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    with Kyle Dake,
    member of the 2018 US Men's Freestyle World Cup Team (79 kg) - 2018 UWW World Cup Champions;
    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 Year

    This 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 Tilt
    When 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 Pin
    Your 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 Tilts
    In 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 close to the action and knows the importance of instilling fun into learning." - Customer Review

    46 minutes. 2013.


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    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!


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    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

    It 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.

    Monday
    Coach 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.

    Tuesday
    Techniques include hip heists, leg ride counters, and arm up (horn up) drills. Drags and ankle picks are covered from standing position, and arm chop and spiral series are covered from top position. After 30 minutes of live wrestling, Coach Cozart puts his team through a "warm-down", consisting of three sets of rope climbing partnered off with various calisthenics designed to work his team hard.

    Wednesday
    While beginning with the team's standard basic skills drills and ending with live wrestling, this practice focuses more on techniques from the neutral position. Takedowns drilled are single legs, arm drags, duck unders, ankle picks, and firemen carries.

    Thursday
    Tapering down, Coach Cozart puts the team through the most technique-oriented practice of the week, one that he traditionally uses the day before a tournament. Each team member performs his favorite technique from all three starting positions. Coach demonstrates how to troubleshoot a stalemate position from a single leg attack that he has been seeing in live wrestling this week. He also goes over some of his favorite specialty moves. The team focuses on upper body throws including attacks from collar ties, underhooks, whizzers, lateral tie-ups (over-under position), and bear hugs.

    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


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    with Jon Reader,
    University of Wisconsin Assistant Coach;
    former South Dakota State Assistant Coach;
    2x U.S. Freestyle World Team Member;
    2011 NCAA National Champion and 3x All-American at Iowa State University.

    Whether on purpose or accident, wrestlers will find themselves in an underhook position at some point. They need to know how to finish once they have the underhook.

    Jon Reader has been successful at all levels of wrestling. One of the reasons for his success has been due to his ability to use an underhook to open up scoring situations. In this video, Reader shows how he gets to the underhook from distance and from various ties.

    The key to scoring on your feet is to create angles and control your opponent. Reader demonstrates techniques to secure an underhook and open the door for offensive attacks, such as a head inside single and high crotch. He provides insight from the collegiate and international wrestling scene on how the ability to get to your underhook can make the difference in winning or losing the match.

    Additionally, Reader demonstrates the fundamentals needed to secure and open opportunities to score from the front headlock. He shows why this position is a major way to score on the international stage of wrestling.

    Getting to the Underhook

    Learn how a good stance and positioning is the gateway to getting into your underhooks. Reader teaches the hand and footwork in order to dig the underhook. He stresses the details on how the hand and footwork must be together in order to gain the advantage. Reader demonstrates three simple and effective ways to get into your underhooks:

    • Head Club - A good initial setup for a underhook that will allow an opening to dig an underhook.
    • Wrist Roll - Great way to get into a underhook off of your opponent's collar tie.
    • Inside Elbow Post - A great way to create an opening if you are unable to set your underhook up with a wrist roll.

    Once the underhook is in, Reader demonstrates ways to move your opponent. This is vital as it helps create angles for the best scoring opportunities.

    Head Inside Single from Underhook

    Learn how to create an angle and attack with a head inside single (Knee Pull). Reader discusses hand and head position when attacking the leg that keeps you in correct position in order to finish the shot. You'll learn how to get to this position regardless of your opponent's position. You will also be taught how to beat your opponent's defenses once on the shot.

    Reader demonstrates how to finish from the inside single with two primary options based on the opponent's reaction.

    • Shelf and Circle - Primary finish on the mat to circle behind and secure a takedown.
    • Knee Slide to the Feet - Secondary finish on the mat if your opponent is defending with a whizzer and will allow you to take the single leg to your feet.

    High Crotch from the Underhook

    You'll be taught multiple techniques to move your opponent in order to get to your underhook and in position to hit a high crotch. Reader teaches a lesser known technique he calls the "meat hook" in order to set up your opponent. He also does an excellent job of showing how to properly hit and finish the high crotch from head, foot, hand and chest position.

