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    I finally got a match of me wrestling caught on tape and uploaded. It is definitely not one of my good looking or best matches. But I'm not here to impress. In fact I consider this a really sloppy match of me (he was stupid strong but he did have really bad technique I'll admit). But enough of my rambling. Tips and advice needed please.

    Please share your knowledge with me. I know I'm not very good and I'm a bit rusty from my previous 2 year-off wrestling (regret it). And I'm trying to go at least get to districts and place this year. And I know I'm far away since the area I live at is pretty tough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDO7qRyWV4Y
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    Default Re: Atlast, A video of Me Wrestling - Constructive Criticism Needed Please =)

    Has anyone else ever seen an offical stand behind the wrestlers like that before?

    That's the strangest thing I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Has anyone else ever seen an offical stand behind the wrestlers like that before?

    That's the strangest thing I've ever seen.
    We had a retarded referee lolz. Do you have any tips or advice please?
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    Did I see a suplex coming on at 2:58?

    That shot in the beginning was nice and fast. Sorry but I really don't have much to add since this is my first year wrestling, but congrats on the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpaul View Post
    Did I see a suplex coming on at 2:58?
    Haha I couldn't pull it off. I wasn't exactly looking for a suplex but just to pop my hips to mat return him.
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    On the first double leg attempt - decent penetration, but you made it hard on yourself by trying to dump him toward your head. In all but a small percentage of cases, you want to drive toward the opposite hip from your head and use your head as a lever. This also encourages you to keep creating an angle. I had to break myself of a similar bad habit. In practice, make sure you're bringing your trail leg all the way up and planting your foot (not your knee) parallel or ahead of the knee you shot on. This will encourage you to bring your hips in, your head and shoulders up, and when you drive with that foot, you'll only be able to drive toward the opposite hip from your head.

    On the second shot (single leg): When shooting a single, I prefer if the head is on the inside. When it's on the outside, it's easier for your opponent to turn the corner as he did to you. However, once you get caught underneath with your head on the outside like that, you need to either switch off to a double (your coach was yelling the same thing), or if he's already turning the corner, elevate and come out the back door kind of like this : http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=8&page=ta

    Overall on your feet, just make sure you're creating an angle, either by moving him or moving your feet before you shoot. Coming straight in like that will make it more difficult to finish no matter how deep you get. Not bad though.

    On the mat, the switch was working, so why not go back to it later like you did. Not a bad choice.

    He did a good job of standing up, so not much to say on the riding, you stayed off of your knees, which was good to see for the most part. Nice job of throwing in the legs, since your other breakdowns weren't working. I'm sure you know you were high when you put him on his back with the half, but otherwise you did a really nice job of driving your legs to turn him.

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    Some things I saw

    - If you can't work your mat return, switch to a crotch lift, it makes things a lot easier.

    - You got in deep on the shot in the beginning, but your head was down and you tried to take him down the wrong way. Turn with your head on a double leg.

    - Just something I didn't like; the slap at the end. But hey, it's up to you, I just think it's kind of a dick move.

    Other than that it's not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    On the first double leg attempt - decent penetration, but you made it hard on yourself by trying to dump him toward your head. In all but a small percentage of cases, you want to drive toward the opposite hip from your head and use your head as a lever. This also encourages you to keep creating an angle. I had to break myself of a similar bad habit. In practice, make sure you're bringing your trail leg all the way up and planting your foot (not your knee) parallel or ahead of the knee you shot on. This will encourage you to bring your hips in, your head and shoulders up, and when you drive with that foot, you'll only be able to drive toward the opposite hip from your head.

    On the second shot (single leg): When shooting a single, I prefer if the head is on the inside. When it's on the outside, it's easier for your opponent to turn the corner as he did to you. However, once you get caught underneath with your head on the outside like that, you need to either switch off to a double (your coach was yelling the same thing), or if he's already turning the corner, elevate and come out the back door kind of like this : http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=8&page=ta

    Overall on your feet, just make sure you're creating an angle, either by moving him or moving your feet before you shoot. Coming straight in like that will make it more difficult to finish no matter how deep you get. Not bad though.

    On the mat, the switch was working, so why not go back to it later like you did. Not a bad choice.

    He did a good job of standing up, so not much to say on the riding, you stayed off of your knees, which was good to see for the most part. Nice job of throwing in the legs, since your other breakdowns weren't working. I'm sure you know you were high when you put him on his back with the half, but otherwise you did a really nice job of driving your legs to turn him.
    Thanks a bunch on all the help ! Also, I didn't know about that site, it will help out a lot. Any other sites like it?

    I didn't want to go for any tie-ups or anything like that because of his strength. And he had a bad stance so I tried a quick double leg at first which I didn't pull off good as you have said. I have to practice my single legs on the left leg. It is very awkward for me and I end up messing up, on the right leg I pull it off way better.

    And about the half, I was going for the reverse half except when he was on his base.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsurf View Post
    Some things I saw

    - If you can't work your mat return, switch to a crotch lift, it makes things a lot easier.

    - You got in deep on the shot in the beginning, but your head was down and you tried to take him down the wrong way. Turn with your head on a double leg.

    - Just something I didn't like; the slap at the end. But hey, it's up to you, I just think it's kind of a dick move.

    Other than that it's not too bad.
    Thanks a bunch. And about the slap, I didn't mean it to be disrespectful but it was just something I did because I got hyped from all the cheering that was going on. I won't do something like that again.

    Good constructive criticism so far by everyone, thanks a bunch guys. Later on I might post my other video where I get completely dominated by a much better opponnent.
    Last edited by Wrestling_Prodigy; 01-22-2009 at 11:26 PM.
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    Default Re: Atlast, A video of Me Wrestling - Constructive Criticism Needed Please =)

    I didn't want to go for any tie-ups or anything like that because of his strength. And he had a bad stance so I tried a quick double leg at first which I didn't pull off good as you have said. I have to practice my single legs on the left leg. It is very awkward for me and I end up messing up, on the right leg I pull it off way better.

    I totally understand about the tie up thing. Just keep moving your feet and changing levels and your distance to him to get him to reach like you did. An arm drag when a guy reaches like that is also good for creating that opening to the hips that you need to shoot effectively.

    Everyone is better to one side than the other on singles. Just make sure you put in extra time on the side that's less natural.


    As for technique, there are a bunch of good technique videos on right here at thewrestlingtalk

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