This local kid was wrestling in a tournament recently when his opponent threw legs on him, quickly broke him down and promptly “ripped him a new one.”
You have exactly 1 second, from the time legs are in, to counter. If you counter successfully, no problem. In the next few seconds you can be scoring an escape, reversal or more – quickly and efficiently.
But this kid froze.
Later in the match, same athlete ended up with a 2 on 1.
Again: he froze.
In both cases, instead of immediately moving to the next step…
During our Olympic Styles training, we have a saying: He who hesitates gets tossed.
That same hesitation will also get you beat in folkstyle more often than not.
In the match above that I watched with my own 4 eyes, This wrestler froze because, instead of instinctively doing what he’s been trained to do…
He was trying to think of which thing to do.
This happens often when a wrestler is exposed to multiple solutions to the same problem.
Example: Five different trainers may – probably will – show you 5 different ways to hit a single leg. Even if all 5 of them are right (most of them are probably flawed but that’s for another time), which one will you hit?
More likely than not…
None of them.
Hence, I introduce you to the Power of One.
As in, One System of doing things.
When in critical situations, you have exactly No Time to Think – Only react.
Learning one proven, highly successful system of winning wrestling takes you down the path to:
- Fast implementation of moves
- Reacting rather than thinking
- High confidence level, knowing exactly what to do next
Athletes who train here this summer will automate THIS ONE system so completely, that I will proudly display, with full confidence, their training via the Final Exam (we even record it as proof that I’ve done my job).
It is a thing to behold.
An entire room of athletes, speed drilling through the entire system taught in just one week – and excelling at it, too.
Most camps don’t DARE to attempt this – because the result would be an abject failure.
Here, the expectations are high – and the results on full display for every parent to see at the last session.