In the world of wrestling technique, there are few areas that are absolutely required for success. Shot defense is one of these areas.
Shot defense is near the core of any wrestler’s confidence. A wrestler can be ridden, horrible on top, or extremely poor at initiating their own takedowns, and still win. But a wrestler who cannot stop their opponent’s attacks is truly helpless.
In addition to solidifying confidence, shot defense can also propel a wrestler to new levels. The ability to turn defense into offense is a characteristic of all great wrestlers.
Don’t neglect the techniques that are both the foundation of wrestling success, and the key to reaching higher levels.