Coach John Smith of Oklahoma State University believes a good defense will lead to a potent offense. The theme of his defense is a strong head, hand and hip pressure. In this segment, Coach Smith demonstrates a go behind from the chest lock.
From the front chest lock, one must bring the opponent’s elbow to the mat using a forearm block, then the long arm moves toward the side to be blocked, the forearm goes to the tricep to bring the opponent down to his elbow. Next, step around to beat the elbow on the opposite side. Reach for the hip on that side. To finish the go behind, bring the other leg around, behind his elbows.
Hall of Fame wrestler and coach, John Smith, of Oklahoma State University believes a good defense will lead to a potent offense. Take a look at some demonstrations of the sprawling technique. This is excellent instruction from one of the best teachers in the sport of wrestling!
In this segment, Coach Smith explains a crucial technical error many wrestlers make when sprawling. He also demonstrates the hand sprawl drill to improve our ability to pick our feet up and downblock when our opponent attacks our legs.
John Smith, Head Wrestling Coach at Oklahoma State University, gives you excellent advice for set-ups and tie-ups. Coach Smith is a 5x NCAA Championship Coach and as an athlete, a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist. See how you can secure your opponent on the mat during your next meet.
The first set up from the inside tie begins with a head snap. Create space and move toward the inside tie side (create an angle) as you pass the arm by and execute a leg attack. Second, Smith demonstrates a slight variation on the head snap, a steering wheel motion snap, again to an elbow pass and leg attack.
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