Solo Wrestling Plays
The best solo wrestling plays are vital to becoming a master on the mat. If you want to become the champion you have always wanted to be, you will want to implement the following wrestling plays into your arsenal. Solo wrestling plays are vast and individually based in nature. However, by adhering to the suggestions below, you can become the best wrestler that you can be, and dominate the mat.
- The stance. Solo wrestling plays all begin with a proper stance. Without a proper stance, you are vulnerable to a quick takedown and a lost match. Start with your feet shoulder width apart, just as in most athletic positions. This will give you balance for stability and explosion. Next, ensure that you are in a semi-squatted position, with your knees bent and back straight.
- The headlock. This the oldest of all solo wrestling plays, yet the most effective. Grab you opponent's neck with both hands and interlock the fingers of both hands into a circular shape. This lock you opponents head and is a perfect, yet basic move of submission.
- The leg takedown. The leg takedown can be accomplished either as a single leg takedown or a double leg takedown. To perform the single leg takedown, simply grasp one of the legs of your opponent, and pull him towards your body. Lift and turn your opponent to one side, still lifting one of his legs, until he falls to the floor. To accomplish the double leg takedown, simply grab both legs as opposed to one leg.
- The Firefighter's carry. This move is perfect if you are on the ground, likely in a weak position compared to your opponent. With one hand, secure your opponent's leg by grabbing him just above the knee and take him to his knees. Once you have him on his knees, utilize the other hand, grab the inside of his leg and propel him over your head, ensuring that he is on his knees at this point, to avoid injuring him
- The Granby. Use this move if your opponent has you on your stomach. Turn your right leg, then kick out and rotate your body with your left leg. Grabbing the wrists of your opponent, rock back towards you, and then roll back the other way. This will take your opponent to the ground, using the momentum of rocking back and forth to take your opponent down.