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Defend and Score Off Your Opponent’s Leg Attacks!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Alex Clemsen, University of Missouri Head Assistant Coach, starts by explaining that the stance is the first line of defense. He explains the importance of the lead foot forward, and having the lead leg forward you only have to worry about the opponent attacking one leg.


Drill Summary: Coach Clemsen explains the body positions in the split stance. The head is in front of the shoulder, shoulder in front of the knee, and the knee in front of the toe. He also explains the movement in a stance. He states that your body should stay in alignment along with your feet in correct position, moving forward, backward, and side-to-side.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attack Defense.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn Kyle Dake’s Secrets to Scoring with the Claw!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

4x National Champion at Cornell University, Kyle Dake, demonstrates a segment called “Learning Drills.” In this segment, Dake begins by letting wrestlers get in the “claw” and the “pry-ride,” and instructs them to wrestle their way out.

Learning Drills

Drill Summary: The “claw” technique needs to be customized for each individual wrestler. Once the wrestler has an opportunity to perform the technique on their own then the coach should suggest that they try it another way and customize it to their strengths and away from their weaknesses. Kyle explains how to start learning the “claw” by playing a game to see if the top man can roll the bottom man, and the bottom man tries to keep the top man from succeeding.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Kyle Dake’s Claw Series.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Create More Opportunities for Nearfall Turns and Pins!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Mark Ironside, two time NCAA Champion, teaches you the chop and drive. This technique will teach you to keep weight on the opponent and constant grinding pressure from the top position. The chop and drive also gets the bottom man flat and allows you to transition easily into numerous nearfall turns and pins.

Chop & Drive

Drill Summary: Begin with a bump and chest pressure to get weight on the hands of the bottom man, immediately change to a chop and continue to drive forward over the near arm and continue to leg and hip drive over the chopped arm until the opponent is flat. The key emphasized by Mark Ironside is the leg drive and knee pressure from the back side.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Art of Breakdowns: Creating Constant Grinding Pressure.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Achieve a Higher Percentage Finish with the Double Leg!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Matt Azevedo, Drexel University Head Coach,  teaches the athlete to maintain good single leg position and to change to an even higher percentage finish with the double leg. This drill can be taught as an attack in itself once mastered.

Change to a Double Leg

Drill Summary: From a single leg on the knees, knee slide and re-penetrate into good single leg position. Next slide your head across his body to the opposite hip and into a double leg on the opposite side. The key is keep good position. In addition, this can become a go to technique and not a secondary finish.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Single Leg Finishes: From the Feet to the Mat.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn a Technique that will Help Your Wrestlers Get a Quick Reversal!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Eric Akin, 3x Big 8 Champion, shows you a “compact” technique from the bottom position. This technique will help your wrestlers get a quicker reversal.


Common mistakes are emphasized by Coach Akin. First, many athletes sit out too far and get extended. Second, from the sit out position, do not lean back. Stay in good wrestling stance position with hips under your shoulders.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Youth Wrestling: Escape Fundamentals.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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