    Getting to a Front Headlock

    The front headlock is a dominant tie that many wrestlers have difficulty defending. This will make your offense more effective. Learn the proper positioning to get into and use the front headlock. Reader covers three simple ways to get into a front headlock (including how not to get your arm trapped) from your feet:

    • Meat hook - His favorite set-up to create space in order to secure a front headlock.
    • Outside head pull - Great if you cannot create space off the meat hook.
    • Push-Pull - Allows you to use an opponent's momentum when their head is underneath your chest.

    He also goes over front headlock safety, shows two ways to counter common defense used by opponents, and the most effective way to finish a front headlock with a go behind.

    Scoring with a Front Headlock

    Reader demonstrates how to score with a front headlock based on realistic reactions that a wrestler might experience during a match.

    • Shoulder Shimmy - Allows you free your elbow to score if your opponent is clamping down on your arm.
    • Elbow Push - Used to score if your opponent reaches out and tries to block you from going behind them with their arm.
    • Head Pull - An effective way to get your opponent's elbow to the mat and open your go behind to score.
    • Big Step - Creates an angle to score on your opponent when they defend in a tripod and a head pull isn't working.
    • Far Knee Tap - Great way to score when an opponent gains elbow control and is focused on clearing the front headlock.

    Reader also covers how to clear a front head lock and several drills to help develop mastery from the front headlock, such as a push-pull drill, angle positioning drill, and a snap-hustle drill.

    If you want to learn how to be able to get in the underhook position in order to attack or control your opponent, then this is the video for you!

    70 minutes. 2017.


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    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 Champion

    Four-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 Champion

    Four-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 University; 3x Kansas High School State Champion

    Coach 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 the fundamentals of turning and pinning your opponent.

    Breakdowns:
    Coach Akin does an excellent job demonstrating and explaining proper body position and pressure on your opponent. He gives constant reminders about "good" position on top. Akin teaches basic breakdowns including the 180 breakdown, the Spiral ride and the Tight Waist Ankle. He uses the 180 and Spiral ride to get into his Cross body ride. Akin shows how he keeps himself in the "saddle" an effective method to stay top of an opponent to get into a variet of pinning combinations.

    Pinning:
    The former U.S. World Team member, Coach Akin demonstrates a ton of ways to get opponents on their backs and rack up team points. He covers six turns that are fundamental to having success at any level from the top position. You'll see everything from a half nelson and chicken wing to cheap tilts, turks, cradles and the dreaded spladle position. Akin sets up his spladle from a side headlock and single leg defense. He also shares unique details to his nearside and crossface cradles that will ensure a pin every time your opponent is on his back.

    We often take minor details for granted, but Coach Akin covers those details as a part of his teaching so that it is easy to integrate into your practice. This is a great DVD for any wrestler or coach to learn sound and basic principles that are effective at all levels.

    43 minutes. 2014.



    YWD-04509D: 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 Champion

    A solid attack from the neutral position is the key to confidence needed to be a champion. Eric Akin has found success at every level - 3-time high school champ, four-time All American, and World Cup Silver medalist. In this detailed DVD, Coach Akin give you a blueprint of drills to create effective wrestlers that can score takedowns from any position.

    Coach Akin teaches a series of drills from the feet to teach wrestlers how to move, and create common reactions to generate scoring opportunities. He demonstrates different types of drills that wrestlers can do with or without a partner. These drills cover:

    • Stance - Coach Akin dedicates a large segment on stance and motion, and the techniques to make wrestlers better both offensively and defensively.
    • Set-ups - Coach Akin shows a variety of set-ups and which ones are most effective for each takedown.
    • Penetration (spring load) - Learn Coach Akin's spring loaded approach to penetration and how it works from the outside or when a guy puts his hands on you.
    • Finishes - Coach Akin goes through a variety of finishes to sweep single, double leg and high C from common scrambling positions. He includes several drills for each takedown finish.

    Coach Akin does a great job in this video using his wrestlers to demonstrate drills and how to use them effectively. His in-depth instruction will help you take both youth and high school wrestlers through many advanced level takedowns.

    Once the basic skills are mastered these techniques will guide you and your athletes to the next level. A great addition to any youth or high school coach's collection.

    81 minutes. 2014.



    YWD-04509E: 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 Champion

    Eric Akin is a wealth of wrestling knowledge. In this video, he gives you a blueprint of bottom techniques to create effective wrestlers that can escape from any position. Learn how to take already sound fundamentals and take them to a completely different level.

