Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Basic wrestling skills for western martial arts

Michael Panian || Swordfighters || Canada

Wrestling basics for the beginner and for those interested in improving their wrestling performance. Wrestling can be thought of as a series of decision points which are like the junctions or branches on a tree. Each branching point requires a choice and what you choose dictates the opportunities that you have at the next decision point. The main decision points are entering, taking control, penetration, and takedown. Learning this approach turns wrestling into a goal driven intuitive process. This way of thinking can be applied to other grappling arts and martial arts in general.