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Breakdown Your Opponent with the Tight Waist Chop

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Edinboro University Head Coach and 2014 NWCA Coach of the Year, Tim Flynn, demonstrates how to perform a basic breakdown with the tight waist chop.

Tight Waist Chop

Coach Flynn begins the segment by explaining the importance of being ready to run forward when you get on top of your opponent, rather than sitting back on your legs. Once the whistle blows, the top man drives forward chopping the arm of the bottom man. As you start to get extended, you want to take your back knee and drive it between your opponents legs. This is a good basic breakdown drill for any level of wrestler.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Riding and Turning: A Guide to Offensive Success.  To view more wrestling videos from America’s top coaches and wrestlers, click here.




Improve Your Offense & Defense with a Good Stance

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Learn how to build as great stance with University of Illinois Associate Head Coach and 2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Coach of the Year, Mark Perry. In this video, Perry discusses the important of stance and how it affects your offense and defense.

Stance

Coach Perry begins by addressing your position on the mat. He explains that you always want to be six to eight inches apart from your lead leg peck to your lead leg knee. A mistake commonly seen is when wrestlers get fatigued and stand straight up. Coach Perry explains that if your hands are not able to touch the mat at all times, that is a good indication that you are not low enough. Having the correct position is essential at every level of wrestling.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Formula for Success: Winning the Neutral Position.  To view more wrestling videos from America’s top coaches and wrestlers, click here.




Clear the Leg to Score!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Doug Schwab, University of Northern Iowa Head Coach and 2008 Olympian, takes you through a live practice at the University of Northern Iowa.  In this video, Schwab shows you how to clear the leg so you can score a takedown.

Clear the Leg

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, All Access Wrestling Practice with Doug Schwab.  To view more wrestling videos from America’s top coaches and wrestlers, click here.




Avoid a Takedown with a Good Sprawl!

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

Coach Eric Akin demonstrates an essential skill that every wrestler needs to understand and perfect – sprawling.  At some point in a match, your opponent will take a shot and you’ll need to sprawl to avoid a takedown.  Coach Akin points out the key fundamentals to perfect your technique.

Sprawl Drill

Coach Akin begins the sprawl with a leg curl motion-pick up your feet when opponent attacks your legs.  This should be your original reaction to a leg attack.  Next, to execute the sprawl, drop the hips straight down to the mat. The mistake commonly made here is to jump up slightly and come up on our toes instead of dropping the hips straight to the mat.  Next, with the opponent underneath your hips and chest, square the hips so that the hip bones are parallel to the mat. Finally, finish the sprawl skill by circling away from the leg that was attacked in a manner similar to a bear crawl, but with the hips in and head up.  Coach Akin cues his wrestlers to “chase his tail.”  A good basic drill that can be done at every practice is a sprawl drill, where wrestlers move in their stance and execute the sprawl when the coach blows a whistle or gives a command “sprawl” or “hit it.”

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Youth Wrestling: Takedown Fundamentals.  To view more wrestling videos from America’s top coaches and wrestlers, click here.




Utilize a Knee Slide to Return to a Solid Base Position!

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

4x All-American and current youth wrestling club coach, Eric Akin, presents the Knee Slide drill that will allow you to return to a solid base position.  On bottom, it is important to regain a solid base so you can become aggressive and initiate an escape or reversal.

Knee Slide

From the hands and knees on the mat, when the opponent pressures forward, the bottom man slides the inside knee under his own chin. From flat on the mat, first, step out to make space for the inside knee and also keep the arms in a thumbs-up position and push back on the pinky side of the hand (this is essential to avoid getting one’s hands and arms tied up by the top wrestler). Next, slide the inside knee across and return to a solid base (hands and knees). Coach Akin emphasizes that his youth wrestlers look to execute their own escape as soon as they return to the base position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Youth Wrestling: Escape Fundamentals.  To view more wrestling videos from America’s top coaches and wrestlers, click here.




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