Preview: Championship Productions Best Selling WRESTLING Items!
Championship Productions Best Selling WRESTLING Items!
Championship Productions Featured Items!
Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST
Copyright: Copyright 2016 Championship Productions, Inc.
Championship Hand Fighting Skills 2-Pack
WRD-04861A: with Russ Cozart, Brandon (FL) HS Head Coach;2014 National Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS);2014 Florida 2A High School State Champions; 25x Florida High School State Champs (including 15 in a row); winners of 459 straight wrestling matches (The Streak), 2x National Coach of the Year; 8x Florida Coach of the Year"I taught some of this material to our youth team in our Saturday class and the difference was evident in a competition the next day. This has been the single most significant change a DVD has ever brought to our team. We had covered all of the ties previously but the way they are now combined into one seamless drill is nothing short of amazing for our team. - Customer ReviewAs wrestling evolves, athletes are getting bigger and stronger, and hand fighting has become a necessity. Hand fighting allows you to control your opponent and control the match. Russ Cozart, whose teams have dominated Florida high school wrestling for more than 20 years, shares his hand-fighting techniques and drills in this influential video. In it, you will learn how to post the head, pummel, weave off the shoulders, post and chop, control the wrist and much more. This isn't just a few "set-ups" linked together, it's a series of drills that help wrestlers get comfortable with hand fighting on their feet - a position where they'll spend roughly 90% of their time. Coach Cozart teaches you hand-fighting positions that you can string together in a barrage of attacks that will create multiple cracks in your opponent's defense and open up takedown opportunities. Positions include: Posting the Head - Learn how to put yourself in position to attack the head without opening up your defense. You will learn to "paint" the head and create angles for your takedowns. Pummeling - Learn to pummel in on your opponent to gain inside control, working in head snaps from time to time. You will learn traditional pummeling, as well as weaving the shoulders and the muscles. Wrist Control - Learn how to gain control of your opponent's wrists with a variety of techniques, and learn how to counter your opponent's wrist ties. Posting and Chopping - Learn to post and chop your opponent's arms, allowing you to move from a position of disadvantage to a position of advantage. Passing and Flipping Elbows - Learn to move out of your opponent's collar tie and create scoring opportunities by controlling your opponent's elbows. 2-On-1 - Learn to hand fight your way into a 2-on-1 and how to turn it into a scoring opportunity. You will also learn how to counter your opponent's two on one. Underhooks - Learn hand fighting techniques that will help you gain an advantage with an underhook, along with a technique for hand fighting out of your opponent's underhook.These techniques are taught individually, then woven together to create an attacking style of wrestling that will keep your opponents off guard and out of their offensive posture. Knowing that your opponent's offense has been neutralized or disengaged will give you more confidence on your feet, and takedowns will become easier and happen more frequently. You will learn how to slip out of these positions and into a variety of takedowns, including: single and double legs, fireman's carries and ankle picks. Coach Cozart teaches other solid takedowns from openings created through hand fighting, such as: the slide by, the slide by to a side headlock, a knock by, a shuck and more.This is a great video for younger athletes, but is also very applicable to older athletes who are having a hard time learning to hand fight and who aren't effective in these positions. Coach Cozart's system will work with all athletes because it is very repeatable and easy to implement. This video will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to be a more physical, controlling and dominant wrestler. 46 minutes. 2015.WRD-04861B: with Russ Cozart, Brandon (FL) HS Head Coach;2014 National Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations [...]
Brent Metcalf - Collector's Edition
WRD-04775A: featuring Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, 3x World Team Member, Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2008 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the YearBrent Metcalf will show you Front Head Lock techniques, snap-downs and finishes that allowed him to score at will on his opponents. Metcalf also covers off season training, weight cutting, and end of the season peaking. Brent lays out a road map to success for champion wrestlers. A must for every wrestler, parent, and coach.The video features: Front Headlock Snap-Down Drill Front Headlock Position Hand in the Hole Finish Head in the Hole Finish Head in the Hole Cradle Snap, Run the Corner Knee Tap Front Headlock from the Feet Dresser Dump Front Headlock Double Leg34 minutes (plus bonus features). 2015.WRD-04775B: featuring Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, 3x World Team Member, Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2008 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the YearBrent Metcalf will show you techniques that he uses to escape & reverse his opponent, and helped make him one of the most dominant wrestlers in the country over the past decade. As a bonus on this DVD, Brent takes you in the Iowa weight room, and shows you multiple lifts he uses to over power his opponents. Advice to parents and getting ready for the season is also covered. A must for every wrestler, parent, and coach.The video features: Bottom Position Attitude How to Recover When Taken Down Short Sit, Hip Heist Claw Ride Prevention Hand Fighting Under-Hooks 2-on-1 Clearing Under-Hooks Clearing 2-on-1 Pressuring Opponent Strength Training46 minutes (plus bonus features). 2015.WRD-04775C: featuring Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, 3x World Team Member, Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2008 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the YearBrent Metcalf will show you techniques that he uses to dominate his opponents on top. Metcalf covers cross wrist breakdowns, turk, hammer locks and tilts. Brent also reflects on what it was like to wrestle at Iowa and gives advice on becoming the best. A must for every wrestler, parent, and coach. The video features: Top Position, Cross Wrist Breakdown Turk Troubleshooting the Turk Turk Finish Hand Turk Near Wrist Near Wrist Gable Turn Near Wrist, Hammerlock, Half Nelson Near Wrist Tilt Near Wrist Tilt to Pin Cement Job31 minutes (plus bonus features). 2015.WRD-04775D: featuring Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, 3x World Team Member, Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2008 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the YearBrent Metcalf will show you high crotch set-ups and finishes that helped make him one of the most dominant wrestlers in the country over the past decade. Filmed in the Iowa wrestling room, Metcalf brings that Iowa INTENSITY that is needed for building champion wrestlers. A must for every wrestler, parent and coach. The video features: High Crotch Finishing Position High Crotch Cut-Across Double Leg High Crotch Dump High Crotch Windmill High Crotch Fake Dump Knee Slide Drill Crack-Down Prevention Crack-Down Head Across Finish Crack-Down Ankle Lift Finish Crack-Down Inside Leg Hook Finish High Crotch Peak-Out Finish Arm Pass-High Crotch Post High Crotch Opposite Arm Post, High Crotch Snap, High Crotch 59 minutes (plus bonus features). 2015.[...]
Mark Ironside's Art of Wrestling 2-Pack
: with Mark Ironside,
2x NCAA Champ and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa; 1998 Dan Hodge Trophy winner
Hand fighting is an essential wrestling skill. Two-time National Champion Mark Ironside shares drills for becoming an effective hand fighter and, in turn, a more dangerous wrestler on your feet.
Hand fighting is about moving your opponent so that you can set up your attacks. Coach Ironside takes a novel approach to the skill: He believes that a level of high intensity and complete domination must be maintained throughout the match. He stresses that wrestlers should set a fast pace and maintain it throughout the match.
Coach Ironside covers the basic strategy of hand fighting in the neutral position, such as not reaching, keeping elbows close, using heavy hands, applying constant pressure and immediately re-attacking. He demonstrates how to correctly close the gap when hand fighting, which maintains a good position and makes it easier to move an opponent.
He shares several drills for quickly improving positioning, including a push-pull drill that teaches wrestlers to move their hands and feet together. From these hand fighting techniques, Coach Ironside shows how to get and use four control ties, such as the 2-1, double inside tie and inside tie/wrist combination. He shows ways to control and clear these ties that will move your opponent. Each of these ties works together to create a potent offense that will exhaust your opponent. While demonstrating these ties, Coach Ironside also shows several takedowns.
Finally, Coach Ironside demonstrates how to drill hand fighting with a partner and how to clear a front head lock.
Don't just hand fight; use it to create an offense that cannot be beat! Let Mark Ironside show you how to enhance your hand fighting skills to score from the neutral position.
55 minutes. 2014.WRD-04532B
: with Mark Ironside,
2x NCAA Champ and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa; 1998 Dan Hodge Trophy winner
The difference between a good wrestler and a great wrestler is knowing how to break your opponent down and keep him down. Dan Hodge Trophy winner Mark Ironside teaches the skills necessary to dominate from the top position. His techniques center on applying constant, grinding pressure and the importance of always having forward pressure from the top position.
Coach Ironside demonstrates four breakdowns that span all the various levels of wrestling, and explains the finer points of each. He shows the Chop & Drive, Deep Waist Far Ankle, Spiral Ride, and Hook Ankle. He also shares six effective turns from these breakdowns, explaining the best option to use depending on how the bottom man reacts. He demonstrates a base drill to make wrestlers work both sides of their opponent, training them to flow from one breakdown to another until the opponent is exhausted. This also serves as a great conditioning drill.
