How to do Professional Wrestling Moves & Stances : Basic Stances for Youth Wrestling Moves


Hi! My name is Matthew Moyles. I’m a coach
here at Minisink Valley. I’m here on behalf of Expert Village and today we’re going
to go over competitive wrestling. Okay today we’re going to discuss basic competitive
wrestling. First thing you need to know is when you start off in wrestling you start
off what’s called a neutral position. That is two wrestlers standing on opposing lines
standing up facing each other. The object is to take down your opponent and score 2
points for a takedown. Today, I’ll use my associates here Richard Denison and Joshua
Derks to go over the basics to show you how a wrestler would get in proper stance. Richard
here is going to get in what is known as a sugar foot stance or a sweet foot stance.
Richard. Notice one thing about Richard’s stance is that his elbow, shoulder and knee
are all in line with his foot. If he turns this way you can see it too where his shoulder,
elbow, knee are all in line with his foot. Now, if he turns to face the camera, you can
see another thing is that his head is always up. Your head as a wrestler could never be
down, because if it’s down you’re not looking at your opponent. Alright, so head
is always up. If you move over to here this is Josh. Josh is going to get into basic wide
stance. Notice the same thing his back is straight. If he turns this way, you can see
his back is straight; he’s not hunched over. If he’s hunched over he can’t look at
his opponent so his back is straight. His elbow, his knee and his foot are all basically
in line. Now the difference between these two stances is if you’re in the sugar foot
stance, as Richard is here, you have a better agility and a better chance of getting a quick
shot. Now Richard, I’m going to ask you to do me a favor and just do a quick penetration
step. Alright, so he comes in real quick, now whereas Josh is in a wider stance so he
has more leverage. He’s got a wider base so he lift and there’s more power. Rather
than doing a quick shot, he might want to do something where he gets underneath the
arms and he uses his weight and his balance to throw around his opponent. Richard could
you come back here for a sec. Alright if you notice Josh is in a wide stance, so now if
you see the distance between his feet are shoulder weight apart. This gives you more
stability and a better base, whether the opponent is riding high or up towards your head it
works very well in that situation.


44 Responses

  1. gcmsboy1234

    May 30, 2009 3:38 am

    hey. Dumbass. We can all see what your fucking name is you dont have to tell us the name of your channel.

  2. Kyle Legg

    November 25, 2009 10:52 am

    Nice trash comments loosers…if you're so good, why are you searching for youtube vidoes of basic stances? This is a great instructional video for beginners. I do agree that the common names are square and attack / staggered.

  3. Ryan Coolie

    January 11, 2011 6:49 am

    i am a wrestler you can look me up at
    the mat rat ryan.h 2 2010 and this is a good video if i was you haters you try and vs them

  4. jeffrey fiehler

    August 21, 2011 8:22 am

    is wrestling easy to pick up on? i dont really know anything about wrestling. i think im in shape, but if im not, im in weight training this semester. im just worried that im gonna get my ass handed to me.

  5. elena ramirez

    September 3, 2011 9:47 am

    @JEFFREY2817 dnt trip ive been in this 5 months and im kicken bitches asses all the time but jusst practice and practice…….

  6. Jinrikishaa

    January 25, 2012 9:19 am

    @ska7ter97 don't give up. The longer you wrestle, the better you will get. I know kids never won a match as freshmen and started dominating tournaments/placing at states at their senior year.

  7. kerrywsmyth

    February 23, 2012 10:44 am

    There is so many things wrong with this video. Forget the content, technique and explanations for a second. #1. Why called "professional" wrestling? That is so misleading! And also, #2, why is this on a channel that also has videos about Gardening? My head hurts just thinking about this.

  8. John B

    March 1, 2012 2:26 am

    i do wrestling at mt school, this is my second year and it's about to be over, Theses tips really helped. Thank you.

  9. SkyYourPT

    June 22, 2012 7:13 am

    Is it too late to start wrestling as a sophmore?? Ive got the build and the right weight (6'3 170 pounds) but I dont know how to wrestle, is it worth trying or is it too late?

  10. Mark Lasing

    June 27, 2012 12:36 pm

    Go for it! im going to be a freshman never wrestled a day in my life. Just go for it its never to late..

  11. 09bigc

    June 29, 2012 6:03 pm

    I been wrestling since 6th grade and i always had my own stance and i had a perfect season as a 8th grader!!

  12. JAYtheMAN2121

    September 15, 2012 3:05 am

    I want to start wrestling in highschool. I am in 11th grade and have no wrestling experience. I have swam competitively for a little shy of 10 years and I lift and jog nearly every day so I am in excellent shape. I am 5'2" and 146 lbs. My friends tell me I should quit swimming and start body building so i dont think the getting in shape part will be an issue. Do you think it is too late for me to start this sport?

  13. Kaine Wofford

    September 19, 2012 9:55 am

    Wrestling is a technique sport. size doesnt matter. neither does strength, however both do help and can be an advantage, technique, hardwork, and skill is all you need to be sucessful. we have 1 legged champions, and even at my school we have literally 5'2 kids who are good.

  14. Brennan Norris

    October 27, 2012 12:49 am

    im gonna try these, im a true beginner at this sport. Would anybody know any good moves or tips for a guy like me? cuz im 6 foot even, and 190 pounds

  15. Controlaring

    November 19, 2012 12:29 am

    I'm not a beginner but do need to improve stance. Your stance is one of the most important things to win a match believe or not


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