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Great Freestyle/Greco Wrestling Books/DVD's?


#1

Does anyone have any recommendations, these instructionals would need to be on basics. I'm only going to be able to wrestle once every few weeks so a great isstructional would be very helpful. Thanks.


#2

hey you might also want to check out flowrestling.com

It is essentially a website entirely dedicated to wrestling videos, and there are plenty of good quality technique videos. Plus its free!


#3

Cheers m8!


#4

Greco-Wrestling Techniques
Thats the legit title and the author was a former national level coach and competitor.
It not only covers moves from every position you can think of, but it does a great job of describing situational use as well as baiting/setups


#5

I haven't bought anything yet, but check out http://www.scientificwrestling.com/

And flowrestling is a great site. They have a segment called technique tuesday that has a lot of good moves.


#6

Wrestling is really not something you can learn from a book, or video.
You can only learn it from time on the mat.

I would not count on being able to improve, by working with a book, or working on your wrestling
once every few weeks.

this user on Youtube has some decent videos.

kmc


#7

yeah, that pretty much hits the nail on the head. Knowing how to do a move is very based in feeling. Really, when I imagine doing a move I can "feel" the move more than I can visualize it.


#8

Randy Couture put out a pretty basic one called "Wrestling for Fighting"...its pretty good.


#9

Needs to be repeated.

But I know how it is, you want to supplement your training and a book/video is all you can manage :-/

Flowwrestling.org (as mentioned)

lockflow.com

wrestling playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6F188163505AD9A4

front headlock stuff: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E98D49A9D5279DFA

Technique Analysis by the USA Wrestling website:
http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=8&page=ta

^last one the pictures aren't that great often, but it gives you a lot of things to youtube.