He concludes the video by demonstrating how to return an opponent to the mat once they reach their feet. You'll see two versions-- how to bring him to the mat by elevating him and another by rotating him down from his hips.
Go from good to great with these top breakdowns and skills.
53 minutes. 2014.
Eric Akin's Youth Wrestling Series
YWVD-04509A: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State University; 3x Kansas High School State ChampionFour-time All American Eric Akin was a top level athlete at Iowa State University. Now as a youth coach he has developed a series of techniques that focuses on fundamentals that will train athletes at all levels to be successful. Coach Akin starts with the stance - the most basic element to being successful on your feet. Akin provides a series of stance and motion drills all wrestlers need to become fluid and agile in any takedown attempt and help ingrain it into muscle memory. He teaches setups that will work at any level to control the opponent and open attacks. His instruction covers elbow control, inside tie and collar tie, and telephone wrist tie to 2-on-1 control. From the set-up, Akin moves to three types of penetration steps (with drills to practice the steps) to get in deep on your attack. The steps include: the drop step/inside step, the punch-punch sweep single step, and the spring-load step for double legs and low singles. All wrestlers, especially young wrestlers, commonly lack the ability to finish their leg attacks. To get those hard earned points, Akin demonstrates finishing drills for the "Big Three" (Single leg, double, leg, and Hi-Crotch). He also shows a slide-by - a technique that is really effective on an opponent that we cannot pass his leg defense. Finally, Coach Akin covers basic leg attack defense from the most basic sprawl to the more advanced Wizzer. He discusses two types of level change skills, which is a fundamental component for good defense and blocking, as well as the key to effective leg attacks.This video is packed with information from start to finish. It is ideal for any wrestler or coach who wants to learn sound and basic principles that are effective at all levels.87 minutes. 2014.YWVD-04509B: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State University; 3x Kansas High School State ChampionFour-time All American Eric Akin has compiled a video full of essential techniques that wrestlers need to be tough on the mat. Starting at square one, Coach Akin shows you stance and hand position skills in order to build a good stance on the bottom, which are essential to maintaining a base and defending attacks by the opponent. You'll learn how to be light on your hands to get hands and feet up quickly. The hip heist is a fundamental skill for escaping and reversing on bottom, and Akin demonstrates a hip heist drill series to learn how to feel comfortable executing the technique. He then moves on to the fundamentals of a stand-up, switch, and finally the complex Granby Roll. The techniques you'll learn include: How to attack a hand and cut out for an escape. Hand control and cutting out to face the opponent are the foundation needed to finish to a stand up. No points are earned by the bottom man until he cuts out and faces the opponent. Sit out and head post. This is a great escape for developing wrestlers who struggle with stand up. A unique take on the switch. Coach Akin shows mistakes he believes are commonly taught on the switch and demonstrates a technique that may improve the switch from bottom. And much more!He completes the DVD with several different counters to the highest used turns from the top position. Coach Akin uses youth wrestlers of varying abilities to demonstrate the technique and drills that he uses in his own room. He has made this basic level series very easy to learn or teach.54 minutes. 2014.YWVD-04509C: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State University; 3x Kansas Hi[...]
Eric Akin's Youth Wrestling Series
YWD-04509A: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State University; 3x Kansas High School State ChampionFour-time All American Eric Akin was a top level athlete at Iowa State University. Now as a youth coach he has developed a series of techniques that focuses on fundamentals that will train athletes at all levels to be successful. Coach Akin starts with the stance - the most basic element to being successful on your feet. Akin provides a series of stance and motion drills all wrestlers need to become fluid and agile in any takedown attempt and help ingrain it into muscle memory. He teaches setups that will work at any level to control the opponent and open attacks. His instruction covers elbow control, inside tie and collar tie, and telephone wrist tie to 2-on-1 control. From the set-up, Akin moves to three types of penetration steps (with drills to practice the steps) to get in deep on your attack. The steps include: the drop step/inside step, the punch-punch sweep single step, and the spring-load step for double legs and low singles. All wrestlers, especially young wrestlers, commonly lack the ability to finish their leg attacks. To get those hard earned points, Akin demonstrates finishing drills for the "Big Three" (Single leg, double, leg, and Hi-Crotch). He also shows a slide-by - a technique that is really effective on an opponent that we cannot pass his leg defense. Finally, Coach Akin covers basic leg attack defense from the most basic sprawl to the more advanced Wizzer. He discusses two types of level change skills, which is a fundamental component for good defense and blocking, as well as the key to effective leg attacks.This video is packed with information from start to finish. It is ideal for any wrestler or coach who wants to learn sound and basic principles that are effective at all levels.87 minutes. 2014.YWD-04509B: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State University; 3x Kansas High School State ChampionFour-time All American Eric Akin has compiled a video full of essential techniques that wrestlers need to be tough on the mat. Starting at square one, Coach Akin shows you stance and hand position skills in order to build a good stance on the bottom, which are essential to maintaining a base and defending attacks by the opponent. You'll learn how to be light on your hands to get hands and feet up quickly. The hip heist is a fundamental skill for escaping and reversing on bottom, and Akin demonstrates a hip heist drill series to learn how to feel comfortable executing the technique. He then moves on to the fundamentals of a stand-up, switch, and finally the complex Granby Roll. The techniques you'll learn include: How to attack a hand and cut out for an escape. Hand control and cutting out to face the opponent are the foundation needed to finish to a stand up. No points are earned by the bottom man until he cuts out and faces the opponent. Sit out and head post. This is a great escape for developing wrestlers who struggle with stand up. A unique take on the switch. Coach Akin shows mistakes he believes are commonly taught on the switch and demonstrates a technique that may improve the switch from bottom. And much more!He completes the DVD with several different counters to the highest used turns from the top position. Coach Akin uses youth wrestlers of varying abilities to demonstrate the technique and drills that he uses in his own room. He has made this basic level series very easy to learn or teach.54 minutes. 2014.YWD-04509C: with Eric Akin, East Kansas Wrestling Club Head Coach;United States Olympic Team Alternate (1996 and 2000); USA World Team member; 3x Big 8 Champion and 4x All American for Iowa State[...]
Mark Perry Next Generation Drills 2-Pack
WRD-04494A: with Mark Perry, University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year; 2x NCAA Champion and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa; 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA ChampionshipsMark Perry has a rare unique perspective on wrestling: His uncle is legendary Oklahoma State Coach John Smith; in addition, Coach Perry wrestled in high school at Blair Academy under Jeff Buxton and finally learned the "Iowa way" of the sport from Tom Brands while wrestling in college. Combining his knowledge and first-hand experience, Coach Perry has developed a highly effective set of drills, from the feet and on the mat, that can take anyone to the next level of success.Coach Perry's drills will help build a foundation of core techniques and philosophies from all positions. He explains his philosophy on drilling and how to properly execute each drill to create the most effective wrestlers. You'll also hear several examples of how his athletes are constantly using these drills to improve at even the highest levels. Drills from the Feet - Coach Perry demonstrates four drills that help build a great base of chain wrestling from your feet to create dominate wrestlers in the neutral position. Drills include: A shot position drill to train wrestlers to stay in good position to better finish leg attacks. A drill to recover from bad position and still finish your shot. At some point, all wrestlers wind up in a bad position. The confidence to continually attack comes, in part, from the confidence that one can recover if their attack is stopped. Drills from the Bottom Position - Coach Perry puts his athletes in realistic situations to create drills that will help them get out of the bottom position effectively. His drills stress the attitude needed to get away from any opponent. You'll learn the base and no wrists drill to better develop the two keys to getting away. Drills from the Top Position - Coach Perry gives you the tools to create dominate wrestlers from the top position using the latest technique. In this segment, he again stresses the attitude needed to be a dominant top wrestler. He demonstrates several drills to ride and turn your opponent. Using his wrestlers to demonstrate the effective use of drills, Coach Perry offers a blueprint of drills to create effective chain wrestlers who can score from any position. 80 minutes. 2014.WRD-04494B: with Mark Perry, University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year; 2x NCAA Champion and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa; 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA ChampionshipsCoach Mark Perry has a unique perspective on wrestling from his uncle, legendary Oklahoma State Coach John Smith, as well as his own experience wrestling in high school at Blair Academy under Coach Jeff Buxton and finally at the University of Iowa under Coach Tom Brands. Coach Perry has used this wealth of knowledge and experience to develop a highly effective blend of philosophies that he calls the "formula for success." That formula is the basis of this DVD.Through a series of drills for the neutral position, Coach Perry explains a formula for success that blends two proven styles of wrestling to create a complete wrestler. He carefully highlights some high priority positions that athletes need to master to win at the highest level.Stance - The drills in this segment emphasize stance and position. From the stance, Coach Perry explains the importance hand placement and the position of the head and body relative to the mat. He also covers the way a wrestler should move in his stance, including the role of effective footwork, how to incorporate fakes and how to create angles.Offensive Philosophies - Coach Perry shares examples of how offensive attacks in practice (not just in ideal drillin[...]
