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Become a Rock on the Bottom Position!

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

Learn how to be in control in the bottom position from Mark Perry, associate head coach at the University of Illinois and two time NCAA champion. Perry wants his wrestlers to always have a great base and be ready to counter whatever the opponent throws at them.

Bottom Technique

Drill Summary: Make sure to keep the elbows out and head up. According to coach Perry, if you have the opportunity to make something happen, take it!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Next Generation Wrestling Drills.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn How to Close the Gap Properly on Your Opponent!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

All-American Alex Clemsen teaches you how to properly close the gap as a defensive wrestler. This basic, yet important, technique disrupts your opponent’s ability to penetrate through his attack. That allows you to turn defense into offense.

Leg Attack Defense

Coach Clemsen explains the “down block”, calling it the “upper-cut’, basically using the forearm into the opponent’s chest. He cautions the wrestler not to leave his arm on the opponent’s chest due to the fact that the opponent could use that as a counter method (using the dump, fireman’s carry, etc.) Alex suggests that a wrestler should spin to the trail leg first, rather than attacking the chin, to try to get a cheap, free and easy point first. He also explains the use of the trail hand using a monkey grip in the armpit keeping the elbow tight so that your opponent cannot peak-out.

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

Excellent Tips for Chain Wrestling from Kyle Dake!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Four-time NCAA Champ Kyle Dake – the first wrestler to win titles at four different weights – shows you drills to develop a chain wrestling mentality from the top position. These drills allow you to move from one pinning hold to another, racking up near-fall points on the way to a tech fall.

Chain Wrestling

This segment demonstrates how to teach a wrestler that its acceptable to be on your back as long as you are in control and not pinning yourself. In the first drill Kyle explains the “2-on-1 tilt” and how to expose the back using the hip, knees, and feet to control your opponent. This technique also demonstrates how to rotate him over your face back and forth in a drill fashion. Kyle shows how to do the same drill using the “half-nelson” again using your feet, hips, and knees to rotate your opponent.

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

Two Drills to Help You Learn Proper Single Leg Position!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Drexel University Head Coach, Matt Azevedo, demonstrates two drills to add to your practice library. The Move and Hold drill and Sprawl and Penetrate drill build strong single leg finishing technique to score each time.

Proper Single Leg Position

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

Put Yourself in Position to Win More Matches with the “Spiral Ride!”

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two-time NCAA Champion Mark Ironside gives you the small adjustment that he developed when using the spiral ride that will break your opponent down to the mat and keep him there. This technique leads to a near wrist tie, and perfect position to start working a variety of turns.

Spiral Ride

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


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