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Learn a Key Skill for Bottom Wrestling!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eric Akin, former 4X All-American for Iowa State University, demonstrates teaching and practicing the basic skill of the ‘Hip Heist.’ Akin’s youth wrestlers will practice X# of repetitions left, left then right, right. You will see how the ‘Hip Heist’ is a key physical skill for bottom wrestling. 

Hip Heist

Athletes begin in a bear crawl position, bring one foot under to a belly up or crab walk position.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVDYouth Wrestling: Escape Fundamentals.” View more Wrestling videos on Escapes.

Develop Your Inside Penetration Step with a 4x All American!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, February 14, 2014

In this segment, Head Coach at the East Kansas Wrestling Club, Eric Akin, demonstrates his method for teaching the inside penetration step. When the athlete is practicing the inside penetration step, it is important that the shoulders rotate.

Inside Step Penetration

Begin by having the athlete drop the back knee, push off the back foot and drive the front knee to the mat; then, as the front knee drives down, the back knee steps up. So, the motor pattern cue is, “knee down knee up”. Coach Akin also demonstrates a drill to learn this skill in which the partner steps back each time as the practicing partner shoots again and again rotating the shoulders and alternating from one side to the other-right foot inside step then left foot inside step.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Youth Wrestling: Takedown Fundamentals.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Youth Wrestling, CLICK HERE.

6 New Youth Wrestling Videos!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Discover a large variety of youth wrestling skills and drills from United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000) and 4x All American for Iowa State University, Eric Akin! He is currently a Head Coach at the East Kansas Wrestling Club, and can help your youth wrestlers develop proper fundamentals as well as work on more advanced takedowns, escapes, and pinning techniques.

Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Takedown<br />  Fundamentals

Learn five setups that lead to multiple attacks
Learn 10 core drills to develop muscle memory for sound positioning on the feet
Learn techniques to finish leg attacks
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Escape<br />  Fundamentals

Learn stance and hand positions to build a strong base and defend attacks
See a unique twist on finishing a switch
Learn how to defend the most basic of turns
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Pinning<br />  Fundamentals

Develop breakdown techniques that open up near fall and pinning holds
Learn three leg rides that will put tons of points on the board
Includes spladle techniques
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Takedowns

Improve stance and motion to open up scoring opportunities
Discover a variety of set-ups that when matched with specific takedowns will increase success
Learn how to recover and score from bad positions
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Escapes

Create effective wrestlers who can escape from any position
Learn how to counter five common rides from the top position
Take basic, bottom position techniques to a more advanced level using techniques from 2x Olympian Eric Akin
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Pinning

Features more than 20 different pinning combinations from two-time Olympian and four-time All American Eric Akin
Learn several cheap tilts from five breakdown positions
Learn a turk series that is hard to defend with conventional defense
Learn small details that will help wrestlers get more pins


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