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    Default How to start a match // get up after shot attempt

    hi guys..this is my first year wrestling but i have picked it up quite fast. i just got back from a match and lost due to the fact my opponent was alot stronger but technique was alot better. i have a couple questions

    1) I am a athletic and somewhat strong guy @ 135-140, but what are good ways to start off a match? my opponents are usually stronger and more experianced

    2) After a failed shot attempt, i have a HARD time sitting back up. it just seems impossible when hes sitting on top of you and kicking his legs back


    can anyone help me? all replies will be read

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    When you go in for a shot and he sprawls and squares out you should cut the corner. Watch this video:

    http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/wres...QsqnCxhbg.html

    Took me a while to find it. I hope it helps.
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    thanks i appreciate it
    but any suggestions and tips for my first question?

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    What's your go to move? Start with trying to set-up a shot you are best at.

    If it is a low single or another shot that doesn't require a tie of any kind, try shooting off the whistle. I mean right off the whistle and make sure you shoot through your opponent.
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    Wiltz has got it right. Most guys (especially beginners) hesitate at the whistle. Use that hesitation against your opponent. Attack on the whistle, then finish the move.
    A second response to the failed shot - when you are buried under your opponent with both hands on one leg - down on both knees. Post your inside hand down on the mat. Raise your outside knee and sit out. Put your head in his hamstring and throw your leg over to get position. You should have "disappeared" out from under your opponent to reappear behind and in control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Wiltz has got it right. Most guys (especially beginners) hesitate at the whistle. Use that hesitation against your opponent. Attack on the whistle, then finish the move.
    A second response to the failed shot - when you are buried under your opponent with both hands on one leg - down on both knees. Post your inside hand down on the mat. Raise your outside knee and sit out. Put your head in his hamstring and throw your leg over to get position. You should have "disappeared" out from under your opponent to reappear behind and in control.
    hey you replied to me awile back? its not even that i cant shoot i get the shot. i tried right off the bat to do it but he just gave me a hard cross face and got behind me. it doesnt really seem to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by specialk View Post
    hey you replied to me awile back? its not even that i cant shoot i get the shot. i tried right off the bat to do it but he just gave me a hard cross face and got behind me. it doesnt really seem to work
    Plan your finish as you're walking back to the center.. know which way you plan to go, and immediately after you get in, finish. This is especially necessary if you are finishing with your head outside.

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    Default Re: How to start a match // get up after shot attempt

    A few other points in addition to what both Mr Richardson and Wiltz said:

    1) Keep moving once you take the shot and practice doing so when you're drilling. If you stop your motion once he sprawls, that gives him time to square up his hips. Keep moving and creating angles and keep driving into him to make him continue to adjust to your motion.

    2) In practice, tell your partner to sprawl when you shoot, so that you're constantly being placed in that same position. Plan for that to happen, so that when it does, you know what to do. Show up early for practice, or stay late and ask your coach for some ideas based on the position you most often find yourself in after a failed shot. He may not have time to address your particular issue in the normal course of practice, so staying for an extra 5 or 10 minutes can really pay off.

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    thanks this helped alot
    still lost 2 of 3 matches this past tournament...due to the same thing that i talked about

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