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See how you can score from your feet using the under hook with wrist control. Indiana University Head Coach, Duane Goldman, gives wrestlers another option to get a crackdown using the under hook with wrist control. These techniques and skills would benefit even the most experienced coach for years.
From that position the wrestler could get a Cradle or a Ball and Chain with a Half Nelson. There is also a possibility to execute a Leg and Arm Turk if the wrestlers’ legs are straight.
Assistant Coach at the University of Indiana, Joe LeBlanc, emphasizes the importance of controlling the opposite arm from one’s dominant lead leg. The ’2 on 1 Control to Post Double’ starts with controlling the opponent’s right arm and finishing with a double leg takedown.
This is a typical penetration step for a left-handed wrestler. From 2 on 1 control, the opponent posts on my head and tries to free his arm. Set the opponent up by circling and giving a pop with my shoulder to get the far leg to step. Next, post at the elbow on the arm posted on my head – AS SOON AS HE STEPS. Finish with an inside penetration step into a double leg takedown.
The all-time wins leader at Wyoming University, Joe Le Blanc, begins with a 2 on 1 that was his most effective tie up for scoring. Le Blanc shows how the 2 on 1 tie is an effective control tie and a great way to limit the offense of one’s opponent.
The main way to secure the tie comes from the opponent’s collar tie. Coach Le Blanc secures the 2 on 1 with a “monkey grip” (all five fingers acting as a hook) at both the upper bicep and the wrist. Next, he steps in tight with his near leg, and stands the opponent up. (So, if a person is a left leg lead, they will prefer to control the opponent’s right arm.) Coach LeBlanc completes this sequence by demonstrating the basic set up for most takedowns: make the opponent step with the leg that will be attacked.
Check out an excellent breakdown of a tight waist hip shift from 4X All-American, Joe LeBlanc. As the all-time wins leader at Wyoming University, Leblanc has some insightful tips to offer you on performing this unique version of a tight waist breakdown.
Instruction: He begins on the whistle, by showing how to use the waist side elbow to hit the opponent in his hip bone and pull the opponent toward his near hip; the force on this breakdown is sideways, not forward. The hand on the elbow pulls on the elbow crease. The back leg pushes (sideways) as the down knee blocks. It is important that the top wrestler not fall to his side. Instead, after executing the hip shift, finish the breakdown by circling to the near side and pinching both of his knees with both of your knees.
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