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Learn the Straight Leg Counter from John Smith!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

You loved his “How Low Can You Go” Volumes 1 and 2, and now Oklahoma State University head coach, John Smith, is back with Volume 3! In this video from the brand new release, Coach Smith covers the straight leg counter – a difficult, but rewarding move to pull off.

Straight Leg Counter

Drill Summary: When your opponent is going for the straight leg counter, get your knees down and start to pull the opponent’s leg in a circle. Gradually start to sit with your hip to the mat. Next, replace your arm with your other arm and run your opponent down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “How Low Can You Go, Vol. 3 – Beating the Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Prevent Opponents from Stabbing Through!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

Allowing an opponent to stab their arms through from behind can put you into a tough spot on the mat. Russ Cozart, Brandon High School (Florida) head coach and 2014 National Wrestling Coach of the Year, shows you a drill that he’s developed to train wrestlers to ward off an opponent who stabs and reaches.

Stab and Reach

Drill Summary: This is a partner drill. Have one partner stand behind the other, with the person in front maintaining a position with their elbows tucked close to their body. The wrestler in the back tries to stab between their partner’s arms and reach underneath their partner’s elbows to try to maintain control. Meanwhile, the wrestler in front does their best to use their hands and arms to ward off their partner’s attempts to get their hands into a position of control.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Hand Fighting from the Bottom Position.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Execute an Elbow Pass High Level Single!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

Matt Azevedo, Drexel University head coach and U.S. Open Freestyle National Champion, shows you how to perform an elbow pass high level single. Once a wrestler has mastered the elbow pass, they can move on to attacking the legs of the opponent in hopes of getting a takedown.

Elbow Pass High Level Single

Drill Summary: When you’ve mastered the elbow pass, you can use it to get a single leg takedown. Shuffle to the side of your opponent, change your level, pass and sweep in to snag their knee. It’s important to hold onto their elbow with your hand as long as possible. Once you have control of their knee, lift up into them for your single leg.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Elbow Pass Series: Beating the Collar Tie.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Defend Against a High Crotch!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

University of Missouri head assistant coach and former All-American wrestler at Edinboro, Alex Clemsen, shows you how to go on the defensive after your opponent has successfully attacked a high crotch position. The key to stopping the opponent is taking away the angle they want.

High Crotch Defense

Drill Summary: This move is to be completed after the opponent has successfully attacked into a high crotch position. Begin by taking your near-side hand and “destroying” the opponent’s head by doing a tricep extension motion (down and away) on the opponent’s hair line. From there, curl your leg, square your hips and take away the opponent’s angle. As you do this, attack their ribcage with your other hand. Twist on top of the opponent, then move your hands to their arm pit and butt. Finally, go for the butt drag takedown.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attack Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Get an Underhook from a Single Leg Shot!

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

Mark Perry, University of Illinois associate head coach and former two time National Champion wrestler, explains how to use a single leg shot to get an underhook. As opponents become more advanced, you’ll have to find creative ways like this one to get to an underhook position.

Getting the Underhook

Drill Summary: Take a single-leg shot. If you can get the takedown, great! If you can’t secure it, then drive up and bring your arm onto the opponent’s shoulder into an underhook position. The great part about this move is you can continue to do it multiple times in a row until you get into the position that you desire.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “International Tie Series: Iranian and Russian Attacks.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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