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    Default Re: How to get better takedowns in wrestling?

    "I usually have trouble in the entire hand/gripfighting area of wrestling, and I'm not usually able to control my opponents wrists or to gain any good control of his arms. What are some techniques I could use to help set up my opponent."

    Here's another tip. Sometimes you can set up a takedown when your opponent has your wrist. My favorite takedown is an arm drag, and I set it up by letting my opponent grab my left wrist with his right hand. He thinks he's on the offensive, so he doesn't expect me to pull his arm in with the wrist that he's holding, then reach across with my right hand on his right triceps and finish the move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    "I usually have trouble in the entire hand/gripfighting area of wrestling, and I'm not usually able to control my opponents wrists or to gain any good control of his arms. What are some techniques I could use to help set up my opponent."

    Here's another tip. Sometimes you can set up a takedown when your opponent has your wrist. My favorite takedown is an arm drag, and I set it up by letting my opponent grab my left wrist with his right hand. He thinks he's on the offensive, so he doesn't expect me to pull his arm in with the wrist that he's holding, then reach across with my right hand on his right triceps and finish the move.
    bingo...

    i was going to go so far as to say that singles and doubles can be done as well without ever hand fighting...sometimes just clearing an arm that is coming in for wrist control or to do a tie-up...you can clear an arm by pulling it by as spider said or sometimes just slapping it up as you change levels and shoot...
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    What's wrong with Star Wars tube socks?!

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    Just my opinion, but taking a guy down with a classic double or single leg is very difficult against a good wrestler. There are so many ways to counter the move. If you watch collegiate wrestlers, many of them are defensive specialists and they can't wait for the other guy to come in for the take-down.

    Everything about wrestling is hard and there are no easy moves because a lot of it comes down to brute force, will power, speed, and technique. I always liked the heel pick because I was tall and had long arms. Until Sanderson came along, I always thought Tim Krieger from Iowa State had some of the nastiest heel picks moves I had ever seen.

    Quote Originally Posted by world_peace0 View Post
    I never get good takedowns, I never set it up good enough so when I go for their legs, I am on the floor instead of being in position to execute a move. What can I do to set up the shot better? Also, what are some good throws I can do instead of always shooting? Thanks.

    I have been looking at some no-gi judo, it seems to work. I need more advice.

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    position position position

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    Quote Originally Posted by world_peace0 View Post
    I never get good takedowns, I never set it up good enough so when I go for their legs, I am on the floor instead of being in position to execute a move. What can I do to set up the shot better? Also, what are some good throws I can do instead of always shooting? Thanks.

    I have been looking at some no-gi judo, it seems to work. I need more advice.
    Shooting is a great way to get a takedown of course. It is difficult when your up against a guy with alot of experience. You have to throw them off. Keep moving, and commit yourself to your decisions. keep grabbing or pushing to the left and shot right or vice versa, change it up alot so they dont see it comming.

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    Reshot!Reshot!Reshot! Drill it over and over.

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    set up, set up, set up, push-pull-snap

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    Work with different set ups and shots and never stop moving.

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