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See How to Get a Strong Opponent on the Mat!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chris Perry, two-time NCAA Champion and three-time All-American for Oklahoma State University, shows you how to get a strong opponent to the mat. When you’re on top and have both of your legs in, simply chopping your opponent’s arms won’t get the job done completely!

Getting a Strong Opponent Down

Drill Summary: From a position where you’re on top of your opponent and they’re stuck in a solid base, use your feet to run forward as you take both of your hands and lift up on one of your opponent’s wrists. This will immediately cause them to go flat to their belly on the mat, allowing you to lock their arm out and transition to a control position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Chris Perry’s Punishing Leg Ride Series.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Learn the Carry Cradle from Jesse Delgado!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Two-time National Champion and three-time All-American at the University of Illinois, Jesse Delgado, demonstrates the carry cradle. This move is one of Delgado’s signature moves and can be used as an alternative to some of the other moves you’d otherwise utilize out of the funk position.

Carry Cradle

Drill Summary: When the opponent has your leg in a low single, high leg over them and keep your leg straight and heavy on the back of the opponent’s neck. In this position, sit on your heel with your toe on the mat. Next, dip your shoulder and shoot your hand through the opponent’s legs. Then, lock out their leg, roll over the top, grab the opponent’s neck and get your cradle. Make sure you keep your hand on their back the entire time or they’ll be able to stop this chain of moves.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Jesse Delgado’s Single Leg Finishes and Funk Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Learn a Simple Drive & Hit Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rob Eiter, University of Maryland assistant coach and five-time U.S. Open National Champion, presents a drill that can be used to practice technique during a warm-up. The “Drive & Hit Drill” helps wrestlers learn to attack as they have a baseball grip hold, a position that can transition into a single leg.

Drive & Hit Drill

Drill Summary: Grab the opponent’s wrist in a baseball grip. Next, get your feet working and focus on never letting go of the opponent’s wrist. Drive into your opponent over and over again, working on the angle and timing of your attacks (meet the opponent’s foot as soon as it hits the mat). This drill can be progressed further into letting go of the wrist for a single leg takedown.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attacks from a Dominant Wrist Control Position (Includes Left Leg Lead Techniques).” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!




Take Advantage of a Front Headlock!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Getting an opponent into a front headlock can provide a variety of opportunities, but there’s also a chance that you could get stuck. University of Northern Iowa head coach and 2008 Olympian, Doug Schwab, explains what you can do if you find you and your opponent locked into a battle.

Front Headlock

Drill Summary: The goal of Coach Schwab’s demonstration is to drive and put the opponent’s butt into their heels. From there, if you can keep going, great! If they re-catch their legs, it’ll allow you to shift to their side and attack. If you shift and they put their arm up to stop you, catch their arm and move your arm to their hip and turn them over on their back.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Wrestling Practice with Doug Schwab.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!




Learn the Head Lever from Eric Guerrero!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, April 1, 2016

Eric Guerrero, Oklahoma State University head assistant coach and distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, has two young wrestlers demonstrate a head lever for you. The head lever can be used from the top position to get you in position to drive and circle the opponent’s hips to the mat.

Head Lever

Drill Summary: On the chop, slide your hand to the opponent’s wrist and keep pressure on them. From there, take both of your knees off to apply more pressure and drop your head under your opponent’s armpit. Next, drive and circle the opponent’s hips to the mat. From there, you could also elevate the opponent’s wrist, sit through with your opposite hip, duck in the arm and go for a pinning combination.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “AAU Wrestling Skills Series: Scoring from the Top Position.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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