The Wrestling Drills Bonus Pack
WRD-01705: with Dennis Hall, Head Coach for USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman program at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University;2011 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;1996 Olympic Silver Medallist, 1995 World Champion, 1994 World Bronze medalist World champion Dennis Hall has put together a tape loaded with conditioning drills and technique drills that will put your athletes in the best shape possible and will make them better wrestlers. Hall begins with eight different drills that combine technique work with a conditioning workout. Drills include Wrist Fighting, Russian Ties, Collar Ties, Stance Maintenance and Six-Minute Circuit. These drills are designed to be done in two-minute spurts, providing the same type of conditioning that long runs provide, in a shorter amount of time, thus allowing more practice time. The second half of the tape features nine drills designed to help your wrestler improve in certain situations; including drills to encourage good position, drills to counter shots, angle drills, mat drills and fighting off your back. By using these drills on a regular basis, your wrestlers' technique and conditioning will improve. 59 minutes. 2001.WRD-02842: with Tom Ryan,Ohio State University Head Coach;2015 NCAA Champions; 2015 Big Ten Co-Champions, 2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year;Back-to-Back NCAA Runner-up finishes (2007-2009);2009 NWCA Coach of the Year;former Hofstra University Head Coach,6x Conference Champions,7x Conference Coach of the Year;2x All-American at the University of IowaTo help your wrestlers with takedown technique, Tom Ryan presents over 15 wrestling drills to reinforce good positioning. Specific areas that Coach Ryan addresses with these drills include passing elbows, inside fighting, freeing your wrists, defending underhooks, hand fighting, counter attacks, hip position, snap and spin and more. In addition, Ryan covers the technique for one of his favorite takedowns, the butt drag. Coach Ryan is a firm believer in the basics, and the positioning drills presented here will reinforce these basics and make your wrestlers better on their feet.39 minutes. 2007.WRD-03106: with Dan Gable, wrestling legend;Distinguished member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame (2012); won 15 NCAA Championships and 21 straight Big Ten Titles as the University of Iowa head coach; as a wrestler, went undefeated in high school (IA) and won 2 NCAA titles at Iowa State University. Gable won the Olympic Gold Medal in '72 (without giving up a point during the tournament), and went on to coach the Freestyle Olympic teams in '80, '84, and 2000; 1971 World Champion (one of 10 men to win an Olympic Gold, World Championship and NCAA Championship)Dan Gable's practices at the University of Iowa are legendary for their physical and mental workout. Coach Gable now presents some key wrestling drills for you to incorporate into your program that will get the "total wrestling experience," that is a complete mental and physical workout. Gable begins with a brief warm-up session that incorporates pummeling and hip heist drills. These drills will get your wrestlers ready to go all out while fine tuning important positioning techniques. The bulk of Gable's teaching focus on seven drills in a live and combative setting. The offensive drills work on reaction, set-ups and penetration to open up more scoring opportunities for your wrestlers. Gable's defensive drills will help your wrestlers keep their opponents off their legs. In addition, these defensive drills benefit those wrestlers who have trouble penetrating by turning their defense into counter offense. Gable concludes with four drills to finish practice. These drills can be done as a team or just two wrestlers (with or without a coach), during practice, or the wrestlers can do them on their own as a morning workout supplement or to get some extra work in after practice. 59 minut[...]
The Ultimate Askren Wrestling DVD Set
featuring Ben Askren, 2x NCAA Champion (4x NCAA finalist) and 2x Dan Hodge Trophy winner at the University of Missouri; 2008 US Olympian;
and Max Askren, 2010 NCAA Champion, 3x All-American, and 2x Big 12 Champion at the University of Missouri;
Ben and Max were the 10th set of brothers in history to both win Division I NCAA titles
This 11 Disc Set Reveals Everything The Askren Brothers Have Developed To Become an Unstoppable Wrestler.
Championship Signature Move Series: Zack Esposito's Wrist Ride Series
with Zack Esposito, Oklahoma State University Assistant Coach;
2005 NCAA Champion at Oklahoma State; 3x All-American; 2x High School National Champion at Blair Academy
Zack Esposito's wrist ride series will turn average wrestlers into dominating pinning machines. This is a very physical ride that is extremely punishing to the bottom man and, if done correctly, will all but guarantee a pin.
Coach Esposito tells how he learned the single wrist ride at Blair Academy (where he won two national prep titles) and how he further developed it while at Oklahoma State, where it became his favorite riding technique. He uses a step-by-step analysis of everything from how to get on your opponent from the starting position to how to properly hold the wrist to maximize the wrist ride series. He also troubleshoots a variety of situations wrestlers can get into using this series.
Coach Esposito begins with a discussion of several types of breakdowns, including a spiral and claw, to get into the wrist ride position. He shows how small adjustments in the top referee's position can be made to beat an opponent to the whistle. Learn the proper position for the inside wrist series and how to best utilize your hands and body to prevent your opponent from countering your top work.
This series teaches wrestlers how to use their whole bodies as leverage to isolate an opponent's arm. This makes it easier to slide an arm through and attack an opponent, earning easy back points. Coach Esposito goes through more than 10 different ways-half nelson, arm bar, Olympic bar, OverBar turns, a snake or Cow Catcher, and even some tilts-to turn an opponent by using their reaction to the wrist ride. What's really helpful about these turns is the fact that they come off reactions, which helps coaches develop chain wrestlers.
Coach Esposito does an excellent job explaining to athletes and coaches alike how the wrist ride series can help turn a wrestler into a pinning machine. He breaks down techniques so that even the beginning wrestler or coach can understand the wrist ride series.
Becoming dominant from the top position is critical to becoming a champion wrestler. Learn the dominant wrist ride series that has helped many high school and collegiate athletes find success.
52 minutes. 2013.
Signature Move Series: Kyle Dake's Claw Series
with Kyle Dake, 4x National Champion at Cornell University;first wrestler in NCAA history to win four NCAA titles at four different weight classes; 2013 Hodge Trophy winner, 4X NCAA Division I All-American; 2013 Sports Illustrated Male Collegiate Athlete of the YearThis is the video that all coaches and wrestlers have been waiting for!Learn to wrestle and score from the claw position - the same series that took Kyle Dake to four NCAA championships. Kyle Dake demonstrates his favorite series as he takes you step-by-step through the series of tilts and turns that he has used to find success. You'll see everything from how to start on top of your opponent all the way through several scoring opportunities that the Claw provides. Dake goes step-by-step through several types of common claw rides and how to use them to score and pin your opponent. He teaches wrestlers to not be afraid to go to their back in order to create scoring opportunities. Dake divides his instruction into six parts:Drills Discover six drills that can be incorporated into your daily workouts that teach the basic fundamentals needed to be successful with this claw series. These drills will help you get comfortable when your back is compromised. Exposing your back is sometimes necessary to score, but control is imperative. Learn how to establish and maintain control from a variety of positions, and pick up a few tricks that will help you feel at ease in these positions. In addition, coaches will learn how to make these drills both fun and competitive to maximize results.Lining Up Lining up properly from the top position can give wrestlers an advantage before the whistle even blows. They will learn how to "line up heavy" to make their opponent uncomfortable and take their mind off their defense. This will allow you to take charge and initiate your claw series.The Claw To successfully turn your opponents with the claw, you have to understand the intricacies of the move. Dake shows you the details of the move, along with the assorted transitions that go along with it. You will see how to apply the basic claw tilt with a thigh pry, deep waist, or wrist and how to make these transitions within the series to become an effective chain wrestler. The Half TiltWhen your opponent stops your claw, you sometimes have to go to a peripheral move. The half tilt is one of those moves. The half tilt is very similar to the claw tilt and equally effective. You will learn how to transition from the claw to the half and its variations, including a knee switch. This is a simple change in direction that will create numerous turn opportunities when your opponent is fighting the claw. Getting the PinYour team will score big points with the half tilt, but sometimes points aren't enough. Dake shows how to seal the deal and get the pin after securing back points. He teaches a power claw that can be used against opponents that are very strong and hard to turn and the step through turn for when your opponent flattens out. Other TiltsIn addition to the claw tilt and the half tilt, you will learn to transition into a 2-on-1 tilt and a tight waist tilt and their variations. These transitions will provide you with a solid attack from a variety of angles.This video is a superb resource for coaches who are teaching wrestlers how to wrestle from the top position. It is practical technique that will give your wrestlers the knowledge and the confidence they need to control, turn and pin their opponents. It is hard to refute the effectiveness of this series after watching Dake use it to secure his fourth national title. By learning and mastering this claw series, you will undoubtedly improve from the top position and take your technique to the next level. "[Dake] is an amazing teacher that many coaches can learn from right now, as he is still very cl[...]
