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Teach Heavyweight Wrestlers to Get Off their Bellies!

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

It’s no secret that heavyweight wrestlers are typically less agile than the lighter weights, which makes staying out of difficult positions even more important. In this clip, former Olympic champion, Bruce Baumgartner, shows how heavyweights can get off their bellies when their opponent is on top of them.

Getting Off the Belly

Drill Summary: Coach Baumgartner says it’s important to get one part of your body out from underneath your opponent when they go to cover up your hips. The first step is to straighten out your hands and arms so your pinkies are in and your thumbs are out. Next, bring your outside leg up and back up to get your butt away from your opponent. From there, you can fight for position and pull more moves.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – On the Mat.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Execute an Elbow Pull Double Leg!

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

University of North Carolina assistant coach and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Coleman Scott, runs through the steps he uses to pull off an elbow pull double leg takedown. By using a cheat step, Scott is able to move into the correct distance to pull his opponent over top and finish the move.

Elbow Pull

Drill Summary: The first step of this move is to get your opponent into an elbow lock. Coach Scott actually chooses to grab the opponent under their arm pit as opposed to the elbows. Next, pull the opponent to you and get your head on the opposite side of your elbow lock. Meanwhile, your free hand should be maintaining inside control. After that, you need to take what coach Scott calls a “cheat step,” where you bring your back foot up and square to your lead foot momentarily.

Once your back foot is square, step out with your lead leg and put your head in the hole. Your free hand should shoot out, then you need to pull your opponent over your shoulder with the intent to have both of their hands hit the mat. From there, lock up your double leg and drive through the opponent.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Coleman Scott’s Double Leg Takedown.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




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!




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