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Learn to Chop Like a Four Time All-American!

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

Joe LeBlanc, assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado, takes you through an alternate version of the chop that he used to become a four time All-American at the University of Wyoming. LeBlanc’s chop can serve as a change of pace for opponents who may already be conditioned to the traditional chop style.

The Chop

Drill Summary: The wrestler starts behind their opponent, directly square to the opponent’s shoulders. The outside leg starts up, and the same hand starts on the opponent’s belly button. The key to this version of the chop is to shift the opponent’s hips with the off side arm. While the elbow hits the opponent’s hip, the other hand breaks down the opponent’s arm and the wrestler takes the opponent’s hip into the mat. Finally, the wrestler slides back into a tight waist tilt.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Dominant Technique and Attacks from the Top Position.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Work Around Great Leg Defense After an Elbow Pass!

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

Struggling to attack with no obvious opportunities at the opponent’s legs? Try out these techniques from Drexel University head coach Matt Azevedo that will create chances to go on the offensive.

No Leg Attack Option

Drill Summary: When you have the elbow pass and the opponent drops their hands to the mat and circles around, coach Azevedo teaches that wrestlers can look for the snap down. If the opponent doesn’t drop the hands but stays low, the wrestler can fake the shot first before the snap down. If the opponent stays up on the fake, the wrestler can go from the elbow pass to other tie-ups.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Elbow Pass Series: Beating the Collar Tie.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Become a Rock on the Bottom Position!

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

Learn how to be in control in the bottom position from Mark Perry, associate head coach at the University of Illinois and two time NCAA champion. Perry wants his wrestlers to always have a great base and be ready to counter whatever the opponent throws at them.

Bottom Technique

Drill Summary: Make sure to keep the elbows out and head up. According to coach Perry, if you have the opportunity to make something happen, take it!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Next Generation Wrestling Drills.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Learn How to Close the Gap Properly on Your Opponent!

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

All-American Alex Clemsen teaches you how to properly close the gap as a defensive wrestler. This basic, yet important, technique disrupts your opponent’s ability to penetrate through his attack. That allows you to turn defense into offense.

Leg Attack Defense

Coach Clemsen explains the “down block”, calling it the “upper-cut’, basically using the forearm into the opponent’s chest. He cautions the wrestler not to leave his arm on the opponent’s chest due to the fact that the opponent could use that as a counter method (using the dump, fireman’s carry, etc.) Alex suggests that a wrestler should spin to the trail leg first, rather than attacking the chin, to try to get a cheap, free and easy point first. He also explains the use of the trail hand using a monkey grip in the armpit keeping the elbow tight so that your opponent cannot peak-out.

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




Excellent Tips for Chain Wrestling from Kyle Dake!

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

Four-time NCAA Champ Kyle Dake – the first wrestler to win titles at four different weights – shows you drills to develop a chain wrestling mentality from the top position. These drills allow you to move from one pinning hold to another, racking up near-fall points on the way to a tech fall.

Chain Wrestling

This segment demonstrates how to teach a wrestler that its acceptable to be on your back as long as you are in control and not pinning yourself. In the first drill Kyle explains the “2-on-1 tilt” and how to expose the back using the hip, knees, and feet to control your opponent. This technique also demonstrates how to rotate him over your face back and forth in a drill fashion. Kyle shows how to do the same drill using the “half-nelson” again using your feet, hips, and knees to rotate your opponent.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Kyle Dake’s Claw Series.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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