10 Easy Wrestling Moves
Stance is very important in wrestling, so it is important for you to get into the proper stance before you begin learning these ten easy wrestling moves. The correct stance is to have your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Be careful not to get your legs too far apart because it will prevent you from moving quickly. Make sure your knees are bent and squat while keeping your back straight. In this position your elbows almost touch your legs.Now you can begin learning the following ten easy wrestling moves.
- Ankle Pick. This easy wrestling move takes your opponent down by grabbing one of your opponent’s ankles and moving it. Use your right hand for the left ankle or your left hand for the right ankle.
- Single-Leg Takedown. To do this wrestling move, grab your opponent’s leg and pull it toward you while at the same time lifting and turning. This motion will knock your opponent down.
- Double-Leg Takedown. This wrestling move is the same for the single-leg takedown except you grab both your opponent’s legs at the same time, knocking them down.
- Fireman’s Carry. To do this move, grab your opponent’s arm with one hand and put your other hand between his legs to enable you to pick him up over your shoulder. You can then put him down on the mat on his back. Be sure to do this move from your knees to avoid causing serious injury to our opponent.
- Headlock. Put your arm around your opponent’s neck then clasp your hands together. In order to avoid choking your opponent, make sure his arm is also in the headlock.
- Half Nelson. Pass your arm under the armpit of your opponent and put the palm of your hand against the back of his head. Be sure you do not put your palm on his neck.
- Pin. To pin your opponent, press his shoulders against the mat. You must keep him in this position until the referee blows the whistle. If they are able to move one shoulder off of the mat, it does not count as a pin.
- Arm Bar. One way to get your opponent into a position for pinning is to thread your forearm behind his elbow and over his back. When you apply pressure, it will put your opponent on his back and ready to pin.
- Cradle. In this wrestling move, you pick up your opponent and put one arm around his neck and the other arm about the back of his knees. When you lock your hands together you will draw his knees up to his face. Be sure to keep your grip tight because you will be trying to hold on to one angry ball!
- Arm Chop. When you are head-to-head with your opponent, bringing your arm down and chopping his forearm(s) will cause him to fall forward and off balance. At this point he will be more vulnerable to several other basic wrestling moves, eventually allowing you to pin him down.