What’s your best move?

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 in Technique, Wrestlers

Like some of you, I’ve been following Andy Hrovat’s blog about his time training in Russia. A recent posts mentions a conversation with his friend Irbek Farniev about Russian wrestling that included an absolute gem of  advice for wrestlers of all ages.

 Hrovat writes, “He also told me that you don’t have to be the greatest technician in the world to win a world title, but you do have to have a move you can score on everyone.  To him he made it seem simple, and it is simple.  Know what you are good at and become the best you can be at a few moves to win a world title.”

“World” title can be replaced with state, regional, national or Olympic. The point is to find a few moves that you love and that fit your style. Then master them. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn new techniques. Learning and trying new techniques or holds keeps wrestling fresh. But they aren’t a substitute for your absolute best moves.