Wrestling: technique or 'body type'?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Demetrious, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Demetrious

    Demetrious White Belt

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    For people who did wrestling, I have a question (ps: I don't anything about wrestling)

    Fighters who have bad wrestling defense (or not so good wrestling) like Carlos Condit is result more of bad technique or they are limited by their body type [or something like that]?
     
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    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    technique

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  3. rmongler

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    i think the more interesting question is; how would one come to think of this as a question?

    theres a very easy perspective check to do here, is it a regular occurrence for highly skilled or experienced fighters to be defeated by journeymen who just so happen to have a certain morphology? the answer to that question will tell the tale.
     
  4. eembach

    eembach Imperial Grandmaster Banned

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    Body type certainly alters some dynamics, although nearly any body type has been shown to be capable of effective wrestling; technique or lack thereof is a highly relevant factor in grappling exchanges.
     
  5. memphis0789

    memphis0789 Purple Belt

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    a shorter stockier frame is thought to be good for wrestling since its a lower center of gravity and less movement from stance to shot with more weight carried per unit of measurement in height lends itself well to the low stance among other thing. this being said some wrestlers like ben askren can have the complete wrong body for wrestling and still be great because theyre technique is so good/inovative
     
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    Both, there are techniques designed for smaller/stocky people, and also for long and lanky wrestlers, they weigh each other out.
     

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