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Discover John Smith’s Arm Drag Techniques!

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

Five time NCAA Championship coach at Oklahoma State University, John Smith, explains how you can take advantage of an opponent who reaches after you jab fake. Coach Smith went back to watch old videos and realized how much past wrestlers under-utilized the arm drag, an effective move when done correctly.

Arm Drags

Drill Summary: When you’re jab faking, opponents often want to reach and get into you. When they do, you can get snap down drags to a single leg takedown (low or sweeping) or even a snap down into a double leg if you come across the opponent’s armpit.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “How Low Can You Go, Vol. 3 – Beating the Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Get a Pin from Whizzer Position!

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

Mentality is everything in wrestling according to University of Virginia head coach, Steve Garland. In this clip, you’ll watch Coach Garland teach you how to get a fall from seat belt position, which is a spot that many wrestlers aren’t aggressive from and don’t take advantage of when they have an opportunity.

Pinning Drill

Drill Summary: From seat belt (whizzer) position, if you’re the one with the seat belt hold across your opponent’s back, step up with your outside foot and go high by taking your other arm over the opponent’s neck. After that, take them to their back/shoulders for the fall. Being aggressive is a mentality!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The New Rules of Attack: Cradle from Anywhere.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Practice Proper Wrestling Stance and Motion!

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

Without a good stance and motion, a wrestler is vulnerable to attack and can quickly find themselves in an unfavorable situation. Duane Goldman, Indiana University head coach and four time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you a drill to practice staying in an ideal stance.

Stance & Motion

Drill Summary: To be in a good stance, wrestlers should be on the balls of their feet and stay loose by bouncing up and down. After doing that for a bit, end the drill by putting your feet on the ground and your hands on your knees, then drop your hands and bring them up. Coach Goldman says wrestlers should be comfortable in their stance and only move around by going forward or circling. Moving backward can put you on your heels and open up an opportunity for your opponent to attack. Instead, circle to change direction while avoiding crossing your feet.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “35 Drills & Skills for Competitive Practice.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Learn a Change Over from Kevin Dresser!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Battling out of the bottom position can sometimes be a challenge for wrestlers, but when you can do it consistently, it can become a weapon. Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech head coach, demonstrates a change over that will allow you to quickly escape from your opponent and get to your feet.

The Change Over

Drill Summary: With the bottom wrestler set and the top man on, the bottom athlete shifts their weight into their opponent and sits to their butt. As they’re getting to their butt, it’s important to keep their feet in close so they don’t get too sprawled out. Once they get to their butt, change their feet over and switch the hand controlling the opponent’s wrist. After that, try to create space between you and the opponent and stand up.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Shrug Off Your Opponent’s Collar Tie!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

University of Virginia assistant coach and member of the U.S. National Freestyle Wrestling Team, Keith Gavin, shows you a move he calls a “Shrug.” This move is used when you have an underhook secured and your opponent has you in a collar tie and can be transitioned into a takedown.

Shrug

Drill Summary: When you have an underhook and your opponent has a collar tie, the first move is to step in with the foot on the side of your opponent’s collar tie. After that, bump their arm off with your forearm (just above their elbow) and look away. From there, you can throw your opponent by you and take them to the ground. This move is especially effective if you can do it right away.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Keith Gavin’s Underhooks & Drags.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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