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Circling in Wrestling

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Tony40, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Tony40 White Belt

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    My son was at a tournament yesterday and was thrown twice from a lateral. I know you get a lateral from an over under and your opponent pushing into you...at least I think that's correct. A coach said to bend his knees and stay below his hips when he tries to throw. What we don't understand is when you want to get back to a neutral stance why do you circle? (If that's correct) I know you circle to create angles on your feet, but what other instances do you circle. I know this is wrestling 101 but there are just some things that we aren't getting! Thanks.
     
  2. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    u pretty much answered it yourself but it is hard to hit that throw when your circing cause he will have to move his feat too
     
  3. Tony40 White Belt

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    Thank you so much!! I don't know why we weren't getting that!
     
  4. Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    You can lateral drop when a guy is circling, its easy. Bending the legs and getting low are the key, as your sons coach pointed out. Ideally, you want to be circling from neutral quite a bit. Lateral/back & forth are needed, but generally if you are moving by circling, your offense and defense are going to be generally more efficient.
     

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