Real Wrestling Moves
There are many common real wrestling moves used by amateur and competition-level Greco-Roman wrestlers throughout the world. If you are interested in learning about some of the most well-known and quickly learned wrestling moves, then this article is for you.
- The ankle-pick is one of the first takedown moves taught to young wrestler. The wrestler lunges for his opponent's ankle and lifts it to gain leverage over the opponent. The leverage is then used to forced the other wrestler to the mat.
- The single-leg takedown is one of the most quickly-learned takedown real wrestling moves. The wrestler grabs the opponent's leg and lifts it to his own waist. This gives the wrestler performing the takedown the ability to manipulate his opponent's center of gravity.
- The double-leg takedown is performed similarly to the single-leg takedown and often includes a slam. When performing this takedown the wrestler will grab both of her opponent;s legs and pull them toward herself. The move is finished by lifting the legs and slamming the opponent to the ground.
- The fireman's carry is a form of takedown performed from the knees. This real wrestling move begins similarly to the double-leg takedown but the wrestler only grabs one leg and uses his other arm to grab one of his opponent's arms. The opponent is then forced on the wrestler's shoulders giving the wrestler an opportunity to slam him on the mat.
- The head-lock hip-toss is a takedown that begins in a standing position. The wrestler locks one arm around the head of the opponent while using the other to grab an arm for leverage. The wrestler then shifts his hip into his opponent's center of mass before throwing the other wrestler to the mat under himself.
- The duck-under occurs when the wrestlers approach each other for an arm lock-up. However, one wrestler quickly breaks away from the approach and shoots under and around his opponent. The wrestler can then perform a variety of moves from his opponent's back.
- The tripod is an escape move used to break out of holds in wrestling. The tripod is used when the opponent has gained the back of the wrestler. When performing this real wrestling move the wrestler forms a tripod by placing her feet and hands directly on the mat, this prevents wrestler in a superior position from forcing her to the ground.
- The cradle wrestling move is used to hold and pin opponents. The technique is performed by wrapping one arm around the opponent's neck and the other around the his knee. This real wrestling move is very difficult to escape from.
- The full-nelson is a move used to hold an opponent. This real wrestling move is performed when a wrestler uses his arms to encircle the other opponents arms. The wrestler then secures his hands behind the opponent's neck.
- The pancake is a move used by wrestlers to avoid takedowns and break some holds. The move consists of the wrestler throwing his legs backward and applying as much weight as possible to the opponent's back. This move will often force the other wrestler to the ground and result in a pin.