AAU Wrestling Skills Series with Eric Guerrero
YWD-04219A: with Eric Guerrero,Oklahoma State University Head Assistant Wrestling Coach;Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2014);3x NCAA Champ at Oklahoma St. (4x All American);2004 Olympian; 2003 World Cup Champion;2x USA FILA junior world freestyle champion;head coach for the USA at the 2009 FILA Junior Freestyle World ChampionshipsGet a comprehensive catalog of takedowns, including single leg, double leg, duck under, ankle pick, and 2-on-1 from three-time NCAA Champion Eric Guerrero. Coach Guerrero is known throughout the world for his dominant wrestling style from his feet. In this video, he gives you the secrets to what it takes to be fast and dominant on your feet.Coach Guerrero starts with the essential motor skills needed to perform effective takedowns and works backwards from penetration to finishes and to set-ups. Throughout this video, Guerrero emphasizes the importance basic motor skills (introduced in the beginning of this video) as he demonstrates his proven techniques.Motor SkillsWrestlers foot speed and agility are skills developed from lots of repetition. Coach Guerrero starts by showing four skills and two drills that help develop foot speed and develop excellent wrestling position. These skills and drills reinforce essential motor skills that every wrestler needs to know in order to execute successful takedowns. PenetrationIf a wrestler has a great penetration step and great finish, he will score. Coach Guerrero introduces you to a couple drills that can be used to develop the finer points of effective penetration to stay in good position when you attack the legs.FinishesNo takedown is ever scored from a great set-up and great penetration. Takedowns are scored only after a great finish and that is why Coach Guerrero starts with finishes early in this video and emphasizes the little things that will help you finish your takedowns. He'll show you how to finish with the front headlock series, which gives you the chance to finish in any situation your opponent tries to defend. Guerrero delivers several drills to help you finish a takedown - even from a bad position.Set-ups and TakedownsSee all of the basic leg attacks you need to develop into a great wrestler. Guerrero demonstrates the best possible set-ups for each takedown and gives you drills to use to make them effective. The 2-on-1, a very effective but often overlooked move in youth wrestling, is covered in detail. The 2-on-1 is a great way to handle an opponent who tries to avoid contact. You'll also see how to set up your takedowns with inside control, wrist control and collar ties. Chaining your setups will allow you to stay one step ahead of your opponent, keeping him off balance, and giving you an easier penetration into your attack.Coach Guerrero also gives you every imaginable scenario encountered when performing takedowns and how you can finish. These drills will make you the ultimate chain wrestler!This series of videos was produced by Championship Productions in association with AAU (The Amateur Athletic Union).68 minutes. 2013.YWD-04219B: with Eric Guerrero,Oklahoma State University Head Assistant Wrestling Coach;Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2014);3x NCAA Champ at Oklahoma St. (4x All American);2004 Olympian; 2003 World Cup Champion;2x USA FILA junior world freestyle champion;head coach for the USA at the 2009 FILA Junior Freestyle World ChampionshipsDefense is the cornerstone to excellent wrestling. Eric Guerrero is known throughout the world for his dominate wrestling style from his feet. As a World Cup Champion and 3x NCAA Champion, he knows how important defense is and how it can be used not only to stop your opponent, but also create opportunities for you to score. In this video, Guerrero shows you how to [...]
All Access Brandon High School Wrestling Practice with Russ Cozart
with Russ Cozart, Brandon (FL) HS Head Coach;2014 National Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS);2014 Florida 2A High School State Champions; 25x Florida High School State Champs (including 15 in a row); winners of 459 straight wrestling matches (The Streak), 2x National Coach of the Year; 8x Florida Coach of the YearIt goes without saying that Russ Cozart knows how to win. The head wrestling coach at Brandon High School has won 25 state titles, including 14 straight (2001-14). Most notably, Coach Cozart is the architect of "The Streak", an unreachable high school scholastic sports record of 459 straight dual meet victories that escalated over the course three decades! A 2012 inductee into the Florida Hall of Fame, Coach Cozart is also a two-time National High School Coach of the Year and eight-time Florida Coach of the Year.Follow Coach Cozart inside one of America's most storied high school wrestling programs as he guides the team through a 4-day practice week in preparation for an important 2-day tournament. This Monday through Thursday training period features an assortment of quality drills, technique, conditioning and strength exercises, gymnastic drills and other valuable information. You will learn how to organize your practices to get the most out of your training time. This set is a must for high school, middle school and elementary coaches.In this 3-disc DVD package, topics emphasized include: Track Workout - Build your teams aerobic conditioning with these track exercises, starting with the 1 mile run for endurance and dropping in distance all the way down to the 50 yard sprint for explosion. Weight Room Workout - These total body circuit routines start at 30 second intervals and over the course of a season increase to a maximum of 40 seconds the week before the state meet. Practice Structure - Learn when to focus practice on toughness, conditioning, technique and drilling, and when to taper your practice down so your team is fresh for competition. Specialty Moves - Coach Cozart shows some of his favorite moves including foot sweeps, spladles, spladle counters, and the chest crusher (a counter against an opponent's body lock on a sprawl). Jab Step - Cozart emphasizes this basic skill as the key for proper penetration to your opponent's leg. Blast Single Leg - Use this high level single leg attack against your tired opponent to send him to his back with a cradle, a turk, or a navy ride. Finishing Takedowns from your Knees - Develop the technique and toughness to finish after your opponent has sprawled on you - drilling to a double leg, high crotch, single leg, and head in the middle (Iranian) finish.Above all, this DVD will help coaches organize their practices, starting with a good cardio warm-up and moving on to daily basic drills. From there, you can teach the techniques you want to see your team perform in competition. Your team will find success on the mat through repetition of these drills. Gauge your team on what they are doing in live wrestling and adjust the next practice accordingly. Let Coach Cozart help you build champions and a "Streak" of your own!435 minutes (3 DVDs). 2012.MondayCoach Cozart begins by putting the team through a track practice, followed immediately with a circuit in the weight room. From there, Coach moves his team to the mat as they do their basic skills warm-up that includes acrobatics, scrambles, neck work and back arches. The drilling portion of Cozart's practice includes top position work, neutral arm up drilling (horning up), hand fighting, bottom position drilling, and takedowns on your knees from a sprawled opponent. He finishes off practice with 30 minutes of live wrestling.TuesdayTechniques include hip heists, leg ri[...]
Ken Chertow's Wrestling on the Mat 3-Pack
WRD-04079A: featuring Ken Chertow, US Olympian;3x NCAA All American and 3x Academic All-American at Penn State,2x Junior World Champion, Midlands Champion and Outstanding Wrestler.Coach Chertow coached at both Ohio State and Penn State where his teams won the National Duals and finished in the top 5 at NCAA Championships 75% of the time.You can learn from Coach Chertow personally at his year round and summer Gold Medal Training Camp.Olympian Ken Chertow covers a full assortment of riding and pinning techniques designed to prepare your wrestlers with the skills to end a match at any time. Wrestlers at Coach Chertow's Home Training Center demonstrate the essential techniques needed to dominate from the top position.In this instructional DVD, Coach Chertow covers techniques that he has found to be successful at all levels. You'll learn in detail: Breakdowns to beat your opponent off the whistle Proper position for the 2-on-1, cross wrist and cross face series Numerous tilts, including the tight waist, cross wrist and re-bar tilt, designed to score quickly Technique to perfect the ball & chain series and the "Robles tilt" - both will make your wrestler even more effective from the top position The key components of leg wrestling - teaching you to ride and pin from legs. You'll learn several unique and unorthodox set-ups and finishes for the power half and the high hip TurkCoach Chertow finishes with a variety of folkstyle and freestyle turns, including options from the front headlock. Coach Chertow specifically excelled at this technique, which enabled him to become an Olympian.Although arm bars and half nelsons are good techniques, tilts provide a proven way to score points quickly against tough opponents in big matches. Likewise, the leg rides Coach Chertow shows have been used consistently at the highest level. This DVD provides a large number of combinations from tilts to legs to cradles to wrist rides.This comprehensive video gives you all the material you need to make your wrestler highly effective from the top position. After watching this video, any wrestler or coach will understand the essential techniques needed to turn and pin your opponent.83 minutes. 2012.WRD-04079B: featuring Ken Chertow, US Olympian;3x NCAA All American and 3x Academic All-American at Penn State,2x Junior World Champion, Midlands Champion and Outstanding Wrestler.Coach Chertow coached at both Ohio State and Penn State where his teams won the National Duals and finished in the top 5 at NCAA Championships 75% of the time.You can learn from Coach Chertow personally at his year round and summer Gold Medal Training Camp.US Olympian Ken Chertow believes "bottom wrestling is a fight," and that you must develop the "warrior attitude" when coming out from the bottom. In this instructional DVD, Coach Chertow will help improve your bottom wrestling and increase your ability to score big points.Coach Chertow covers scoring from the bottom using variations of stand-ups, hip heists, or rolls, and he explains how to use these moves in combination with one another. These techniques will make your wrestlers more explosive and able to score from the bottom position. Topics covered include: Drilling Stand-ups - Get to your feet using an explosive stand up, applying pressure back, gaining hand control and cutting off to face your opponent. A variety of partner and shadow drills are provided for a coach or wrestler to utilize. Hip Heisting - Learn to use a powerful hip heist with your switch or sit-out to score 1, 2, or 5 points. Rolls - Learn how the cut roll and cross wrist roll can be used for all ages and weight classes. See how to hit these moves when the top man is applying a lot of pressure down and a stand-up is not an option. Co[...]