    Developing proper stance and position improve your ability to dominate from any position. Coach Akin focuses on the important points of the stance and motion that will allow you to use basic escape skills in variety common positions. A main focus of instruction covers the proper way to hip heist and why it is important in all positions. Akin shows a variety of ways for wrestlers not to get broken down or get their hands tied up. He gives several drills to develop the finer points of the hip heist and getting hand control.

    Coach Akin addresses the high percentage scoring techniques used by quality athletes around the nation. These include:

    • Stand-up - Coach Akin's approach to the stand-up and how a wrestler can escape from all the most common defenses to a stand-up.
    • Sit Outs - Coach Akin goes through his favorite sit out, which is actually a sit back, and how to use your opponent's reactions to score from the bottom position.
    • Escapes from Common Riding Positions - Learn how to escape from several common rides including spiral ride, chop, tight waist ankle and the most feared leg ride. Coach explains each defense of these rides and how to use them to score.

    Coach Akin uses young wrestlers to demonstrate the techniques and drills, which allows you to see how to teach them effectively. This video will be a great addition to any youth or high school coach's collection to improve scoring opportunities from the bottom position.

    Although this video outlines the skills of the advanced youth wrestler, all ages will benefit from the wisdom of Eric Akin to escape quicker from the bottom and then attack from a dominant position.

    47 minutes. 2014.



    YWD-04509F: 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 Champion

    Ideally we work to dominate and pin all of our opponents. In this video, Eric Akin teaches how to breakdown, ride, turn and pin that can make an average wrestler a killer from the top position.

    In this fast pace video, you will learn the techniques of advanced youth wrestler to become a dominate wrestler in the top position, including:

    • Breakdowns - Stop your opponents' first move and break them down. Coach Akin spends a great deal of time working on break downs wrestlers can use to ride their opponent and set up pin holds. He covers five different breakdowns, including the spiral ride, cross body ride and shallow legs.
    • Tilts - Coach Akin shows a variety of ways for wrestlers to score from cheap tilts to build a comfortable lead. He explains all the finer points to scoring using a 2-on-1 tilt, a chicken wing tilt and a spiral ride tilt.
    • Pinning Combinations - Secure more pins while you dominate your opponents. See Coach Akin's approach to the half nelson, a bar arm and chicken wing series, as well as several turks and cradles, and how a wrestler can use all of them from many different common rides to pin their opponent. He does a great job pointing out all the small details that will help wrestlers use these techniques in an effective fashion.
    • Legs and spladle - Coach spends a great deal of time showing how wrestlers can perform a multitude of pinning combinations using legs, and a spladle from different positions that make it a match ender from anywhere.

    Coach Akin gives you a wealth of scoring opportunities for wrestlers from the top position that can be tailored to fit any size or shape wrestler. This video will be a great addition to any youth or high school coach's collection.

    47 minutes. 2014.




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    Gary Mayabb,
    Staley (MO) High School Head Coach;6X MO State High School Championships (Oak Park HS);
    USA Wrestling Manager of Greco-Roman Programs; USA Wrestling Gold level coach (highest level possible); USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman Coach of the Year (2014); 2X NWCA Region Coach of the Year and 2X State Coach of the Year;
    as a wrestler, competed at Central Missouri (2X team captain) where he was an NCAA qualifier and was also a 4x qualifier for the US Olympic Team Trials

    Are you ready to turn your wrestlers into great wrestlers and help them get wins over the toughest opponents on their schedule? Gary Mayabb has developed a system over the years that has allowed his wrestlers, some of whom came into the season as average-at-best wrestlers, to be able to compete with, and even beat, some of the highest-skilled wrestlers they've faced by the conclusion of the season.

    In this video, Mayabb begins with his philosophy and how he developed this system. Beginning with using the basics to gain the advantage, Mayabb discusses the importance for wrestlers to stay "in the box" with their stance while analyzing their opponents.

    From there, Mayabb uses the two most common takedowns, singles and doubles, as the basis to begin chain wrestling. Before getting into a single or double, Mayabb demonstrates four different setups to get to a takedown based on the opponent's reactions. After the takedown you'll get four finishes, including drills, to help perfect the top riding position in Mayabb's "Flat Iron" drilling sessions.

