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Practice Proper Wrestling Stance and Motion!

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

Without a good stance and motion, a wrestler is vulnerable to attack and can quickly find themselves in an unfavorable situation. Duane Goldman, Indiana University head coach and four time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you a drill to practice staying in an ideal stance.

Stance & Motion

Drill Summary: To be in a good stance, wrestlers should be on the balls of their feet and stay loose by bouncing up and down. After doing that for a bit, end the drill by putting your feet on the ground and your hands on your knees, then drop your hands and bring them up. Coach Goldman says wrestlers should be comfortable in their stance and only move around by going forward or circling. Moving backward can put you on your heels and open up an opportunity for your opponent to attack. Instead, circle to change direction while avoiding crossing your feet.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “35 Drills & Skills for Competitive Practice.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship!

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Defend and Score Off Your Opponent’s Leg Attacks!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Alex Clemsen, University of Missouri Head Assistant Coach, starts by explaining that the stance is the first line of defense. He explains the importance of the lead foot forward, and having the lead leg forward you only have to worry about the opponent attacking one leg.


Drill Summary: Coach Clemsen explains the body positions in the split stance. The head is in front of the shoulder, shoulder in front of the knee, and the knee in front of the toe. He also explains the movement in a stance. He states that your body should stay in alignment along with your feet in correct position, moving forward, backward, and side-to-side.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attack Defense.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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