High Percentage Upper Body Techniques
with Rob Hermann,
Head Coach for USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman program;
1996 US Olympic Greco-Roman Head Coach;
2000 US Olympic Greco-Roman Assistant Coach;
5x World Team member
Give your wrestler and team a distinct advantage once they lock up - whether it's Greco-Roman, Freestyle, or Folkstyle - with this valuable collection of techniques to score critical back points off your takedowns.
Rob Hermann, Olympic Team Coach and 5-time National Champion--who has trained Olympic Champion Rulon Gardner and Olympic Medalists Dennis Hall and Garrett Lowney--shares upper body tips in seven different categories. These tips can be used to dominate from the feet in Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling. Coach Hermann has carefully selected techniques that can be applied to all three styles of wrestling. This DVD a perfect tool for the serious competitor and coach.
Locks, Ties, and Throws
The moves and positions demonstrated by Coach Hermann focus on becoming more effective from a variety of positions. Using these techniques, you and your athletes will learn:
Upper Body Technique
- The correct way to attack using a unique variation of the Russian Tie and five finishes from that tie, including the Bonsai Arm Throw
- A dominating front headlock series including the Culpa and the Schultz
- Proper technique for executing arm throws, shoulder throws and body locks
- Three versions of the head-and-arm, including a finishing technique and effective counter
Every complete wrestler needs to possess several five point moves that can be executed with confidence at any point in the match. Coach Hermann demonstrates 16 different five point moves.
These takedowns are high percentage moves, many of which will work in all three wrestling styles: Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman.
Coach Hermann also focuses on attacking from several different positions, including the Russian Tie, front headlock and an Underhook Series. In his front headlock series, you will learn high percentage moves such as the "Culpa" and the "Dave Shultz" that are used on the elite world level, yet simple enough to be applied in any wrestling room. Coach Hermann presents several moves for advanced wrestlers such as the Korean Front Head Lock.
Additionally, Coach Hermann adds a unique finish to an arm drag, a drill for developing quick hands and a way to negate an opponent's strength to apply a chicken wing.
Coach Hermann presents moves in a step-by-step, easy to understand fashion, with language that is clear and specific. During the instruction phase, each move is broken down into sub-steps with critical phases highlighted. Also, moves are shown at various vantage points to give the full benefit of visual learning. Coach Hermann then shows what each technique looks like at live wrestling speed several times so viewers can put the move together visually.
Upper body wrestling is an often overlooked aspect in today's wrestling environment. Every wrestler needs to know five point moves when they are down in a match. These techniques are essential for wrestlers who want to learn to score from the tie up position in all three wrestling styles.
This DVD is comprised of many of the best and most comprehensive upper body techniques available. Coach Hermann is a highly sought after coach and clinician - take advantage of his expertise by learning explosive upper body moves!
59 minutes. 2012.
All Access Oklahoma State Wrestling Practice
with John Smith,Oklahoma State University Head Coach,5x NCAA Championship coach, 2016 NCAA Runners-Up;2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 9x Big 12 Coach of the Year;2016 Big 12 Champions - 16 Big 12 Conference Championships;2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 6x World Champion,2x NCAA ChampionJohn Smith knows what it takes to build champions. Now, Coach Smith provides unprecedented access to the Oklahoma State practice room during the first three practices of the 2011-12 wrestling season. You'll be able to follow Coach Smith and the Cowboy staff and see how he structures and organizes his workouts to optimize performance for competition. Included in this DVD package is instruction on: Hip Heist - A key skill that is the foundation for many wrestling techniques. Standup - Learn technical points and drills designed to get your wrestlers out from bottom. Switches & Rolls - Smith emphasizes that 50% of reversals have the potential to end up putting your opponent on their back. Learn how the Cowboys put the competition on their back. Defending - Defend legs rides, claw ride & crab rides - important techniques to keep your wrestlers out of danger. The Oklahoma State Drilling Philosophy - Drilling should not be comfortable. Learn John Smith's approach to drilling and help your athletes sustain their intensity through drilling situations. Strength Training - Watch the team go through a workout designed to build explosiveness which translates into wins on the mat.Day 1:Coach begins practice with a team meeting in which he explains the importance of getting mentally prepared for practice. Smith proceeds to teach the bottom position drills that the team will use on a regular basis to build technique and form the foundation for their wrestling season. The drills focus on specific situations and skill development. In this manner they warm-up with more technique than some teams include in an entire practice. All drills build wrestling specific movements and habits to score from the bottom position. The team proceeds with drilling from their feet. Before releasing the team, coach explains the aspects of what makes a good drill and why it drilling is important.Day 2:The team uses many of the Day 1 drills in their warm-up and coach reviews them as needed. They then proceed to warm-up drills from the neutral and top position. After the warm-up drills are finished the team works on scoring from their feet.Day 3:Day three features a workout in the OSU weight room as the team is led through a strength workout. Coach Smith and his staff share a plethora of techniques as they work with the wrestlers on takedowns. Later, the team has a workout on the mat in a smaller group setting. This allows the coaching staff to work on the individual needs of the team members. By watching Coach Smith and his assistants, you will learn how to provide feedback to wrestlers, how to target instruction to individuals, and how to match your coaching style to individual wrestlers. Developing positive habits and a strong state of mind is essential to building a quality wrestling program. The drills demonstrated in this video and John Smith's coaching style has been integral in building the OSU program into one that is always in contention for a championship. Now you can use these same drills and coaching techniques to create champions in your program!223 minutes (3 DVDs). 2012.All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff[...]
Combination Wrestling from the Top Position: Tilts and Leg Turns
with Barry Davis,
University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
Olympic Silver Medalist, 3X NCAA Champion at Iowa
Turning an opponent, especially a good one, is one of the most difficult aspects of wrestling. In this video, Barry Davis demonstrates how combination wrestling can earn you more back points. And more back points leads to more wins!
Coach Davis stresses the importance of moving from one move to another in order to be more effective at scoring from the top position. He shows how a hip tilt can lead to a leg turn, a leg turn can lead to an arm bar, and an arm bar can lead back to a hip tilt. The combinations are endless. The key is to stay ahead of your opponent mentally. While your opponent is on their back, you are thinking of the next possible turn. A turn that will lead to more points and more victories.
Davis sets up his combination series with the hip tilt and builds off of it. He uses three and four-way combinations. You will learn how to effectively implement combinations using hip tilts, near wrist tilts, far wrist tilts, arm bar tilts, roll through tilts, leg turks and more. The combinations keep coming, along with the points.
Using combination wrestling from the top position will keep your opponent off balance, leaving them baffled and broken. Davis' teaching will provide you with the tools you need to become a better wrestler. You will begin to strategize, think and move quicker than your opponent. You will always have an edge on top.
Middle school and high school coaches alike will be pleased with the results they get by implementing Davis' combination series. Likewise, wrestlers will start to see immediate results as they begin to score more and more points.
Combination wrestling will help you think and move more effectively from the top position, which will confuse and break your opponent giving your wrestlers the chance to score more points - all of which leads to more victories.
61 minutes. 2012.
