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Learn to Roll Through from Barry Davis!

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

University of Wisconsin head coach and three time NCAA Champion wrestler, Barry Davis, shows you a roll through move that opponents won’t see coming. By giving the opposing wrestler some space, you’ll be able to chop and control their wrist to get into an opportunistic position.

Roll Through

Drill Summary: When you have your opponent flat on the mat, give them some space to come up. Once they come up, start your near-wrist series and chop them to the mat. Once they’re down, look to get a cross-wrist. From there, the opponent will likely roll over to avoid back points. After they do, continue to give them space while maintaining wrist control. When they try to come up into their base, stay low and roll through.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Combination Wrestling from the Top Position: Tilts and Leg Turns.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Discover Kerry McCoy’s Basic Slide-By Technique!

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

The slide-by is a move that every wrestler should have in their arsenal of moves. In this clip, University of Maryland head coach and three time ACC Coach of the Year, Kerry McCoy, shows his basic slide-by technique that will allow you to pull the opponent past you and get on their back.

Slide-By Technique

Drill Summary: Start off in a position where both you and your opponent have a collar tie. From that position, step-step with your feet (small step with your back foot, big step with your front foot) to get yourself in position. From there, make a fist with your outside hand and block above the opponent’s elbow. Next, lean back and turn your head and body, pull the opponent’s head and arm past your face and clamp them down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Slide-Bys and Overhooks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Take Control with These Two Moves!

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

Central Michigan University head coach, Tom Borrelli, presents the way that he teaches his wrestlers to kick out of a banana split and also a move called the “Ankle Switch.” Both of these moves require quick thinking and even faster reactions from the wrestler, making them impressive to pull off.

Banana Split & Ankle Switch

Drill Summary: When you’ve raised your hips up and your opponent goes for a banana split, take off with your free leg over and you should be able to kick out of it. Don’t raise your hips up too long – just get a little height to use as momentum.

To get an ankle switch, the opponent must be riding a deep leg. Try to get the opponent’s hips high so they have to post their foot to keep their balance. When they post their foot, catch it with your inside arm, drop your head, and sit out. As you’re sitting out, switch your hand on the opponent’s foot, bring your hips up and you’ll have legs in on your opponent.

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

See How to Pull Off a Funk Roll!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Two time National Champion, three time All-American and two time Big Ten Champion at the University of Illinois, Jesse Delgado, explains how he executes a funk roll. You will see how Jesse rolls underneath his opponent’s low single and uses his hands and arms to turn the tables.

Funk Roll

Drill Summary: The funk roll can be executed after your opponent had gone for a low or sweep single. Start by diving to the side and chasing the opponent’s ankle. Roll underneath the opponent so you’re facing opposite directions and on your belly. Swisher your feet opposite, then thread the needle with your arm between the opponent’s legs so you can control them both and get your other hand free. After that, drive back into your opponent, sink your hips and straighten out your leg. Finally, turn on top of your opponent and gain control.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Jesse Delgado’s Single Leg Finishes and Funk Defense.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn Mark Perry’s Leg Throwing Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mark Perry, University of Illinois associate head coach and four time All-American at the University of Iowa, demonstrates how he tilts, throws his legs and uses an across leg. Coach Perry models some of his style after MMA moves, which is seen when he uses his legs to knock the air out of his opponents.

Tilt, Leg Throws and Leg Across

Drill Summary: There are three main techniques presented in this clip.

  1. Tilt: Bump the opponent forward and pull them to the side onto the mat. From there, get your legs around the opponent’s and keep them in.
  2. Leg Throw: After you’ve bumped, blocked and brought your legs over the opponent’s (up the middle), you can secure a baseball grip on their wrist and extend and lift their wrist off the ground. This will usually cause the opponent to go directly to the mat. Another option is to put your arm underneath the opponent’s chin and grab their opposite shoulder, then put your other arm under your opponent’s arm and grab your wrist to lock them up. From there, you can pull up and the opponent will go flat onto the mat.
  3. Leg Across: Instead of putting both legs up the middle of the opponent’s body, lean to the side a bit and get your foot completely under their body so it’s sticking out on the opposite side of your opponent. Next, bring your other leg underneath your foot and pull up so your leg is pinching the opponent’s stomach. This will knock the air out of them and make it easier for you to win.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Riding and Defense: Hustle and Control.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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