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Fight Out of a Leg Hook!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jordan Leen, University of Virginia assistant coach, walks you through how to counter an opponent that hooks your armpit with their leg when you’re looking for a “swing it and step on it” situation. Coach Leen shows you what he does to force opponents onto their belly, or even into a cradle.

Leg Hook Under the Armpit

Drill Summary: When you’re trying to go for a “swing it and step on it” move, but your opponent hooks your arm pit with their feet, this is the move that Coach Leen recommends. First, focus on keeping heavy hips and a high head/chest. Quickly shift your hips and crowd toward the opponent’s head, then work on catching a cradle. If your opponent starts to suspect this move, they might panic and flip over, allowing you to get on top of them.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Defense Against the Funk.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Foot Fight to Prevent the Opponent from Locking!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

University of Virginia head coach, Steve Garland, says his favorite drill of all-time is the “Foot Fighting Drill”. In this clip, coach Garland shows you the drill and how to move your feet to keep opposing wrestlers from riding your legs.

Foot Fighting Drill

Drill Summary: This drill is to be used to prevent leg riders from ever getting a lock on your legs. Without an opponent on you, work on a “windshield wiper” movement with both of your legs, moving them back and forth with your hands and knees on the ground. Add an opponent and have them try to lock either of your legs, then work on sliding your feet under theirs and avoiding the lock.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Find Your Escape: Defense Against Leg Riders.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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