5 Wrestling Moves: How To
Wrestling dates back thousands of years to cultures and now you can join them with these 5 wrestling moves and how to execute them. Because of its history wrestling is possibly one of the oldest ways people competed in athletics. Over the years the rules and safety measures have grown, developed and changed, so having the proper training and instruction on how to complete standard wrestling maneuvers is very important. Here you will learn how to complete some of the most standard wrestling moves in the sport.
- Fireman’s Carry. The attacker takes control of his opponent’s left elbow while standing and facing his opponent; he then drops his knees to change his level. Once the attacker is on his knees he will pull the opponents elbow toward him dropping his opponent over his right shoulder. When the opponent is over the right shoulder the attacker will move his right arm through the opponent’s legs to gain the maximum control. From here the attacker will continue pulling on the opponent’s left elbow to move him all the way over the shoulder headfirst. By the attacker rotating his body to the left and he can dump the opponent off his shoulder and onto the opponents back on the mat.
- Arm Chop. The arm chop is used for one wrestler to get out of another wrestlers tie. If one wrestler has another in a hold around the shoulders with bent arms his opponent can get out of this hold with a very easy and widely used maneuver called the arm chop. While being held around the shoulders and neck by another wrestler you would bring your arms up and around your opponents arms then down on his bent elbows. Lunge forward toward your opponent to put more weight on your arms and push down hard on your opponent’s bent elbows. This motion will break your opponents arms from your shoulders and get you out of the hold.
- Mule Kick. When in a face-to-face hold, and being pulled toward your opponent, use the pulling momentum to hop toward your opponent. Shoot your right leg out in front of you through the center of your opponent’s stance and hook it around his left leg. Drive your leg up toward your opponent’s thigh while using your arms to pull the arm hold downwards. As your opponent falls forward toward the mat you are free to reach around to position yourself into a new strong hold on the mat.
- Leg Hook Castover. While face to face with your opponent, take a step toward his open stance and hook your right leg around the inside of his left leg near the knee. Begin to rotate your body with your arms wrapped around the outside of your opponents arms, this motion will cause your opponent to loose his balance and begin falling to the mat. Because you are tied up with your opponent you will also fall, be sure to rotate your body so you will land on your right shoulder, because your arms are outside of your opponent’s you will be able to use the momentum to throw you free left leg over top of you opponent positioning yourself on top of him.
- Duckunder Nearside. While in a lock face to face with your opponent with your arms locked around one another’s, pull up on the lock giving yourself room to duck under his arms. When there is room, drop to your knees and duck under your opponent’s right arm while pulling it around your body, this movement should make your opponent fall overtop of your shoulders. Once your opponent is falling in a downward movement over your shoulders change your level to standing again while rotating your body and position yourself to fall over top of your opponent face to face as he lands on his back on the mat.