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Get More Reverses with a Drill from Ken Chertow!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Three time All-American and U.S. Olympian, Ken Chertow, loves to use the “Reversal Drill” to help his wrestlers practice their reverses while conditioning them at the same time. Athletes will be challenged to pull off reversals quickly, which will translate to more effective moves during a match.

Reversal Drill

Drill Summary: Wrestlers get with a partner and see how many reversals both of them can make in five seconds. You can change it up to only allow certain types of moves as well in order to help wrestlers develop certain techniques.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Home Training Center Skills & Drills, Volume 1.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Create Misdirection to Get a Takedown!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ken Chertow, U.S. Olympian and three time Academic All-American at Penn State University, teaches you how to execute a “Sweep Double” takedown. By using misdirection, you can throw your opponent off, change levels, and secure a double leg before they even know what hit them.

Sweep Double

Drill Summary: From an over-tie, the wrestler sets up their opponent, grabs a high single, ducks under, changes directions and finally gets a double leg. The key to this move is changing levels and directions quickly.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High Percentage Takedowns.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Attack Out of Frontal Assault Position!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ken Chertow, three time NCAA All-American at Penn State University, loves to use the frontal assault position to control his opponents. Chertow knew he wasn’t the quickest wrestler, so he had to find other ways to shoot, and this position was one of the most effective for him due to its versatility. 

Frontal Assault Position

Drill Summary: The drilling wrestler begins this technique by sprawling on top of a partner. From there, the wrestler can get a front headlock, underhook, front quarter, snake and many other effective moves. Coach Chertow stresses using this position as a strong wrestler, as being aggressive is the key to success.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ken Chertow’s Favorite Wrestling Techniques.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Train With a Partner to Develop More Strength!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, October 17, 2015

U.S. Olympian wrestler, Ken Chertow, presents three drills that help athletes become stronger in matches. The drills shown in this clip are high intensity bursts, which will improve the core endurance of wrestlers needing to add to their explosiveness.

Partner Strength Drills

Drill Summary: The first drill is the Float Drill, where one partner gets in a base position on the ground and the other floats back and forth over top of them. Go for about 10 seconds of intense training, then switch partners.

The second drill is the Break Down Base Drill. In this drill, the partner on the bottom takes their stance, and the partner on top tries to break them out of it. The wrestler on bottom should do everything they can to stay in a good base. Go for 10 seconds, then switch partners.

The third and final drill is the Flip Drill. One wrestler is on bottom in a good base, while the other comes up to the side of the bottom wrestler, puts their hands underneath their partner’s stomach, and flips up and over their partner back and forth. Go for 10 seconds, then switch.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Gold Medal Wrestling Camp.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

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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