All Access Wartburg College Wrestling Practice with Jim Miller
featuring Jim Miller, Wartburg College Head Coach;Back-to-Back-to-Back NCAA D-III National Champs (2013, '12 & '11); 10x NCAA D-III Champions;21 consecutive Iowa Conference championships; member of the National Wrestling Coaches Association's Division III Hall of Fame; 5x National Coach of the Year; 11x IIAC Coach of the YearFive-time Division III National Coach of the Year Jim Miller gives you all access to his first practices of the 2011-12 season. See the practice structure and drills that Coach Miller uses to great success - Wartburg has won 90% of their duals and eight Division III National Team Titles. This video will allow coaches from all over the world an opportunity to see how one of the most successful coaching staffs in the United States run their practices, fix technical mistakes, and use drills to enhance key techniques--all without leaving home. Coach Miller and his staff go over numerous technical points throughout this DVD package, including; variations to finishing shots, multiple ways to successfully cut away on a standup, the knee slide, a breakdown of the sprawl, and numerous tips for bottom wrestling. With the coaches wired for sound throughout the practice, no interaction between coaches and athletes goes unheard.Each practice begins with a series of warm-ups and drilling on the feet. Attention is placed on downblocking to prevent opponent's from getting in deep on shots. Other areas of focus on the feet include: How to finish a double on the mat by elevating legs and moving up the body, how to score out of a front headlock, how to prevent surrendering a takedown when you land on your hips and how to finish a takedown by maintaining contact with your opponent.Coach Miller leads the team through a practice focused on creating movement and pressure from the bottom position. The team focuses on perfecting all the finer points of the basic techniques as they review knee slides, stand and cuts, the change over, and hand control and EXPLODING on the whistle. While the athletes are drilling the holds, the two coaches (Coach Miller and Assistant Coach Eric Keller) walk around the room and give the wrestlers skill-related feedback. Often the coaches will jump in and give the athletes the correct "feel" for the position. Other areas of focus in these practices include: Crab ride defense, working on several counters to escape this dangerous position. Conditioning featuring live wrestling and riding air dyne bicycles. Avoiding mental let-ups in a match.Morning LiftLearn a very efficient, yet intense, early morning upper body conditioning program for your wrestlers. This unique nine-exercise program takes less than 30 minutes and requires very little equipment - most of the exercises are performed with just a single 45 lb. plate for each wrestler. The exercises are specifically designed to build upper-body endurance, especially in the shoulder muscles, and include some basic cardio. During the workout, the coaches explain each exercise and give the overall philosophy behind their approach. This great routine can easily be performed before school, giving your wrestlers both a physical and mental edge on the mat.If you want to see how one of the most successful college wrestling programs in the country does business, you need to watch these videos. Anyone who watches these videos will learn numerous technical points and drills to enhance your wrestlers' chances for success. 179 minutes (2 DVDs). 2012. All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow view[...]
No Fear! Attacking from the Bottom Position
with Mark Branch, University of Wyoming Head Coach;
former Oklahoma State University Associate Head Coach; 4x NCAA Champions;
2x National Champ - 4x NCAA Finalist at Oklahoma St.
There's no need to be a defensive wrestler on bottom.
University of Wyoming Coach Mark Branch preaches an attack mind-set from the bottom positions. To do so, Coach Branch and University of Wyoming assistant Travis Shufelt demonstrate over 30 different drills, keys and fundamentals to the bottom position that will have you scoring from the toughest bottom positions in wrestling.
Branch starts out with some simple position drills to keep you out of danger in your base and in good position to set up moves that will lead to escapes, reversals and even back points. He then dives deeply into two of the most dangerous positions, the crab ride and leg riders. Branch demonstrates seven different techniques to escape the crab ride and turn this dangerous position into points for you!
The instruction goes deep into leg riding with an offensive approach. Branch shows five techniques to solve this dangerous position, including options for when your wrestler is in the most dangerous situation of all, both legs in with hips flattened. Branch shows you how to attack your opponent for even more points and possibly a pin from either a compact or extended position. His leg counter series also includes a hard-to-stop reversal when your opponent puts in a power half from your knees.
You'll also see the powerful Crossover technique that will catch your opponent for a reversal right when he thinks he's about to turn you.
This video is for both athletes and coaches from beginners to the most advanced wrestlers who want to improve scoring from the bottom position. These techniques and drills will help you show your team how to score points from the bottom position as well as maintain good position to prevent your opponent from scoring points on top.
Wrestlers at all levels struggle from the bottom position. With Coach Branch's bottom series in your arsenal, you'll be wrestling with no fear on the bottom and in a position to score every time.
55 minutes. 2011.
All Access Blair Academy Wrestling Practice
with Jeff Buxton,
former Blair Academy Head Wrestling Coach;
2012 National Prep Champions (32nd straight National Prep title);
Along with the National Prep title, Blair Academy also won the Ironman, Beast of the East, and Powerade tournament titles in 2012 finishing as the top ranked high school team in the country (the 10th time they have finished #1 since 1995).
Team of the Decade (2000-09)
Year-in and year-out one program has been at the top of the high school wrestling world - Blair Academy. Now, for the first time ever, head coach Jeff Buxton open the doors to his practice room to give you an inside look at how he runs Blair Academy wrestling practices.
This DVD set gives you an excellent look at five in-season practices that focus on technique instruction and drilling segments. Glean valuable tips and ideas on how to set-up "slow drilling" and "hard drilling" sessions that will allow you to get very technical in your teaching. These fast drills will help develop your wrestlers in a live setting and teach them to react and fine-tune their technique so they can match up with the very best.
Buxton coaches a lot of technique in these five practices. You will see how he teaches in a group setting and in one-on-one situations. Techniques include:
- Motion on the Feet - Create angles to get to the other side of your opponent and score.
- Defense - Learn Buxton's down block and sprawl technique to make your opponent "pay the price for shooting."
- Cut-Aways - Keep your wrists free and learn to get away if your opponent has his arm inside or gets his hands locked.
- Knee Slides and Change-Overs - Get your opponent on top moving and allow your guys to escape quicker.
- Inside Control and Attacking the Hands - Snap down and go behinds, mat returns, wrist tilts and more!
Buxton focuses a lot of attention on the Turk. He delivers a detailed breakdown of how he teaches the hold and provides a few variations of it to earn back points based on how your opponent tries to defend. He shows drills at different levels on the mat that you can put your wrestlers in so they can transition from a takedown right into a Turk.
In addition to the wrestling technique, you will see a unique horizontal and vertical rope workout, as well as a version of Blair's kettle bell and sand bag strength and conditioning circuit.
This is a unique look at an elite high school program. Order now and train like a champion this season!
408 minutes (4 DVDs). 2011.
All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!
Championship Signature Move Series: Wrap Arm Single
with Eric Guerrero,
Oklahoma State University Head Assistant Wrestling Coach;
Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2014);
3x NCAA Champ at Oklahoma St. (4x All American);
2004 Olympian; 2003 World Cup Champion;
2x USA FILA junior world freestyle champion;
head coach for the USA at the 2009 FILA Junior Freestyle World Championships
Eric Guerrero dominated the wrestling landscape from 1995 to 2005, winning three NCAA championships at Oklahoma State, two junior world freestyle championships, a world cup title and claiming a spot on the 2004 US Olympic team. Throughout this great run, Guerrero was nearly unstoppable from his feet. His go-to move was the wrap arm single.
Now, for the first time ever, Guerrero shares the secrets to this potent attack.
In this unique instructional wrestling DVD, Guerrero works backward starting with finishes for the wrap arm, moving to penetration technique, and finally covering set-ups.
Championships are won by the wrestler who can score from the situations that no one expects them to score from - if you can't finish a takedown, you can't score points. Guerrero takes you step-by-step through the proper technique to score from a wrap-arm single. You will learn the best grip to use, how to use leverage to finish the move and how to create angles that will give you the best opportunity to score on the mat.
Guerrero breaks down five common defenses to the wrap arm single and how to beat each for a score. You will learn what to do if your opponent tries to control the knee, hit a hip block, stuff your head and square up, grab on for a stalemate or peel your hands away. His counters focus on a limp arm action and constant motion to keep your opponent off balance.
Discover the key to making your opponent "buckle & brace" when you penetrate. Guerrero demonstrates a drill that will train you to go shoulder to thigh with your opponent setting you up for a quick change-off and finish.
Use inside control to effectively set-up your opponent for a wrap arm single. Guerrero shows how to disguise the wrap arm giving you the element of surprise.
From there he shows five set-up techniques:
- Elbow Push: Force your opponent to dig inside and draw his leg into you.
- Head Tap: Distracts your opponent, allowing you to drop to his leg.
- Wrist control: Roll your wrist outside to open up your opponent's leg.
- Wrist Pull: A very subtle set-up that triggers the instinct to defend the immediate position and opens up your opponent's leg for a score.
- Misdirection: "Sell" one side of the body, forcing your opponent to put his weight on the other side, keeping the leg planted in the mat and a stationary target to defend.
