Mark Ironside: Sitback Series
on February 11, 2015
These are the lessons: 1) Bottom positioning to achieve the quickest sitback. 2) Sitback positioning and control so that they can't knock you over easily. I liked his details on slight weight shifts when you are in the sitting position to make it more difficult for your opponent to break you down. 3) Hand fighting and Hand control so that you are able to defend breakdowns & free yourself to escape. He goes over very effective ways to beat the double underhook & the 2 on 1. There is a Question and Answer session from students where he goes into how to fight someone pulling you back, fight crab ride, spiral ride, tight cross wrist, and chicken wing. 4) Hip heist- how to hip heist so that once you do free yourself from their grips during the hand fight you can hip heist and escape. He teaches a very effective way on how to show children the hip heist. 5) Standup as a secondary escape plan and how to hit it from the sitback situation. 6) how to do the head garzone. I am now actually teaching this series to my children. I have got to say it is easily 5 of 5 stars. This is why: As I learn more about wrestling I learn that some escape plans (eg, stand up, granby flips, etc.) are mostly for explosive, fast twitch fiber, strong, well balanced, gymnastic type athletic people. Some of these escapes are not meant as the primary escape for everyone because not everyone will be athletic enough to pull it off. This sitback is a much easier primary escape plan that is just as effective as any other & can still lead to other secondary opportunistic escapes like standing. Yet it doesn't require you to have as many natural athletic attributes to pull it off. As a matter of fact because of this I find that this series is much easier to teach, learn, grasp, and pull off for children. It has much simpler steps to follow and master. It seems so simple that it baffled me at first. I wanted a more complicated system with more obscure answers. But it is simple, plain, easy, effective, and you are able to teach to children of all levels & abilities quickly without requiring them to be naturally athletic and strong. Some of the details he gives are not found on any other DVDs that I own (I own over 100). There is no other better sitback or sit out series on the market & I know cause I own them all. Worth every penny and more. Definitely buy it.
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