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High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks featuring Ken Chertow!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

Get insight on throws and counter attacks from Ken Chertow, former US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American.  Coach Chertow runs year round and summer Gold Medal Training Camps to teach youth wrestlers.  In this clip Coach Chertow shows what he calls a “Cruncher” from the underhook position. It is a reverse headlock throw that has a very high percentage takedown. Coach Chertow goes over the finer points of the move and stresses that you want to make sure that you keep your opponents head down and into your body. This is a takedown that can be used at all levels and with any style of wrestling.


Another clip from this DVD can be viewed at “High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks “.  Check out our Wrestling DVDs and more quality instructional DVDs from Ken Chertow!

Ken Chertow’s High Percentage Takedowns!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

Listen to take-down instruction from Ken Chertow, former coach at Ohio State and Penn State where his teams won the National Duals and finished in the top 5 at the NCAA Championships 75% of the time.  In this video segment Coach Chertow shows how to close the gap with movement and how to secure a “baseball bat grip”.  From the “baseball bat grip” he shows both a high and sweep single which are both high percentage takedowns that work for wrestlers at any level of wrestling. Coach Chertow also shows a knee pull-foot sweep finish for the high single and a go behind finish for the sweep single.

Another clip from this DVD can be viewed at “High Percentage Takedowns“.  Check out our Wrestling DVDs and more quality instructional DVDs from Ken Chertow!

Home Training Center Skills & Drills with Ken Chertow!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

Ken Chertow is a former US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American.  Get a sneak peek inside Ken Chertow’s Training Center where he teaches youth wrestlers a variety of drills.   In this first clip below, Coach Chertow has his wrestlers do stand-up drills. This segment shows three drills. The first drill is a basic stand up drill where the wrestlers drill by themselves. The second drill is an alternating stand-up drill with a partner. The third drill is stand-up to a double leg drill. Coach Chertow emphasizes exploding on the bottom and encourages his wrestlers not to wait on bottom. These are great drills to incorporate daily into a coaches wrestling plan.



In this video clip below Coach Chertow has his wrestlers chain wrestle from the top position. He has his wrestlers do two drills from the top. The first drill is the cross wrist roll series where his wrestlers go from one tilt to the next scoring a plethora of points. The second drill is two turns and a reversal where his wrestlers do two leg turns then the bottom wrestler does a reversal. These are great drills that teach wrestlers to transition from one move to the next naturally.

Another clip from this DVD can be viewed at “Ken Chertow’s Home Training Center Set“.  Check out our Wrestling DVDs and more quality instructional DVDs from Ken Chertow!

New Wrestling DVDs featuring Ken Chertow!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012

We just released 8 Wrestling DVDs featuring Ken Chertow.  He is a former head coach at Ohio State University and Penn State University as well as a former US Olympian.  Check out these excellent Wrestling DVDs called:

All Access Gold Medal Wrestling Camp

  • Learn to drill moves in combinations to score if your first attack does not succeed
  • Look for feet-to-back transitions in order to optimize winning opportunities
  • Understand key aspects of training like nutrition and mental toughness that are important in developing the complete wrestler
  • Learn world-class technique and an intense work ethic that will set you apart from the rest

Ken Chertow’s Favorite Wrestling Techniques

  • Learn to use re-shots, front headlocks, and other techniques to score from your counter attacks
  • Develop the slide-by, as well as the set ups that will enable you to score in competition
  • Learn a variety of counter attacks from the sprawl position
  • Incorporate tilts and rolls to enhance your top and bottom wrestling

Home Training Center Skills & Drills, Volume 1

  • Master the seven basic skills that all wrestlers need to know and execute to maximize their potential and be successful
  • Incorporate the snake and twister technique to take down your opponent
  • Learn drills that will make your wrestlers’ stand-ups more explosive
  • Ken Certow has developed over 700 national and state champions at the club and high school level!

Home Training Center Skills & Drills, Volume 2

  • Learn to chain together pinning combinations and tilts to turn your opponent like NCAA champion Anthony Robles
  • Develop intense hand fighting skills to improve your position
  • Learn to drill setups from different tie-ups to create openings and scoring opportunities
  • Drills to condition the core muscles are presented in a unique and informative manner

Scoring from the Top: Breakdowns, Tilts, Pinning and Freestyle

  • Learn to apply consistent pressure correctly from the top position
  • Tilting for quick turns – including the “Robles tilt”
  • Learn a leg series for all body types
  • Develop chain wrestling strategies to score multiple sets of near fall points
  • Master several critical freestyle turns

Scoring from the Bottom: Second Moves and Chain Wrestling

  • Learn a variety of drills that promote explosive movement off of the bottom
  • Develop skills for a good hip heist to complement the stand-up
  • Develop chain wrestling skills and maximize multiple scoring opportunities
  • Turn reversals into five point moves or pins to increase your success on bottom
  • Learn to defend legs and score with a wide array of leg counters

Stand ups, Knee Slides and Critical Bottom Skills and Techniques

  • Make your stand up more effective by fine tuning your position
  • Recover and establish strong positions to consistently score from bottom
  • Address and correct common problems encountered on bottom
  • Develop chain wrestling skills by creating constant motion

High Percentage Upper Body Techniques

  • Learn the fundamentals of basic locks, ties, and throws to score using upper body techniques
  • Learn upper body tactics that can be used effectively in all three styles of wrestling
  • Learn how to hit Coach Hermann’s patented “Bonsai” arm throw
  • Develop an arsenal of high-percentage five point moves

Here are a couple more Ken Chertow DVDs that will improve your wrestlers!

High Percentage Takedowns
High Percentage Throws and Counter Attacks


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