Beginning Wrestlingby Thomas Ryan, Julie Sampson
It's like playing chess with your body--moves and countermoves that outwit and overpower your opponent. Once you learn the basic rules of school-style wrestling, and the strategies for winning matches, you're on your way to being a champion. And, whatever your age, size, or athletic ability, there is a place for you in the sport. It's a matter of getting yourself physically and mentally fit. Find out the right equipment to buy, especially shoes and headgear. Then, practice starting positions, following the instructions and photos of each stance. Add the essential offensive and defensive strategies, including inside step series, level changes, takedowns, and common countermoves. Learn to move and feint to create proper angles of attack, and control your opponent at will. A master plan shows how to set and reach weekly, monthly, and season-long goals. Sidebars feature famous people who got their start in wrestling.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 14 Years
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This is a very thorough, but basic book. It teaches you the rules in depth, which is something every wrestler should know. Parents and spectators would do well to learn these also, so they know what is going on in a match.
The book covers basic moves, stances, and technigue. I wish in this area it covered a little bit more in depth. Though for a beginner I feel this is about the best book you can have. Then as your wrestler advances, go into more in depth books on drills and moves. The pictures are very clear and this is where this book steps up above the rest.
I recommend this book absolutely to any beginning wrestler, or his/her parent.
this book knows what it is talking about. I'm just starting off to understand wrestling because my kids want to get into it. my kids are 9 and 8 and they can read and understand this book. great book for everyone.