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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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View Superb Takedowns from an All-American!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, February 18, 2013

Virginia Tech Head Coach, Kevin Dresser, gives you some front headlock techniques from the feet. The first takedown that Coach Dresser shows is his famous Dresser Dump. The second takedown that he shows is a knee tap. The third takedown that Coach Dresser shows is a cross ankle pick. The final takedown that he shows is an ankle pick. See how you can use some of his famous moves to your advantage.


He explains how and why you may end up with a front headlock while standing and that it is important to be able to score from this position. He stresses keeping good position and not letting your opponent control your arm. He emphasizes when and how to execute these takedowns and the importance of getting back points from these holds.

View an additional clip from Championship Signature Move Series: The Dresser Dump.  See what other Wrestling: Championship Signature Wrestling Move Series DVDs we have in our world class Wrestling DVD collection!

Create More Scoring Chances with Better Set-Ups!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, October 15, 2012

Ken Chertow is a US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American.  Coach Chertow shows how to score from four different techniques from working the head.  The first technique is a snap down go behind which is an essential move for all wrestlers to know. He shows the proper technique and emphasizes the elbow block. The second technique he shows is the snap and shuck from wrist control. The third move is a club from the open position.

Coach Chertow states the importance of always reaching with your back hand when clubbing your opponent. The last technique that Coach Chertow shows is a club to an underhook. All of these moves are great set-ups that tire your opponent out.


Check out an additional clip from the product page of “High Percentage Takedowns.”  Browse other great Ken Chertow DVDs and world class Wrestling DVDs!

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!


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