So you’re interested in learning how to wrestle? Good for you. It’s one of the greatest AND oldest sports of all time. It requires massive amounts of determination, skill, conditioning, and practice. Think about it for a minute… you will be put up against another man and only one will come out victorious. It’s a pretty amazing concept.
Depending on which level you’re wrestling, matches can last anywhere from 3 minutes to 9 minutes. Trust me when I say, every minute feels like an hour during a wrestling match. You’ll be 100% focused and every single muscle will be used. But hey, at least you’ll be in great shape from all of the wrestling you’ll be doing.
Typically, when getting started, you’ll want to wrestle people who are around your same skill level otherwise you won’t really learn too much from the match. I mean, can you really learn something if you get pinned in 7 seconds?
So how can you get started?
Great question. There are many different clubs you can join that have various wrestling teams. However, I’d recommend studying some different wrestling moves at Authority Wrestling before actually jumping into the action. Otherwise your coach may think you’re a fool when he references the “Double leg takedown as a collegiate wrestling move” and you have no idea what he’s talking about.
All in all, I would definitely recommend that you try out the sport— you have nothing to lose. Let me be the first to tell you, it’s a love/hate sport. There are many times when you’ll feel like quitting and you’ll question yourself for even joining in the first place. However, once you experience that first win and the crowd goes crazy, you’ll understand why it’s a lovable sport.
Oh yeah, and check out this wrestling match: