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Learn to Chop Like a Four Time All-American!

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

Joe LeBlanc, assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado, takes you through an alternate version of the chop that he used to become a four time All-American at the University of Wyoming. LeBlanc’s chop can serve as a change of pace for opponents who may already be conditioned to the traditional chop style.

The Chop

Drill Summary: The wrestler starts behind their opponent, directly square to the opponent’s shoulders. The outside leg starts up, and the same hand starts on the opponent’s belly button. The key to this version of the chop is to shift the opponent’s hips with the off side arm. While the elbow hits the opponent’s hip, the other hand breaks down the opponent’s arm and the wrestler takes the opponent’s hip into the mat. Finally, the wrestler slides back into a tight waist tilt.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Dominant Technique and Attacks from the Top Position.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Improve Your Starts in the Top Position!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 11, 2013

As the former coach for Jordan Borroughs (World and Olympic Champion), Mark Manning, knows what it takes to be a great wrestler in the top position. You will see how to improve your starts with this jam and chop breakdown.

Instruction: First, line up tight to the opponent’s hips and with chest pressure down on the lower back. Second, on the whistle, get hip to hip, get chest pressure on the upper back and belly pressure down on his lower back. Third, and at the same time, pry out on the outside thigh as one would in a spiral ride and drive into his ribs with that outside shoulder. Fourth, drive with your feet and stay off your knees as you drive the back leg into the opponent’s hips. Finally, chop the near arm by driving the hips over the near arm using the pressure described here. Note that all of his action is taking place at the same time.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Top Position: Skills to Dominate.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Riding, click here




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