Former Olympian, Eric Guerrero, provides you with insight for the single leg defense on the ground. In this sequence, Coach Guerrero has one athlete in the attacking role and one athlete in the defensive role. The defensive athlete is working the skill.
Defense to the single leg begins with the defensive wrestler sliding the attacked leg down and away, “straighten the attacked leg, bend the other leg.” The attacked wrestler needs to rotate his/her hips so the straight and bent legs switch and attacked leg is straight, down and away from the opponent. Second, make sure the hand lock slides up the defensive wrestler’s thigh. Finally, circle away from the locked side.