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    Default Taking a shot

    Hey guys Im new here and am I glad I found a wrestling forum!

    Ok so my question is when you are shooting is it better to back step then penetrate or simply just penetrate. Cause I have seen both and am wondering is it due to different situations etc.

    Also when you take a back step, do you just step back a couple inches or is there angles. I know back stepping is to change levels and it also loads your shot but am not sure on proper technque. Thanks in advance for the replies/answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Hey guys Im new here and am I glad I found a wrestling forum!

    Ok so my question is when you are shooting is it better to back step then penetrate or simply just penetrate. Cause I have seen both and am wondering is it due to different situations etc.

    Also when you take a back step, do you just step back a couple inches or is there angles. I know back stepping is to change levels and it also loads your shot but am not sure on proper technque. Thanks in advance for the replies/answers.
    If you shoot you don't take a step back. You take a step forward.

    Taking a step back is just before the shot, not during the shot. They do this so that they can lure the opponent's leg closer. But you got to be quick to react after that step back before you miss your chance on the shot.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Yeah so you back step then penetrate right? Is it as simple as stepping back with your back leg then penetrating with your lead leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Yeah so you back step then penetrate right? Is it as simple as stepping back with your back leg then penetrating with your lead leg?
    Oh so thats what you mean?

    No not really. It could be just a habit for some people that they do unconsciously. It isn't necessary at all. Unless they are trying to make a setup out of it.

    You can take a front step with your back leg and still take the shot as effectively if not more.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Oh wow thanks I tried that and I noticed that the penetration is a lot deeper. Its weird that I have never seen this before! Would you say this is more effective then attacking with your lead leg in your experiance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Would you say this is more effective then attacking with your lead leg in your experiance.
    I'm sorry, I don't quite understand what your asking here.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Default Re: Taking a shot

    In a lead leg stance, sometimes stepping back with the trail leg lowers the level so that you can penetrate and shoot. there are times when because of hand fighting or situation or whatever, you can't step forward to lower you level and penetrate, so you step back with the trail leg, which is quick and efficient. it is however not as deep as stepping forward with the lead leg

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    oh I see. So basically you only need to backstep during certain situations but just attacking with your lead leg is often better because its deeper. Correcto?

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    Redshirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    oh I see. So basically you only need to backstep during certain situations but just attacking with your lead leg is often better because its deeper. Correcto?
    what i have observed watching video is that much more often than not the backstep is used

    but yes, correct

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