrestler squares up a single.

Gator Roll.

Score some points with this classic move, where you force fully put your opponent in the position of a headlock and roll him down the floor. Such freestyle wrestling techniques are only performed when the standing or knee position has inside control. You need to grab the other wrestler’s upper right arm with the help of your own right arm, pull him down, duck under him and then roll him over.

Single- hip toss.

Surprise the other wrestler with this brilliant throw. This technique is performed particularly when the other wrestler sprawls a single leg move. You will need to hold his back with one of your arms and take a step backwards inside. Then pop your hip and throw him on your hips.

Remember these tips are only for Freestyle wrestling and are not acceptable in in Greco Roman style or Folk style. Work with a coach before attempting these freestyle wrestling techniques in a competition.

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vougars wrestling club makes you perfect in all these techniques.