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Use a Snatch Single Leg to Take Your Opponent Down!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

East Kansas Wrestling Club head coach, Eric Akin, advises short wrestlers and heavyweights to get a single leg from a higher position on their opponent’s body. This is a great takedown that will allow athletes to control their opponent and advance further on the attack.

Snatch Single Leg

Drill Summary: To execute a snatch single leg, the wrestler must step once and punch twice, then attack the leg from their feet (not their knees). Remember to stay in a stance and keep your head up, or the opponent will have a better chance of escaping. The next step is to pinch the opponent’s leg between your legs and keep your hands down. From there, reach out and grab their other leg and push forward to the mat for a take down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Youth Wrestling: Advanced Takedowns.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Attack the Opponent’s Leg Using an Across Single!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2013 U.S. World Team Trials and U.S. Open champion Obe Blanc is one of the best at using single leg takedowns. In this clip, you’ll learn how Blanc gets an across single against his opponents.

Across Single

Drill Summary: To start the move, get the opponent in an elbow tie. From the elbow tie, pull the opponent toward you to get them to step forward. Once the opponent steps, change levels and step toward the opponent’s leg while reaching across the body with your opposite arm and grabbing the opponent’s leg. Meanwhile, pull the opponent’s arm over the top of your body while grabbing their leg. After that, swing around the opponent’s leg and look to shoot your hand outside hand to the mat. From there, keep your head tight to the opponent’s body and drop down to grab their ankle. Next, step up, put the ankle on your knee, let go of the ankle and clamp.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Obe Blanc’s Single Leg Attacks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Two Drills to Help You Learn Proper Single Leg Position!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Drexel University Head Coach, Matt Azevedo, demonstrates two drills to add to your practice library. The Move and Hold drill and Sprawl and Penetrate drill build strong single leg finishing technique to score each time.

Proper Single Leg Position

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Single Leg Finishes: From the Feet to the Mat.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Put Yourself in Position to Score with This Single Leg Drill!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Steve Garland, Head Coach for the University of Virginia, demonstrates the proper position for a single leg and how to keep a good position. This ‘Single Leg Drill’ will eliminate scramble situations and put you into a position to score.

Single Leg Drill

Single Legs are a fundamental element of any successful wrestler and Coach Garland has simplified it so it will work on a high level, but can be practiced by a beginner. The ‘Single Leg Drill’ will teach you how to move your opponent while keeping good position so you can finish the takedown on anyone.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Drills, Drills and More Drills.” View more Wrestling videos on Drills.

Single Leg Technique to Create More Chances to Score Points!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 13, 2013

Matt Azevedo is a 2008 U.S. National Freestyle Champion and he demonstrates the head pull down and circle set up for a single leg. Azevedo emphasizes pulling, level changing, and setting the feet at the same time prior to the leg attack.

Single Leg Technique

After securing the inside tie with his trail leg hand, he circles away from the leg he wants and pulls down on the head. It is essential on the head pull that the wrestler change levels with his opponent and immediately attack a single leg.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Inside Tie Series.” If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos From the Feet, click here.


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