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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!




Defend Against Claw Rides and Crab Rides!

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

With the claw and crab rides becoming popular with today’s wrestlers, it’s even more important to prepare a proper ride defense. In this video, Edinboro University assistant coach Cliff Moore shows you one of his signature moves – the push back. Use the push back technique to frustrate opponents from the bottom position.

Push Backs

Drill Summary: The goal of the push back is to get the top wrestler’s weight off. In the base position, the wrestler wants to have their weight back and have a wide angle from their body to their arms. The head should also be in line with the back. The wrestler should either use their hips or elbows to push back. As the wrestler tries to improve their position, get the elbow high on the opponent and use the weight against them. From this position, the wrestler can drive back into the opponent to get the rest of the opponent’s weight off.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Cliff Moore’s Push Back Series.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Use Coleman Scott’s Post Double Leg!

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

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Coleman Scott baits his opponents into reaching, opening up an opportunity to attack. While the post double isn’t Scott’s go-to move, it’s proven very effective in competition. See for yourself why the post double is a great move to use when hand fighting!

Post Double

Drill Summary: The first thing the wrestler needs to do is bait their opponent into reaching. Scott does this by pulling on the back of his opponent’s head. From there, the opponent is forced to post. When the opponent reaches, the wrestler grabs above the elbow and steps simultaneously. Next, the wrestler brings their hand from the back of the head and reaches outside while the lead knee passes between the opponent’s feet. Then, the hands can lock below the opponent’s butt and the wrestler can fly their knee, block the opponent’s knee and take them down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Coleman Scott’s Double Leg Takedown.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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