    Coach Mayabb and his staff spent years fine-tuning this system that has led to multiple championships and great successes and accomplishments for the variety of wrestlers he has coached. If your lineup isn't 'stacked' with top-tier, high-performing wrestlers going into the season, this is a great resource to use to help your athletes outperform their expectations and end their season, and their careers, on an upward swing!

    130 minutes. 2018.


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    with Troy Steiner,
    Fresno State University Head Coach;
    former Oregon State and University of Iowa Head Assistant Coach;
    4x All-American at the University of Iowa; won the 1992 NCAA individual title (142 lbs)
    member of three NCAA National Championship (Iowa);
    inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa (2013);
    9x U.S. National Team member (1992 World Cup Champion, 1996 Pan-American Freestyle Champion.); U.S. Olympic Trials (3rd in '92 & '96, 5th in '00)

    Troy Steiner was an absolute terror on top, but even more so with his legs during his time as an athlete at the University of Iowa. This video provides great demonstration of the techniques that he used to dominate leg rides while also utilizing fantastic leg defense. Steiner, who is now the head coach at Fresno State University, goes in-depth on how to counter leg attacks and also shows how to counter those counters.

    Steiner begins with how to get the legs in, then displays four different turns to use once a wrestler has the legs. These turns are not just any turns, but a progression that leads from one to another depending on the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent. You'll learn a crossface turn, a super tight wing turn, how to defeat the opponent when they bury their head, and how to work a power half. Steiner shows how to be physical on top and help turn any wrestler into a more dominating presence on the mat.

    Finally, Steiner concludes by going through several steps to defend the legs, as well as some counters to basic leg riding defense. What makes these moves so great is they are all set up with the same positioning and technique. The counters are basic defenses to some common techniques that top guys use to "hang on" when they have legs in. The section wraps up with a "Leg Slip" series that can all but guarantee the bottom wrestler will get out of a jam.

    Coach Steiner was an absolute beast on top and a hammer with the legs. He could get opponents to quit as soon as he threw them in, and he passes along his techniques in this informative instructional video. Become a punishing leg rider with a few more options in your toolbox for the top position!

    46 minutes. 2018.


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    with Troy Steiner,
    Fresno State University Head Coach;
    former Oregon State and University of Iowa Head Assistant Coach;
    4x All-American at the University of Iowa; won the 1992 NCAA individual title (142 lbs)
    member of three NCAA National Championship (Iowa);
    inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa (2013);
    9x U.S. National Team member (1992 World Cup Champion, 1996 Pan-American Freestyle Champion.); U.S. Olympic Trials (3rd in '92 & '96, 5th in '00)

    Troy Steiner was an absolute terror on top, but even more so with his legs during his time as an athlete at the University of Iowa. This video provides great demonstration of the techniques that he used to dominate leg rides while also utilizing fantastic leg defense. Steiner, who is now the head coach at Fresno State University, goes in-depth on how to counter leg attacks and also shows how to counter those counters.

    Steiner begins with how to get the legs in, then displays four different turns to use once a wrestler has the legs. These turns are not just any turns, but a progression that leads from one to another depending on the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent. You'll learn a crossface turn, a super tight wing turn, how to defeat the opponent when they bury their head, and how to work a power half. Steiner shows how to be physical on top and help turn any wrestler into a more dominating presence on the mat.

    Finally, Steiner concludes by going through several steps to defend the legs, as well as some counters to basic leg riding defense. What makes these moves so great is they are all set up with the same positioning and technique. The counters are basic defenses to some common techniques that top guys use to "hang on" when they have legs in. The section wraps up with a "Leg Slip" series that can all but guarantee the bottom wrestler will get out of a jam.

    Coach Steiner was an absolute beast on top and a hammer with the legs. He could get opponents to quit as soon as he threw them in, and he passes along his techniques in this informative instructional video. Become a punishing leg rider with a few more options in your toolbox for the top position!

    46 minutes. 2018.


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    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 (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa; won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    The international wrestling scene has been dominated in recent years by wrestlers from Russia and Iran. Iran especially has exploded onto the scene, winning the 2012-2015 World Cups and the 2013 World Championship in freestyle wrestling.

    While they traditionally wrestled in a more relaxed, defensive style, they have experienced most of their recent success after switching to an aggressive, attacking style centered around getting to the underhook.

    In spite of their success, the techniques used by wrestlers from Iran and Russia are poorly understood in the United States.

