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Use Proper Defense Against the Funk!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jordan Leen, assistant coach of 2015 ACC Tournament champion Virginia, does a great job of teaching his wrestlers how to defend against the funk. Leen knows that wrestlers need to remain disciplined and protected to triumph, and in this clip you’ll learn some of the techniques that have led to the Cavaliers’ success.

Wrestler Disciplines and Protections

Drill Summary: From any leg attack, it’s important for wrestlers to keep their feet tucked back under their hips so the opponent can’t ankle pass. It’s also key to keep weight the your hips, not the hands. If the opponent does pass the ankle, the wrestler can bring their other foot over to be able to to sit on the ankles and glide. From there, the wrestler can hover while keeping their weight back.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Defense Against the Funk.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Increase the Power and Explosiveness of Your Wrestlers!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oklahoma State’s wrestling program has excelled under legendary head coach John Smith. A large part of the Cowboys’ success must be attributed to Smith’s strength and conditioning coach Gary Calcagno. In this drill, Calcagno goes over the first two lifts of OSU’s power and explosion lifting series.

Power & Explosion Series

Drill Summary: In this clip, clean grip jump shrugs and snatch grip jump shrugs are performed. The athlete focuses on jumping with the hip, knee and ankle. For the clean grip jump, the athlete hinges the hips, puts their butt back, gets their chest over the bar and jumps. Focus on jumping straight up and allow the bar to pick you up. For the snatch grip jump, keep the arms straight until you jump.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Training for Power and Explosiveness.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Attack the Opponent’s Leg Using an Across Single!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2013 U.S. World Team Trials and U.S. Open champion Obe Blanc is one of the best at using single leg takedowns. In this clip, you’ll learn how Blanc gets an across single against his opponents.

Across Single

Drill Summary: To start the move, get the opponent in an elbow tie. From the elbow tie, pull the opponent toward you to get them to step forward. Once the opponent steps, change levels and step toward the opponent’s leg while reaching across the body with your opposite arm and grabbing the opponent’s leg. Meanwhile, pull the opponent’s arm over the top of your body while grabbing their leg. After that, swing around the opponent’s leg and look to shoot your hand outside hand to the mat. From there, keep your head tight to the opponent’s body and drop down to grab their ankle. Next, step up, put the ankle on your knee, let go of the ankle and clamp.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Obe Blanc’s Single Leg Attacks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Score Big Points with a Cradle from the Single Leg!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

In this clip, 2010 ACC Coach of the Year Steve Garland shows you how to hit a cradle from an inside single leg. As a former ACC Wrestler of the Year, Garland has been able to use the cradle from just about any position, including the offensive neutral position, top position and when an opponent decides to shoot.

Cradle from Head Inside Single

Drill Summary: From the head inside single position, execute a “knockout punch” (throw the arm down) to get the opponent on the mat. Expecting the opponent to come up, the wrestler relocates their grip to the knee. If the opponent stays down, the wrestler drives their knee through the opponent’s face, brings their other hand over the opponent’s head and drops the knee into the cradle.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Cradle from Anywhere.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Learn How to Underhook on the Far Side!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

University of Virginia assistant coach Keith Gavin uses the underhook to prepare himself for an attack. In this short clip, watch Gavin as he gets an underhook on the side opposite of his lead leg and on the same side as his head. Then, see how coach Gavin uses the underhook to secure a high crotch.

Far Side Underhook

Drill Summary: To get an underhook on the side opposite the wrestler’s lead leg, bump the opponent’s elbow off using your head when the opponent has a collar tie to create some space, then slip the arm under to get the underhook. In this position, the wrestler’s head will be on the same side as their underhook. From this position, the wrestler opens up the elbow and throws the underhook past their head before windshield wiping the back leg, getting the arm deep and driving through the double leg.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Keith Gavin’s Underhooks & Drags.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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