Coach Guerrero does an excellent job breaking down this technique. He shows you how to quickly get to your opponent's leg, which limits his chance to defend and improves your chances to score. Add it to your takedown library today!
45 minutes. 2010.
Championship Signature Move Series - Troy Nickerson: Crab Ride
with Troy Nickerson,
2009 NCAA Champion and 4x All American at Cornell University
Let NCAA Champion Troy Nickerson show you how multi-dimensional the crab ride can be.
Nickerson, a 4-time All American and 2009 NCAA Champion at Cornell, was lethal with the crab ride, finishing his college career with the second most career falls in Cornell history. What made Nickerson so dangerous was his ability to flow into many different pinning combinations using the crab ride.
In this on-the-mat demonstration, Nickerson takes an in-depth look at the Crab Ride, breaking it down starting with the basic positioning, then transitioning into a leg series, to a bar half series and finally a tilt series. In each series Nickerson shows you multiple ways to score back points no matter what your opponent tries to counter you with.
To get an edge on your opponent, Nickerson demonstrates how to get into proper position before the whistle even blows. He shows how to use your arms and legs to better execute the move and put your opponent in position to gain back points. He shows you how to use the spiral ride to get your opponent off balance making it easier for you to secure the crab. Once the crab ride is in, Nickerson teaches you for different finishes to get a fall, including a claw series.
If you happen to get stopped while in the crab, Nickerson demonstrates how to use it as a set-up to a leg series that features three different techniques that will give you back points.
In addition, Nickerson gives you a bar half series that can be used from the crab ride. And he will show you how the bar series can easily flow into a tilt series for more bonus points.
Nickerson clearly demonstrates and explains the proper techniques for each move, making it easy to implement for any wrestler at any level.
Become more dominant on top with Troy Nickerson's Crab Ride techniques.
42 minutes. 2011.
All Access Cornell Wrestling Practice with Rob Koll
with Rob Koll,Cornell University Head Coach;2011 NCAA Championships Runner-Up;2011 NWCA National Duals Champions;2010 EIWA Coach of the Year;2005 NWCA Division I Coach of the Year;2016 EIWA Champions - 10 consecutive EIWA Conference Championships (2007 - 2016);2x World Cup Champion,NCAA Champ and 4x All-American includes instruction from Damion Hahn, Matt Azevedo and Jeremy SpatesSee what it's like to be in the wrestling room at Cornell University. In this unique wrestling DVD, Rob Koll opens the doors to three of his practices from the 2010 season. Experience the inner-workings of Cornell practices, get drills and techniques you can use in your program and see what it takes to run a championship caliber practice. DAY ONE:Koll and his staff introduce new techniques that will be incorporated into each practice throughout the year. Koll's techniques and drills center around the three main goals of the Cornell program: Be strong defensively, be tough on top and don't get ridden.First day highlights include: Front Headlock Series - Taught by Assistant Coach Damion Hahn. You will see how Cornell wrestlers use the front headlock as an offensive weapon. This motion based technique will get your opponent off balance, which opens him up and gives your wrestler many scoring options. Leg Series - Jeremy Spates shows you a punishing leg ride series that will keep your opponent on the mat and lead to back points for your wrestlers. Spates includes a lift and throw technique, as well as troubleshooting counter defense ideas. Drill Work - This practice includes 30 minutes of drill work including 14 drills to perfect takedowns, defense, tilts and stand-ups.DAY TWO:The second day of practice features a lighter workout. In it you will see the team demonstrate more than 10 weightlifting exercises that will not only build strength, but help maintain it through the season. These lifts feature resistance bands and dumb bells.The technique session focuses on: Attacking Ties to Dominate the Position - Assistant Coach Matt Azevedo emphasizes putting pressure on your opponent. See how your wrestlers can use their hands to move their opponent to create angles for high percentage scores. Azevedo also demonstrates how to beat a thumb block. Breakdowns - Azevedo teaches a tight waist chop and spiral breakdown and how to use them to get into the leg series that was shown in Day One. DAY THREE:In the third practice, Coach Koll focuses on two techniques: Collar Tie to Russian Tie - Stay tight and use the set-up to hit a drag or high crotch takedown.Leg Defense - Coach Spates shows four ways to prevent the leg from getting in, which is the best defense to any leg rider. In addition, he shows the hip smash technique, which will get your opponent off the leg if he beats your defense. You'll also see how to defend the power half and how to free yourself from a scissor/figure four ride.Grind Match Drills - Get your wrestlers focused on technique when they are tired!This is the first wrestling practice planning DVD of its kind. This DVD package delivers technique, drills and coaching points all in a live setting, giving you the full experience of a championship-caliber practice. 250 minutes (3 DVDs). 2010.All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with[...]
Situational Wrestling from the Bottom Position
with John Smith,
Oklahoma State University Head Coach,
5x NCAA Championship coach, 2016 NCAA Runners-Up;
2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 9x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2016 Big 12 Champions - 16 Big 12 Conference Championships;
2x Olympic Gold Medalist,
6x World Champion,
2x NCAA Champion
It's hard to win matches if you can't escape the bottom position. Now you can turn those losing situations into points!
In this instructional wrestling DVD, wrestling icon John Smith shows you how to come out on top when you're on the bottom.
Smith demonstrates how to beat eight common situations wrestlers struggle with:
- Tight waist rides: Beat the most popular ride in wrestling. Smith also shows what to do if you get chopped from the tight waist.
- Bar arms from the tight waist: Learn how to get out of 2-on-1 and bellied out situations.
- The Tulsa Ride: See how you can use your hips to get your opponent out of position.
- Trapped ankles: Defend near and far ankle rides. Smith includes the swisher technique to get to your feet.
- One leg in: Learn five options based on hip position to free the leg and score points.
- Two legs in: See how pressuring into the opponent can get you into a scramble position.
- Crab rides: Get five options for beating crab rides including tips for beating the half nelson from the crab ride.
- Mat returns from the feet: Learn to stay in position to get the escape.
In each area, Smith clearly defines the key to each move, concentrating on the hip and hand positions. These are the same techniques that he teaches in the Oklahoma State wrestling room. These techniques will keep your wrestlers from being ridden for long stretches of time, giving up riding time or being scored on with cheap tilts.
The hardest area of wrestling is coming off the bottom once you get stopped. Incorporate these situational wrestling drills into your practice and your wrestlers will get back to scoring position quicker and more consistently.
85 minutes. 2010.
Arm Spins & Shoulder Throws
with Rob Koll,
Cornell University Head Coach;
2011 NCAA Championships Runner-Up;
2011 NWCA National Duals Champions;
2010 EIWA Coach of the Year;
2005 NWCA Division I Coach of the Year;
2016 EIWA Champions - 10 consecutive EIWA Conference Championships (2007 - 2016);
2x World Cup Champion,
NCAA Champ and 4x All-American
Rob Koll opens up his takedown repertoire and delivers two techniques to give you more options from your feet - the arm spin and shoulder throw. The versatility of these techniques will give you many options to score on your opponent. Coach Koll will show you how use these techniques from your feet or on the mat; to score two or get back points; or as a set-up for a high leg or low leg single or for a double leg takedown.
Beginning with the arm spin, Coach Koll demonstrates the keys to effectively hit the arm spin off an underhook and from a collar tie. To quickly learn the proper form, Koll shows a vital drill to clear your hips and successfully execute the move. In addition, Koll shows how the arm spin can be used as a set-up for a high- or low-level single leg takedown.
From a collar tie position, you will see the two keys that make this move effective, as well as how to hit a foot sweep using the arm spin movements. The arm spin, either from an underhook or a collar tie is a perfect high reward throw to use when getting pushed off the mat.
If your opponent drops his hips back to defend the arm spin, Koll teaches you how to load his hips into you for a shoulder throw. Calling on his background in Judo, Koll teaches you two variations of the shoulder throw, as well as how to use the throw as a set-up for the foot sweep.
As a bonus, Koll shows you a simple arm drag technique, complete with drills, that can pay big dividends on the mat. From his arm drag, Koll demonstrates three set-ups for a double leg, outside and inside leg singles, as well as a front headlock from the arm drag.
A perfect compliment to Coach Koll Foot Sweep Technique DVD (WRD-03029).
39 minutes. 2010.
Position Drills for Bottom Wrestling
with Tom Ryan,
Ohio State University Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Champions; 2015 Big Ten Co-Champions, 2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year;
Back-to-Back NCAA Runner-up finishes (2007-2009);
2009 NWCA Coach of the Year;
former Hofstra University Head Coach,
6x Conference Champions,
7x Conference Coach of the Year;
2x All-American at the University of Iowa
Train your wrestlers to get to their feet quicker.