    Illinois Associate Head Coach Mark Perry has extensively studied the techniques of the Iranian and Russian wrestlers, and demonstrates how to effectively use them in collegiate and scholastic wrestling. These techniques are innovative and fundamentally sound. And, if mastered, can change the way wrestlers compete and how they think about match situations.

    Iranian Underhook Series

    The Iranian Series evolved from an underhook, but has slight variations from that which is used in the United States. Coach Perry details the Iranian approach of staying low, keeping the head on the opposite side, and applying heavy pressure. These variations are what help to make this series effective and hard to defend. In this series, you will learn how to:

    • Set your opponent up
    • Dictate your opponent's movements and reactions
    • Disguise your set ups and moves
    • Pressure your opponent into making mistakes

    Coach Perry spends extra time showing how exactly to posture and control in this highly technical position. In nearly every situation, Coach Perry demonstrates an attack that will be nearly impossible for your opponent to stop. While primarily looking to attack a knee pull or snatch single, he also demonstrates options to hit a throw-by or a snap down.

    Opposite Side Attacks

    In order to be successful at the highest levels, wrestlers need to be able to attack both sides of the body from every position. The Iranian underhook series is no different. Coach Perry demonstrates how to attack the far side of the body with a high-crotch, a double, or a drag, when the opponent looks to re-pummel an underhook.

    The Iranians hit some of the most explosive high crotch and double legs attacks. Coach Perry shows how this is not about being explosive but about their set up and positioning. He works through a variety of drills with his wrestlers, showing how to acquire the sensitivity to the opponent's weight distribution and timing that is required to utilize these attacks.

    Russian 2-on-1 Series

    For decades, the Russians have been successful using a 2-on-1 control to win world championships. Coach Perry shows the latest innovations from Russian wrestlers in attacking with the 2-on-1. This series, like its Iranian counterpart, relies on deception and anticipation of your opponent's reaction. Your moves will be based on that reaction. He starts with the traditional use of the position, and then demonstrates the subtle adjustment the Russians have been using to make the position more powerful and controlling.

    Coach Perry demonstrates a set-up to a knee pull that negates the most common and effective defenses to the 2-on-1. To complement the knee pull attack, he demonstrates an ankle pick on the far side of the body. Finally, he shows an unorthodox outside-step fireman's that has the potential to score big points.

    With these two highly effective, easily taught, interconnected series of moves you will find yourself in complete control of the match and your opponent and make him react. Once he reacts, you have a huge arsenal to choose from that will dominate anyone on their feet.

    80 minutes. 2015.


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    with Carl Fronhofer,
    former Columbia University Head Wrestling Coach;
    All American wrestler at University of Pittsburgh (2003 NCAA Runner-up); former US National Team member

    Learn to use the 2-on-1 to produce better leg attacks.

    NCAA finalist Carl Fronhofer used the 2-on-1 throughout his successful collegiate and international career. Now he shares with you the tips and secrets he has gleaned from his wrestling success to help you master this dominating tie.

    Coach Fronhofer teaches the keys to the position, showing the most common way to get into the tie-up. You'll learn why the "high hand" is critical, which grip is the best and proper footwork to create down (pulling) pressure to control your opponent.

    He also shows a fundamental drill that will give your wrestlers a good way to feel the position, learn the push/pull technique and how to move their opponent out of position.

    Once Fronhofer establishes the proper tie position, he demonstrates a series of shots that can be made from this tie-up. Your wrestlers will see a number of different reactions to a 2-on-1, and Fronhofer gives you options for:

    • Single legs shots to the near side - Learn the key to any inside shot - the shoulder slip.
    • Far side shots - Learn what to do when the opponent squares up to take away the near leg.
    • Fronhofer gives you three options covering what to do when the opponent grabs your wrist, grabs your elbow or posts to your head. He includes a fireman's technique from this position.
    • Pass-by - See three ways to score without attacking the opponent's legs. These techniques are especially effective when the opponent buries his head, sinks his hips back and tries to stall his way out of position and on the edge of the mat.
    • Foot block - Discover two ways to attack the nearside and far ankle.
    • Out-of-Bounds line - Learn to use the edge of the mat to your advantage. Excellent for freestyle and greco wrestling.

