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Excerpt — Wrestling Drill Book-2nd Edition

How to use takedown counter drills to your advantage

The premise for takedown counter drills is to stop your opponent’s initial attack and then create a counterattack in which you score.

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Execute a perfect pancake takedown to dominate your opponents

Bill Welker’s pancake takedown series is a neutral position maneuver that very few wrestling authors have given attention to over the years.

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The importance of and best way to use daily practice sessions

The success of your scholastic wrestling program will depend largely on how well you prepare practice sessions from day to day.

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Use specialized wrestling workouts to train for tough matches

The typical wrestling workout session involves spending about 50 percent of the time in the neutral position perfecting takedown skills. This is a smart workout approach because of the great importance takedown superiority has for winning matches. Next, both bottom and top mat wrestling would be equally divided for the purpose of polishing escape or reversal and ride or pinning combination skills.

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