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Mark Manning, 2x Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, demonstrates a chop breakdown to cross-wrist control. You will learn that the top man will need to drive his hips over the near arm and pivot on the front knee as you drive the hips to the hand.
The top man is looking to cause the chop arm to bend. When the arm bends, capture the wrist with the cross hand (the hand around the waist) and pull it to the far hip.
University of Nebraska Head Coach Mark Manning shows you a parallel, “cowboy” ride from flat on the mat to a chicken wing. This is a great series to rack up nearfall points.
Three finishes are shown from here. First, walk the chicken wing over the hips, put your knee in his ribs on the opposite side of the wing and finish with a reverse half nelson. Second, lock a wing with both arms and walk the chicken wing over the opponent’s head. Third, walk the single wing over the head. Coach Manning finishes this segment with a warm up drill to practice getting the chicken wing in effectively.
As the former coach for Jordan Borroughs (World and Olympic Champion), Mark Manning, knows what it takes to be a great wrestler in the top position. You will see how to improve your starts with this jam and chop breakdown.
Instruction: First, line up tight to the opponent’s hips and with chest pressure down on the lower back. Second, on the whistle, get hip to hip, get chest pressure on the upper back and belly pressure down on his lower back. Third, and at the same time, pry out on the outside thigh as one would in a spiral ride and drive into his ribs with that outside shoulder. Fourth, drive with your feet and stay off your knees as you drive the back leg into the opponent’s hips. Finally, chop the near arm by driving the hips over the near arm using the pressure described here. Note that all of his action is taking place at the same time.
2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year, Mark Manning, shows you how to ride your opponent and set up back points and pins. He concludes this video clip by showing a drill that reinforces proper technique when securing a bar-arm.
He emphasizes getting your hips close to your opponent. Once you break down your opponent your feet go inside your opponent’s legs and your knees go on the outside. Coach Manning stresses having heavy back pressure. He then shows how to secure a bar-arm. Coach Manning states that it is very important to pull your arm back in a circle towards your own hip.
In this eye opening instructional segment, University of Nebraska Head Coach, Mark Manning shows you a chop breakdown. This is an essential breakdown for wrestlers of all levels on the key points in the chop breakdown.
The first key point that Coach Manning stresses is to take your opponents hips toward your hand by using your own hips, arms and back legs. He then states that you should pull your opponents wrist to his far hip. Coach Manning also shows you how to attack the other side of your opponent when they are defending the chop in this video clip.