Defense is essential to be successful at any level of wrestling. Three-time NCAA Champion, Eric Guerrero, teaches you how to stop your opponent’s double leg and also counter attack from this position.
Instruction: From a double leg attack by the opponent, Coach Guerrero sprawls and locks a front chest lock. From this position, post the opponent’s knees to stop him from getting his hips in and back straight. Next, work to go behind by blocking one arm with your outside knee. Once the arm is blocked, finish the go behind.
3X NCAA Champion, Eric Guerrero, believes strongly in having his athletes regularly practice getting off their backs. Use these over and under scenarios to help you and your wrestlers see how to avoid getting pinned.
In part one of this sequence, the practicing athlete gets into a back bridge and “walks” in a full circle. In part two, the partner (A) throws partner (B) to his back and (B) bridges and rolls through then works to score his own takedown. This is not a live situation, it is a drill in this sequence.
Take a look at a hugely popular and useful move called the Hip-Heist. In this video Eric Guerrero, 4X NCAA Division I All-American, has his wrestlers demonstrate a drill that will help your wrestlers develop a hip-heist. The hip-heist is a skill that is essential for escaping from the bottom position.
Coach Guerrero has his wrestler display various scenarios where you have an opportunity to hip-heist.
Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, AAU Wrestling Skills Series: Scoring from the Bottom Position. Also, view other Eric Guerrero DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!