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June 01, 2008

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This article picks up from the basic breakdowns and escapes we looked at last month to talk about how to finish off your opponent with a pin or devastating lead in points. A pin is when both of your opponent's shoulder blades are touching the mat, and it ends the match immediately, in your favor. This is, obviously, good for you, even if it is fairly humiliating for your opponent… Continue Reading

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May 01, 2008

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In the past couple months' articles we have gone over some of the basics of wrestling. We've looked at a small set of movements from the feet, but what happens when we get on the mat? This month we will talk about the bottom position for escapes and reversals as well as breakdowns from the top position.

When you and your opponent are set up with one in the bottom… Continue Reading

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April 01, 2008

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In last month's article I talked about the very basics of wrestling--the stance, penetration step, and some fundamental movements and defense. Now that you are armed with some kind of knowledge on how to set out on the path to wrestling stardom, we ought to explore some options in offense.

This month we will talk about set-ups, double-leg and single-leg takedowns, and some finishes. Once we… Continue Reading

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March 01, 2008

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Wrestling has long been known as one of the oldest sports in history. Martial arts originated from the very simple sport of two individuals combating directly against one another, one on one. One of the things that attracted me to wrestling to begin with is the idea that it was "fair." As a kid I was always into sports but I was a total shrimp. My two or three strides on the soccer… Continue Reading

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