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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (March 30, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873224825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873224826
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""""This book contains easy-to-follow material for the beginning wrestler as well as enough detail to aid the seasoned coach and athlete. A great addition for the serious wrestler."""Tom and Terry Brands1993 World Wrestling ChampionsUSA """This is one of the most technically elaborate wrestling books I have ever read. The precise descriptions and accompanying photos will be of great benefit to all who want to increase their knowledge of wrestling. It covers all aspects of wrestling, from takedowns to pins."""Russ HellicksonHead Wrestling Coach, The Ohio State University "

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"This book contains easy-to-follow material for the beginning wrestler as well as enough detail to aid the seasoned coach and athlete. A great addition for the serious wrestler."
Tom and Terry Brands
1993 World Wrestling Champions—USA

"This is one of the most technically elaborate wrestling books I have ever read. The precise descriptions and accompanying photos will be of great benefit to all who want to increase their knowledge of wrestling. It covers all aspects of wrestling, from takedowns to pins."
Russ Hellickson
Head Wrestling Coach, The Ohio State University


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He wont stop reading the book.
brian joseph walden
The sequences are relativley easy to follow, and the moves' counters are shown back-to-back with the countered technique.
Joseph M Burtner
Most coaching books - especially wrestling ones - suffer from the problem of poor quality photography.
T. Bently

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By "stimuli357" on July 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
I was a 3 time city champ wrestler so I know a plenty about this great sport. I remember reading this book in my sophomore year as I signed up for the wrestling team in my H.S. after they decided to bring the sport back after a one year absence. Everything that the coach thought we weren't ready for the book helped me cover it. I won rookie of the year, city champ and made co-captain as a sophomore The book gave me an edge over several of my team mates (Except the seniors who wrestled in the previous teams.) I'm not saying that the book taught me and made me an outstanding and super wrestler, my coach helped me improve my techniques. I recommend that if you recently joined a wrestling team and have no knowledge other than a couple of moves, buy this book. However, don't let anyone know you're reading it. Surprise everyone by pulling a move during practice and you'll probably make co-captain too.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M Burtner on December 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the most comprehensive book on wrestling technique I've been able to find. The chapters are as such: Basic Skills; Takedowns (106 pages worth!); Escapes and Reversals; Breakdowns, Rides, and Pinning Combinations; Freestyle Turns. The emphasis seems to be on takedowns, but the other sections are good too. The only chapter that really came up short was the one on basic skills, but "Wrestling for Beginners" by Jarman and Hanley can be used to make up for that. While the pictures are in black and white, they are as clear as can be expected, and the wrestlers are always wearing different collored singlets so the reader can distinguish them. The sequences are relativley easy to follow, and the moves' counters are shown back-to-back with the countered technique. Speaking as a submission wrestler, this book definetley improved my game, and I think any martial artist with a realistic training program will find it helpful. I'd also recomend that any high-school wrestler who wants to expand his arsenal buy this book; your coach, no matter how good he is, doesn't have time to show you everything. The only real complaint I have is that some techniques are reffered to before they're shown, which was a little confusing. However, the index and table of contents can solve most of those hang-ups.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Scott Haas (sphaas@msn.com) on January 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent tool for wrestlers and coaches. The focus is to teach wrestling moves that will fine tune or add to your current wrestling skill level. It is an excellent book for both beginner and experienced wrestlers. It is probably the best book for pure skill improvement in the market. That may not be saying much, as there are not a flood of wrestling skill books out there. In future editions the writers could add pictures from other angles with corresponding descriptions. As it is, you can "get there from here" with this book and some patience. This book does not spend time covering motivation or historical topics which for many should be considered a plus. I would reccomend supplimenting this book with video tapes, like the Ken Chertow series or other olympic/college champion video tapes covering wrestling skills.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John on September 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
The only wrestling book so far that actually documents techniques. Other wrestling books dont go this far into detail when talking about techniques and moves. Choose this book if you cant decide which wrestling book to buy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Bently on September 27, 2004
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As an old dog trying to learn new tricks - I didn't start wrestling until I was 30 - I found this book invaluable.

Most coaching books - especially wrestling ones - suffer from the problem of poor quality photography. But here the pics are well-chosen and clear and the text goes straight to the point. And the sheer comprehensiveness of it means you keep returing to it again and again.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be great for breaking down moves so that I could drill with my son at home..please read my up coming article about just how I used this great book in "The Single Mom and the Wrestler" Certainly a must for Mom's or DAD's who are rookies in the stands!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book briefly reviews hundreds of basic to advanced moves by showing a few picures of each critical step in conjunction with a brief discription. For the most part, it assumes the reader is at an intermediate to advanced level although some basics are reviewed at the beginning of the book. The book is very comprehensive for reviewing takedowns and takedown counters and less so for riding and bottom moves. A few basic freestyle moves are also covered. I gave the book 5 stars due to the fact that its the most comprehensive wrestling book I've been able to find and the book I most refer to when encouraging my 8 year old son to add more moves to his portfolio.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. H. Sweet on May 15, 2005
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I purchased this book in tandem with Greco-Roman Wrestling by William A. Martell, and I can't decide which I like better. They are both good.

Winning Wrestling Moves is well written, thorough, and easy to understand. As a mere spectator/admirer of the sport of wrestling, I am pleased with the photos and detail in this book, which help me to understand exactly what I am watching.

Though "Winning" is stressed in this book, the flavor/tone of the author's words also emphasize the love for the sport, competing against one's self to achieve success, and sportsmanship, which is admirable and impressive, since there must naturally be a winner and a loser - both of which are honorable. Also impressive is the fact that this book does not seem to be about shortcuts, just hard work and great technique.

This book has wonderful descriptions with good flow, and though it is technical, it was easy for a non-wrestler to understand. I recommend it for everyone interested in this great sport, not just athletes and coaches.

J.H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles, and wrestling fan
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