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Eric Akin, former 4X All-American for Iowa State University, demonstrates teaching and practicing the basic skill of the ‘Hip Heist.’ Akin’s youth wrestlers will practice X# of repetitions left, left then right, right. You will see how the ‘Hip Heist’ is a key physical skill for bottom wrestling.
Athletes begin in a bear crawl position, bring one foot under to a belly up or crab walk position.
With University of Virginia Head Coach Steve Garland you will learn about the intangibles of drilling and how to drill properly. The ‘Underhook Drill’ shown by Coach Garland is a creative way to get wrestlers warmed up and ready to go without the mindless slogging (slow + jogging) so common in practice rooms of today.
Wrestlers will become much more comfortable with the underhook position and have more fun as the warm up becomes more of a game. Preventing staleness is a key for being successful in wrestling and Coach Garland has shown a great drill to get the room fired up and excited to practice.
2008 NCAA Champion at Cornell, Jordan Leen, goes over a set-up called the ‘Chop Opposite Side Boot’. When executing this move, be sure to focus on Coach Leen’s phrase of “using the feet like hands” to get leg control.
Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Signature Move Series: Jordan Leen’s Safe Leg Series.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Riding, CLICK HERE.
In this segment, Head Coach at the East Kansas Wrestling Club, Eric Akin, demonstrates his method for teaching the inside penetration step. When the athlete is practicing the inside penetration step, it is important that the shoulders rotate.
Begin by having the athlete drop the back knee, push off the back foot and drive the front knee to the mat; then, as the front knee drives down, the back knee steps up. So, the motor pattern cue is, “knee down knee up”. Coach Akin also demonstrates a drill to learn this skill in which the partner steps back each time as the practicing partner shoots again and again rotating the shoulders and alternating from one side to the other-right foot inside step then left foot inside step.
See how you can score from your feet using the under hook with wrist control. Indiana University Head Coach, Duane Goldman, gives wrestlers another option to get a crackdown using the under hook with wrist control. These techniques and skills would benefit even the most experienced coach for years.
From that position the wrestler could get a Cradle or a Ball and Chain with a Half Nelson. There is also a possibility to execute a Leg and Arm Turk if the wrestlers’ legs are straight.