Finding success in the bottom position is crucial for championship wrestling. To help you build success on the mat, 2009 NWCA Coach of the Year Tom Ryan teaches 13 drills to build proficiency from the bottom position.
Coach Ryan starts with a brief overview on the starting position before moving into the drill instruction. Ryan's drills deliver a variety of benefits to your wrestlers:
- Learn how to make adjustments when your opponent is moving you around to open you up
- Build back to your base
- Free your wrists
- Win inside elbow position
- Develop a knee slide to get to the standing position easier
- Learn to balance yourself on your feet
- Learn to stay tight when lifted in air so can pop back up once you hit the mat
- See Ryan's pop, drop and spin technique to finish the escape
- Prevent your opponent from securing the leg
- and more!
In addition, Ryan demonstrates counters to three common breakdowns and a quarter-turn stand-up technique.
Ryan does an excellent job thoroughly explaining and demonstrating each drill, making them easy to implement into your practice. This is an excellent complement to Ryan's Position Drills for Takedowns DVD (WRD-2842)
50 minutes. 2010.
Practice Planning and Program Building for Wrestling
with Rob Koll,
Cornell University Head Coach;
2011 NCAA Championships Runner-Up;
2011 NWCA National Duals Champions;
2010 EIWA Coach of the Year;
2005 NWCA Division I Coach of the Year;
2016 EIWA Champions - 10 consecutive EIWA Conference Championships (2007 - 2016);
2x World Cup Champion,
NCAA Champ and 4x All-American
Rob Koll has built Cornell into a national power on the wrestling mat. For the past nine years, Cornell has finished in top 20 at the NCAA Championships - including runner-up in 2010, as well as winning eight straight league championships.
Now, you can get the same drills and techniques that Coach Koll uses in his room everyday.
Koll begins with a typical warm-up session that contains more than 15 exercises. His warm-up session takes 15 minutes and features a lot of gymnastics techniques to maximize your wrestlers' athleticism. The exercises start basic and move to advanced drills - all relating to wrestling in some way.
In addition, Koll includes more than 10 conditioning drills with a sport specific twist. These drills all feature full body motion and concentrate on quick starts and explosiveness.
To compliment the warm-up, you will see over 25 wrestling drills that Koll focuses on for 30 minutes to an hour every day in practice. These short offense and defense drills focus on technique, work on set-ups and foot motion, while developing conditioning, hip power and athleticism - all in a match-like setting. Among the techniques you'll see are shrugs, knee taps, high and low singles, bar arms, foot fighting and more.
Moving off the mat, Koll gives you his philosophy behind how he built his program to the level it is today. He touches on a number of topics, including:
- Sleep deprivation - More sleep allows your athletes to convert short term memory to long term and build up muscle
- Micro practices - get same amount of work from the team, but not in a team setting. Allows you to individualize technique and gives you increased contact with wrestlers - which in turn gets them to feel more connected to the program and coaches);
- Practice phases - See different practice routines from October to December, January to February and for the last month of the year.
- Strength Training - See the key to Cornell's success - volume and intensity. Koll discusses three different phases of strength training, which has resulted in his wrestlers have maintained or gained strength throughout the season.
41 minutes. 2010.
Inside Tie Series
with Matt Azevedo, Drexel University Head Coach
former Cornell University Assistant Coach;
2x US National Team member; US Open Freestyle National Champion
Take away your opponent's strength with the inside tie.
Matt Azevedo demonstrates a simple, yet versatile, set-up that every wrestler needs for his arsenal. The inside tie will open up your opponent, allowing you to score on either side of his body in many different ways.
Starting with the basic position, Coach Azevedo teaches you the six key points to controlling your opponent with the inside tie. He also demonstrates many ways to get into the inside tie including circling, using fakes, from a collar tie, through wrist control and more.
Once the basic position is establish, Azevedo shows you how to use the inside tie to attack your opponent with six takedown techniques:
- Single Leg Attacks
- "Barrel Roll"
- High Crotch Attacks
- Fireman's Carry
- Double Leg Attacks
- Front Headlock
Azevedo shows three different variations of each attack. What makes the inside tie so valuable is that it never changes, but the attack is different every time. That keeps your opponent guessing, which keeps him off balance and easier to score on.
You will also see the drills that Azevedo uses to train the inside tie. These drills focus on footwork and fakes, putting the combinations together and getting comfortable wrestling out of the inside tie position and using your attack hand.
The inside tie is easy to learn and is effective on any level - for any style of wrestler!
59 minutes. 2010.
Signature Move Series - Mark Perry: The Claw Series
with Mark Perry,
University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
former Cal Poly State University Co-Head Wrestling Coach;
2x NCAA Champion and 4x All American at the University of Iowa
Learn to turn and pin any opponent you face.
For the first-time ever, two time NCAA Champion Mark Perry passes along the techniques and strategies that made him a dominating force from the top position.
Coach Perry begins with an in-depth look at his favorite pinning technique - the Claw Series. Perry shows you how to beat your opponent inside quicker and the best way to ensure success no matter which way your opponent turns his head. Once secured, Perry gives you six different combinations you can use to earn back points or a fall. These moves range from simple to advanced and work with any style of wrestler. What makes this series so effective, is that Perry shows you how to use these moves in combination. So, if your opponent is able to stop one attack, you can flow easily into another combination to score. Never give up a fall again!
In addition, Perry shows you a pinning technique with both legs in that will secure a fall every time, as well as pinning combinations from the "far side" of the claw and three cradle options.
This instructional wrestling DVD will give you the ability to earn more bonus points from the top position
111 minutes. 2010.
Signature Move Series -Troy Letters: The Crab Ride
with Troy Letters, former Clarion University Head Coach;
former Penn State University Assistant Coach; 2011 NCAA Team Champions;
2004 NCAA Champion at Lehigh,
3x All American
"Troy is one of the best in the nation with the crab ride. He has an amazing feel for the crab ride and can show you how to score with it." - Greg Strobel, former Lehigh University Head Coach
The crab ride is a multi-threat riding technique that you can use to rack up near fall points and pins.
Three-time All American Troy Letters developed a nearly unstoppable crab ride technique leading him to three, top-three finishes in the NCAA Tournament including the 2004 NCAA Championship. Now, Letters himself shows you how to use this dominating ride to keep your opponent on the mat and put bonus points on the scoreboard.
Starting with the basic positioning, Letters demonstrates three ways to get your opponent extended and to pull him into the crab ride (or the "home" position). Letters shows you how to get your opponent's weight forward with the inside chop and spiral ride to easily slip into the crab ride. In addition, he shows how to use your opponent's momentum off a stand-up to pull him into the crab ride.
Once you have established your "home" position, Letters shows how to stay on the offense and score points. He demonstrates three ways to turn and pin you can use from the crab ride depending on how your opponent reacts:
- Half Nelson - when he is sitting up and fighting away from you
- Turk Series - when he turns off his back and fights into you
- Bar Arm Series - see how to bait your opponent to post his hand that opens up a scoring opportunity
In addition, you will see two common defenses to the crab ride and how to counter them for points.
Troy Letters is one of the top crab riders in the world. Now you can start earning more near fall points and pins by using Letters' proven techniques.
44 minutes. 2010.
Leg Slip Series
with Tom Borrelli,
Central Michigan University Head Coach; over 300 career wins;
2010 MAC Coach of the year (11x MAC Coach of the Year);
14x MAC Champions ( including 11 straight from 2002-12); 1998 NWCA Coach of the Year
Make your opponents think twice before choosing the top position.
Tom Borrelli has spent a large part of his 31-year coaching career developing and refining the Leg Slip technique. This is a proven method for defending leg riders and is a major reason for Borrelli's 11 conference titles and 2010 MAC Coach of the Year Award.
This technique enables your athletes to wrestle for reversals and pins, not just escapes.
Coach Borrelli begins by teaching the key to the leg slip - the swim technique. This method gets the opponent to his hip and puts your athlete in prime position to hit a reversal and score back points.
Borrelli dissects two styles of leg riders - short leg with a hug technique and deep leg with a cross body ride. He explains and demonstrates how to effectively score points using the leg slip against each technique.
Learn to defend leg riders in a variety of situations:
- Countering a power half
- A cross face and whip across
- Guarding against a re-route
- Stopping a banana split
- Scoring a reverse after being flattened out on the mat
- Reversing the opponent with double legs in and more.
Borrelli also shows how your athletes can use the leg slip as an offensive weapon.
This is a perfect technique for wrestlers who aren't very strong on their feet, as it keeps the opponent on the mat.
By practicing and perfecting the leg slip, your wrestlers will gain a greater confidence on the mat against any type of leg rider and avoid getting ridden out
42 minutes. 2010.