By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
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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By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013
Discover exceptional new wrestling instruction from the Indiana University wrestling coaching staff! Learn how score from the feet, takedowns and turns, and many other skills and drills to improve your wrestling team’s form. Every member of the coaching staff was a 4x NCAA All American and knows what it takes to be a championship wrestler! See the three brand new Wrestling DVDs below:
35 Drills & Skills for Competitive Practice
- Improve foot speed to take better shots and defend shots easier
- Train your wrestlers “when” to shoot and “how” to shoot from a control tie with the Hand Fight & Attack Drill
- Improve flexibility for hip heists and throws
- Increase proficiency in defending leg attacks
Scoring from Your Feet: The Over/Under Series
- Control your opponents and dictate what happens in your matches
- Develop confidence in a tight tie situation and execute over/under attacks from both sides
- Learn several attacks from similar positions, creating opportunities for you to string moves together and become a chain wrestler
- Learn how to re-attack from the over/under when your opponent tries to attack you first
Takedowns and Turns
- Shut your opponent’s offense down with the 2-on-1 tie
- Become proficient at setting up, finishing and countering the low single leg takedown
- Make use of the 2-on-1 for a variety of lower and upper body scoring attacks
- Turn your opponent with the tight waist tilt – some of the easiest points in folkstyle wrestling