    Moving to the defensive side of the 2-on-1, Fronhofer shows you what the tie looks like from a defensive position and how to use the 2-on-1 to re-shoot.

    The 2-on-1 is an effective tool for any wrestler - regardless of size, strength or style of wrestling. Buy this DVD today and see how it can create a lot of offense for your wrestlers, while limiting your opponent's offense.

    67 minutes. 2011.


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    with Chris Perry,
    Oklahoma State University Assistant Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion and 3x All-American for Oklahoma State University;
    2014 University World Silver Medalist; 2009 Junior Hodge Trophy winner

    The most important aspect of wrestling in the neutral position is hand fighting - controlling the opponent, setting up offense, and wearing them down. However, this is often considered the most challenging aspect of wrestling to teach - wrestlers are often shown discrete tie-ups, without an idea of how to transition between them and keep their opponent off-balance.

    In this video, two-time NCAA National Champion Chris Perry teaches a systematic approach to transitioning between tie-ups and leg attacks. You'll learn offensive moves from three common and important ties ups:

    • Inside tie and wrist control
    • Head ties
    • Elbow control

    Perry thoroughly explains the concepts, tricks and objectives of each tie up and how to set up shots and neutralize your opponent's offense, giving you the advantage of knowing that you can attack, while your opponent's options are limited.

    After explaining each tie up, Perry goes on to show the transitions from the tie ups, to the leg attacks, focusing heavily on the high crotch and single leg.

    Inside Tie, Wrist Control and Take DownsPerry begins by showing how a wrestler should approach the opponent so he/she doesn't extend themself and get taken down. With an inside tie, you will learn a nifty trick with your thumb that will hinder your opponent from being able to shoot.

    After getting an inside tie along with wrist control, you'll learn how to successfully use it to attack a high crotch. Perry methodically explains how to open a "window" with an inside tie to get to a high crotch, and from there, how to properly position your body and finish the take down.

    Perry also shows how to attack a single leg from this tie up. Learn why the single leg is actually easier, as often at times your attack hand is the closest hand to the leg. When attacking the single leg, Perry demonstrates the importance of ensuring your arm pit and attack hand are both underneath the leg, which prevents your opponent from being able to defend the single leg. You'll see two common finishes from the single leg, giving you the option to:

    • Use your shoulder to turn into the leg to finish it on the mat
    • Bring the leg up to your feet and finish it from there

    How to Clear Head Ties and Get to Leg Attacks

    Head ties are one of the most common and annoying tie ups in wrestling. In this section, you'll learn why you shouldn't go ear-to-ear when in a collar tie unless you're trying to stall or catch your breath. However, as all wrestlers know, being ear-to-ear with your opponent happens all the time and this can be annoying when you're offensive minded and looking to score.

    • You will learn how to get from being jammed up ear-to-ear in a collar tie, to a more offensive position where you are head-to-head and have the space to attack the single leg.
    • If you prefer the high crotch, Perry shows you how to set this up from a collar tie and how to open the "window," allowing you to successfully get to the leg and finish the take down.
    • If attacking from collar ties aren't your thing, Perry also shows you the option of using your hand to push your opponent's face away, to either create separation or transition into another tie up which you find favorable.

    Elbow Control

    Elbow control is a tie up Oklahoma State is known for. Perry begins by expelling the common misconceptions about elbow control and shows you how to hold onto the elbow properly, so you nullify your opponent's inside tie and take away any offensive opportunities.

    You'll learn how elbow control can be used as a control tie to bully your opponent around the mat, and how to recognize the best time to shoot off elbow control. From elbow control, you'll learn how to segue into the main attacks from the position: the inside reach single, the duck-under, and the high crotch.

    Elbow Pass

    If you find yourself stuck ear-to-ear in your opponent's head tie, and can't roll your head underneath theirs to create space or push their head away, Perry shows you how to execute an elbow pass off elbow control. When executing an elbow pass, you can often go to an inside tie and execute your favorite take downs from there. He explains why shooting off an elbow pass is dependent on how your opponent reacts, and shows attacks to the most common reaction of your opponent squaring up. From there, you have the option to go for a:

    • High crotch
    • Double leg
    • Low single leg

    Finishing Leg Attacks

    As important as hand fighting, set-ups and penetration are to wrestling, they are useless without strong finishes on takedowns. Perry breaks down the fundamentals of positioning to finish a single leg and a high crotch. He emphasizes how to keep the hips under a wrestler, and maintain a strong angle to minimize the use of strength and energy to finish the position.

