Wrestling For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 27, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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The fast and easy way to pin down the sport of wrestling

Wrestling is a fast-paced sport with many technicalities, rules, and ways to score points—making it difficult for spectators to follow the score and understand whistles and restarts. In Wrestling For Dummies, author and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo explains the scoring system and unique rules of wrestling to new competitors, confused parents, and fans of this ancient and captivating sport.

Wrestling For Dummies also explains the rich history of the sport and covers the six styles of competitive wrestling and their distinction from the modern entertainment-based "pro wrestling."

  • Covers Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling
  • Plain-English explanations of wrestling rules
  • Details the history of wrestling

Whether you're just getting started as a wrestler or enjoy it as a spectator sport, Wresting For Dummies makes this sport accessible and easy to understand.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Wrestling 101 Understanding
7
Identifying What Wrestling Is
21
Being Equipped to Wrestle
33
Creating a Solid Wrestling
43
Staying Healthy Safe and in Shape
67
The Mental Aspect Wrestling in the Right Mindset
93
Grappling with the Fundamentals and Basic Movements
109
Taking Down Your Opponent Attacks and Counterattacks
187
Putting It All Together Pinning Combinations
221
The Adults behind You Coaches and Parents
241
Running a Productive Practice with Key Drills
265
Knowing How to Be a Supportive Parent
307
The Part of Tens
323
Ten Plus One Wrestling Camps
333
Index
343

Hitting the Mat and Using Your Moves
135
Reversing Your Fortune Reversals
167

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About the author (2012)

Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In so doing, he became the youngest American — at the age of 20 — to ever win a gold medal in wrestling.

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