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    Default Got the wind knocked out of me

    So my wrestling coach tells me to wrestle this skinny shorter white guy. I'm pretty confident and smile because I know the arm drag and he doesn't. So I try the arm drag on him and it fails! For some goddamn reason my left hand can't get his leg(I like to do single-leg takedowns with the arm drag). Lost the first period. Second round, we spend 2 minutes with me going after arm-drag after arm-drag. I put him on the defensive but I ended up on my back.

    What should I do if the arm-drag fails?

    I want to learn how to eventually set-up a takedown with the arm-drag. So if arm-drag fails, something else happens and he loses.

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    If a particular move fails you more then twice in a match, it's a safe bet to move on to another one. Of course, that's not set in stone, there are situations where you can go back to a previously failed move and catch your opponent by surprise with it, or chain wrestle from the failed attempt.

    I'd suggest (and I am not super qualified, to say the least) learning another go-to-bread-and-butter takedown, as well as a move you can use off a failed arm drag.

    You can also keep working on that arm drag until it's nice and crisp, so it won't fail you again.

    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinknikes View Post
    If a particular move fails you more then twice in a match, it's a safe bet to move on to another one. Of course, that's not set in stone, there are situations where you can go back to a previously failed move and catch your opponent by surprise with it, or chain wrestle from the failed attempt.

    I'd suggest (and I am not super qualified, to say the least) learning another go-to-bread-and-butter takedown, as well as a move you can use off a failed arm drag.

    You can also keep working on that arm drag until it's nice and crisp, so it won't fail you again.

    Best of luck.
    Yeah that's why I came up with a new plan: "Mess with the enemy's mind. Clinch the enemy, pull him downward and go for a single-leg takedown with a semi elbow pass. If that fails, go for a throw by. If that doesn't work, play with arm drags." Is it any good?

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    An arm drag is great, but any move can be defended if you know it is coming. You need at least 2-3 "go to" moves.

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    What do you think of my new plan, arm-spin?

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    like the previous guy said you really gotta have more than 1 move, and somthin i see a lot (jus like the other guy, im not super experianced) is people will get certain moves down, but then they search for them. People do it all the time with the cradle, but it is the same with most moves. But you dont look for a moves. erspecially during a match, you just find them.

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