    Wrestling on the feet is a tough skill to learn. Perry does an amazing job showing how these set-ups transition a bad shot into a great attack series.

    54 minutes. 2017.


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    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
    • 2018 Big 12 Champions - 20x Big 12 Conference Champions
    • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
    • 6x World Champion
    • 2x NCAA Champion

    Legendary NCAA coach and Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith created a technique that was revolutionary 20-30 years ago. What was once thought as almost unstoppable has since become the norm. Now, Coach Smith brings an entirely new series that will revolutionize the low single once again.

    The low single-leg takedown should be a staple of every wrestler's arsenal. As the move has evolved over the years, the defense to stop it has changed as well. Coach Smith traces the evolution of the low single-leg takedown and makes modifications to the technique in order to help wrestlers counter defenses created specifically to combat it. He also goes over how to make the low single available from a contact position.

    Low Single from Contact: The Snatch Low Single

    Traditionally, the low single-leg takedown has been most effect from the outside, requiring space to shoot in and get below an opponent's defense. However, by making a few adjustments to the technique, Coach Smith shows how to get the takedown from an inside attack, using what he calls a reach or "snatch" entry. Now, wrestlers will feel comfortable hitting the low single from a variety of control ties.

    Countering Low Single-Leg Defense: Scrambles

    Wrestling has changed throughout the years and scrambling has become a natural part of the sport at all levels. Whether it's a knee down, a leg across, an ankle grab, or an attempt at a roll or cradle, Coach Smith shows how to counter the most-frequently deployed defenses against the low single-leg takedown - many of which have been inspired by funk wrestling.

    Coach Smith stresses the most important aspects of winning a scramble: covering your ankles, getting your head higher than your opponent's and using the cross face. Similarly, he covers techniques from previous videos, such as peek outs and drags as offensive tools from missed shots, to illustrate how there are scoring opportunities from both good and bad shots.

    The great piece of this technique is that it is applicable to both folkstyle and freestyle!

    Scoring Off the Threat of a Low Single

    Just the threat of a low single-leg can set up offense for a different takedown. Coach Smith uses a "touch and go" philosophy to turn jabs, fake shots, and an opponent's natural reactions into scoring opportunities from snap downs, inside ties, and even a "jump throw."

    Coach Smith illustrates six takedowns that are opened up by the low single-leg. The "drag out" is becoming a popular takedown that is set up by the low single-leg. Coach Smith covers each takedown in full detail to help ensure a clear understanding of the technique to help every wrestler be able to score points.

    He finishes his series with a throw that is set up from the low single. It's ironic that one of the greatest leg attackers in the world has set up a throw that is devastating to the opponent once they get out of position. The throw is low risk and has a high level of effectiveness.

    Coach Smith does an amazing job of breaking down simple and complicated techniques and positions so that even inexperienced wrestlers can understand. This video is the perfect compliment to How Low Can You Go, Vol. 2. It answers all the most common "what if" questions wrestlers and coaches have regarding the low single-leg takedown.

    76 minutes. 2016.


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    with Tucker Lane,
    University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach;
    4x NCAA Qualifier at heavyweight for the University of Nebraska;
    4x NWCA All-Academic team

    Mindset and strategy, regardless of stature, are just as important for victorious heavyweight wrestling. Tucker Lane was able to compete and win at heavyweight despite being at a size and strength disadvantage in many matches using the mindset and strategies taught in this video!

    Creating Scoring Opportunities with Aggressive Head Control

    Constantly moving and controlling the head forces a heavyweight to move, fatiguing them and presenting more opportunities to attack later in the match. Coach Lane demonstrates drills to develop the feel of how to effectively control the head. This pressure, applied constantly in the early rounds of a match, will lead to big dividends (scoring opportunities) in the latter stages of the match.

    Control Ties: Underhooks

    Once a wrestler has worn their opponent out with head pressure, it's time to focus on getting into a control tie so the athlete can attack their opponent. Lane focuses on three control ties:

    • Collar Tie
    • 2-on-1
    • Underhook

    He explains the objectives and reasons why he likes the collar tie and 2-on-1, but spends the majority of this segment showing attacks from the underhook.

