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Learn the Head Lever from Eric Guerrero!

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

Eric Guerrero, Oklahoma State University head assistant coach and distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, has two young wrestlers demonstrate a head lever for you. The head lever can be used from the top position to get you in position to drive and circle the opponent’s hips to the mat.

Head Lever

Drill Summary: On the chop, slide your hand to the opponent’s wrist and keep pressure on them. From there, take both of your knees off to apply more pressure and drop your head under your opponent’s armpit. Next, drive and circle the opponent’s hips to the mat. From there, you could also elevate the opponent’s wrist, sit through with your opposite hip, duck in the arm and go for a pinning combination.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “AAU Wrestling Skills Series: Scoring from the Top Position.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Get a Pin from Whizzer Position!

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

Mentality is everything in wrestling according to University of Virginia head coach, Steve Garland. In this clip, you’ll watch Coach Garland teach you how to get a fall from seat belt position, which is a spot that many wrestlers aren’t aggressive from and don’t take advantage of when they have an opportunity.

Pinning Drill

Drill Summary: From seat belt (whizzer) position, if you’re the one with the seat belt hold across your opponent’s back, step up with your outside foot and go high by taking your other arm over the opponent’s neck. After that, take them to their back/shoulders for the fall. Being aggressive is a mentality!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Cradle from Anywhere.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Put Opponents Into a Pinch with the Double Chicken Wing!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Oklahoma State University assistant coach, Zack Esposito, loves to get his opponents into a double chicken wing. Once a wrestler has their opponent’s arms locked behind their back, they’ll be able to roll the opponent over and get their shoulders against the mat for an impressive pin.

Double Chicken Wing

Drill Summary: When the wrestler has secured the opponent’s arm in an over bar, jump to the side of the opponent (away from the over bar). When the opponent posts with their free arm, slip your arm up and over theirs and reel it back in for a double chicken wing. From there, the wrestler can roll over and go for the pin.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Zack Esposito’s Wrist Ride Series.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Learn a Great Finishing Move from Mark Ironside!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wrestlers looking for a quick finishing move from the top position will love this move from two time NCAA Champion, Mark Ironside. By controlling the opponent’s wrist and turning them over, wrestlers can get them in a position to earn the fall.

Half & Pin

Drill Summary: Begin by bumping the opponent forward and getting a hilt tip on up. Force the opponent into a near fall and get a five second count, then pinch your knees together, hold the opponent’s wrist and begin to move over them. While you’re moving over them, quickly switch which hand you’re holding their wrist with while continuing to apply pressure. Next, come under their elbow with your other hand and turn them over with your chest on their chest for the fall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Art of Breakdowns: Creating Constant Grinding Pressure.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




6 New Youth Wrestling Videos!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Discover a large variety of youth wrestling skills and drills from United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000) and 4x All American for Iowa State University, Eric Akin! He is currently a Head Coach at the East Kansas Wrestling Club, and can help your youth wrestlers develop proper fundamentals as well as work on more advanced takedowns, escapes, and pinning techniques.

     
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Takedown<br />  Fundamentals

Learn five setups that lead to multiple attacks
Learn 10 core drills to develop muscle memory for sound positioning on the feet
Learn techniques to finish leg attacks
 
 
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Escape<br />  Fundamentals

Learn stance and hand positions to build a strong base and defend attacks
See a unique twist on finishing a switch
Learn how to defend the most basic of turns
 
 
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Pinning<br />  Fundamentals

Develop breakdown techniques that open up near fall and pinning holds
Learn three leg rides that will put tons of points on the board
Includes spladle techniques
 
 
     
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Takedowns

Improve stance and motion to open up scoring opportunities
Discover a variety of set-ups that when matched with specific takedowns will increase success
Learn how to recover and score from bad positions
 
 
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Escapes

Create effective wrestlers who can escape from any position
Learn how to counter five common rides from the top position
Take basic, bottom position techniques to a more advanced level using techniques from 2x Olympian Eric Akin
 
 
Youth Wrestling<br />                                                                     Advanced<br />  Pinning

Features more than 20 different pinning combinations from two-time Olympian and four-time All American Eric Akin
Learn several cheap tilts from five breakdown positions
Learn a turk series that is hard to defend with conventional defense
Learn small details that will help wrestlers get more pins
 
 
 

 

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