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Discover Escape Drills from a Former NCAA Champion!

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

Kevin Dresser, head coach at Virginia Tech University and two time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you three drills that help wrestlers train to get off the mat quickly. Athletes will learn the proper positioning and how to escape with explosion and quickness.

Escape Drills

Drill Summary: There are three different escape drills in this video.

The first drill is the “Position Drill.” The Position Drill is a solo drill that has wrestlers work on getting their leg up off the mat quickly with explosiveness. Get in a simulated bottom position, then lift one leg up onto the mat with good posture. Work both legs through multiple reps.

The second drill is the “Head Gear Drill.” In it, the wrestler gets into a simulated bottom position and the coach places head gear on the wrestler’s upper back. Next, the coach stands 5 feet behind the wrestler and blows the whistle. On the whistle, the wrestler gets one foot onto the mat and tries to throw the head gear all the way to the coach using only their back.

The third and final drill is the “Chair Drill.” Start in a pinch next to the wall. On the coach’s whistle, the wrestler gets to the wall in a chair position with their elbows in. Make sure to get to the wall from both directions.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

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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Out Scramble Your Opponents at the Next Meet!

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

Eric Guerrero has experience coaching multiple NCAA Champions at Oklahoma State and shows his teaching ability in this clip on transitional bottom wrestling. You will learn how to back arch & rotate, which will help you escape and create a reversal for a pin.

You will also see a good example of how you can use the Back Arch & Rotate technique to out scramble the opponent and create the chance for nearfall points.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “AAU Wrestling Skills Series: Scoring from the Bottom Position.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Escapes, click here

Score More Points from the Top Position!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 13, 2013

University of Maryland Head Coach, Kerry McCoy, provides you with instruction on how to use power and positioning. See how to pin your opponents with a bottom leg turk from a cross knee breakdown.

Cross Knee Breakdown to a Bottom Leg Turk

Instruction: Off the cross knee breakdown, pull the opponent’s bottom leg out and make sure that your shoulder pressure stays on the hip flexor; your hips should be toward his head to get this pressure. Next, secure his foot, grab it and push it down onto the mat. Then, slide the back leg, the turk leg, in knee-deep to the top of his bottom thigh. Immediately slide the front knee up and pinch your legs together to secure the bottom leg. Turn your opponent by elevating the bottom leg with your leg. Push off with the front foot and turn his hips. You will finish parallel to your opponent with your head on the opposite side.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Heavyweight Technique: Breakdowns, Pins and Escapes.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Pinning, click here

Score More Points in the Top Position with a Tight Waist Breakdown!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 16, 2013

Kerry McCoy, Head Coach at the University of Maryland and 2X Olympian in Freestyle shows you how to perform tilts in the top position. Learn the proper techniques of the tilt with the thigh pry and tight waist breakdown.


Once the opponent is flat, use the waist hand to secure the cross wrist and keep the elbow hand on the elbow. Next, block the near knee with your front knee and drive over the near arm/shoulder to “load up” the opponent in your lap. Then scoot your body so that your chest is perpendicular to his chest elevate the bottom leg and use the controlled arm to keep him/her in nearfall. Push if he rolls into you and pull if he rolls away.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Heavyweight Technique: Breakdowns, Pins and Escapes.  Also, view other Kerry McCoy videos from our massive Wrestling DVD collection!


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