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Discover John Smith’s Arm Drag Techniques!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, April 1, 2016

Five time NCAA Championship coach at Oklahoma State University, John Smith, explains how you can take advantage of an opponent who reaches after you jab fake. Coach Smith went back to watch old videos and realized how much past wrestlers under-utilized the arm drag, an effective move when done correctly.

Arm Drags

Drill Summary: When you’re jab faking, opponents often want to reach and get into you. When they do, you can get snap down drags to a single leg takedown (low or sweeping) or even a snap down into a double leg if you come across the opponent’s armpit.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “How Low Can You Go, Vol. 3 – Beating the Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Championship Productions Authors to Appear in NWCA National Duals Championship Series

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

The matchups for this year’s NWCA National Duals Championship Series have been released, and Championship Productions authors and their teams are well-represented. Out of the 16 teams competing, nine have coaches who have produced wrestling videos with Championship.

For the full release on the event, head over to intermatwrestle.com to get their insight on the Duals.

Schedule

Friday – February 19

Iowa State at Minnesota – 7:30 p.m. – Williams Arena

Get coaching instruction from Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson!

Saturday – February 20

Lehigh at Rutgers – 8 p.m. EST – RAC

Sunday – February 21

Oklahoma State at Penn State – 5 p.m. – Rec Hall

Get coaching instruction from Oklahoma State head coach John Smith and his coaching staff!

Virginia Tech at Michigan – 2 p.m. – Cliff Keen Arena

Get coaching instruction from Virginia Tech head coach Kevin Dresser!

Appalachian State at Indiana – 1 p.m. EST – University Gym

Get coaching instruction from Indiana head coach Duane Goldman!

Missouri at Nebraska – 2 p.m. CST – Bob Devaney Sports Center

Get coaching instruction from Nebraska head coach Mark Manning!

Monday – February 22

Edinboro at Ohio State – 7 p.m. – St. John Arena

Get coaching instruction from Edinboro head coach Tim Flynn and assistant coach Cliff Moore!

Get coaching instruction from Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan!

North Carolina State at Iowa – 7 p.m. CST – Carver Hawkeye Arena

Get coaching instruction from Iowa head coach Tom Brands and associate head coach Terry Brands!

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Learn the Straight Leg Counter from John Smith!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

You loved his “How Low Can You Go” Volumes 1 and 2, and now Oklahoma State University head coach, John Smith, is back with Volume 3! In this video from the brand new release, Coach Smith covers the straight leg counter – a difficult, but rewarding move to pull off.

Straight Leg Counter

Drill Summary: When your opponent is going for the straight leg counter, get your knees down and start to pull the opponent’s leg in a circle. Gradually start to sit with your hip to the mat. Next, replace your arm with your other arm and run your opponent down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “How Low Can You Go, Vol. 3 – Beating the Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Hall of Fame Wrestling Instruction for Better Defense!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 18, 2013

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.

Check out an additional clip from the product page of “John Smith’s Defense from the Feet.” See high quality Wrestling Defense DVDs and other Wrestling DVDs from our huge video library!




Sprawling Instruction from a Hall of Famer!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, December 17, 2012

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.

Check out an additional clip from the product page of “John Smith’s Defense from the Feet.” See high quality John Smith DVDs and other Wrestling DVDs from our huge video library!




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