    Heavyweight wrestlers have monstrous hips and thighs, making it easy for them to defend bad shots by simply sprawling back. Lane shows why attacks from the underhook are ideal, because they don't put wrestlers in a precarious position when attacking, and, offer a high reward as the finishes are easy to execute.

    The underhook is a dominant tie up, and no decent wrestler will just give it up, so Coach Lanes show you how to get into an underhook from two scenarios - when you have a collar tie and when an opponent over-extends. He also details the ideal head position from an underhook to maximize scoring opportunities.

    After getting the underhook, four solid attacks are covered. These attacks complement each other and build a varied and highly successful strategy for heavyweight competitions:

    • Snap down to a front headlock
    • Execute a throw-by
    • Hit a far knee pick
    • Get a snatch single

    Coach Lane goes into detail on how to execute and finish a snatch single, and why it should be a heavyweight's bread and butter move from this position on. After getting the snatch single, Tucker explains the more dynamic finishes from the single leg that don't work that well at heavyweight, and instead, shows how to elevate the leg to finish.

    Defensive Techniques on the Mat

    At heavyweight, a lot of easy points are given from the front head lock position. Coach Lane shows a simple method to get out of the front head lock by adhering to the principles of:

    • Tripoding up
    • Keeping arms close
    • Grabbing the hand that's controlling the neck
    • Getting the head across the chest
    • Continuing to circle until you get out

    When it comes to tactics on the mat, Tucker keeps it simple and shows why the best way for a heavyweight to get off their belly is to simply use their inside knee to get up into the referee's position, and pressure themselves to stand up from there. The technique is taught clearly, allowing even the most uncoordinated heavyweight to understand what they need to do. On top, you will learn how to counter this position to maintain top position and potentially rack up riding points.

    Coach Lane provides all the techniques, positions, and strategies needed to be successful competing and winning in the heavyweight division!

    66 minutes. 2018.


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    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
    • 2018 Big 12 Champions - 20x Big 12 Conference Champions
    • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
    • 6x World Champion
    • 2x NCAA Champion

    Looking for an effective new way to get your favorite takedown? Look no further! Oklahoma State Head Coach John Smith has compiled a wrestling DVD filled with set-ups and tie-ups that will make you a more effective wrestler on your feet. Coach Smith has divided the tape into three areas: Elbow control, Inside control and reset positions. Each section covers more than five set-ups. Elbow control techniques covered include passing elbow, elbow hyperextension, over the top and steering wheel. Inside control techniques covered include pull/pass, inside post and wrist control. The reset position shown allows a wrestler to reverse the control with an underhook or 2-on-1. This is an excellent instructional wrestling DVD that will help set up the move and help stop the opponent's penetration.

    60 minutes. 2003.


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    with Dwight Hinson,
    Central Iowa Wrestling Club Head Coach;
    4x All-American at Iowa State University;
    3x Big 12 Champion; 138 career victories

    One of the hardest positions in wrestling is the bottom position because the longer a wrestler is in that position, the less chance they have of winning the match.

    In this video, Central Iowa Wrestling Club's head coach, Dwight Hinson, a 3x Big 12 Champion, teaches the style that helped him earn All-American status all four years in college. His club is all about development at the youth level, which has motivated him to develop several effective drills that keep the attention of kids throughout practice.

    You'll see Hinson illustrate nine different drills that will help any wrestler move better on the bottom. His creative approach involves using the wall to create an opportunity to escape.

    Hinson uses the wall to help wrestlers work on stand-ups and hip heists. The wall becomes a valuable tool in the Float Drill by helping wrestlers learn how to prevent getting taken back to the mat. Once out, the wall becomes an important piece to help athletes build their neutral position defense as taught in the Body Lock Drill. Finally, Hinson's exercises culminate in the Hanky Drill, which helps develop all aspects of attacking from the feet.

    If you need some new drills to bring into your practice routine, this video provides plenty that will help your wrestlers learn to get out of the bottom position. Coach Hinson does a great job at reinforcing for wrestlers to maintain great position in all areas; his lessons will be extremely valuable to coaches working with wrestlers at the youth level.

    38 minutes. 2018.


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    with Dwight Hinson,
    Central Iowa Wrestling Club Head Coach;
    4x All-American at Iowa State University;
    3x Big 12 Champion; 138 career victories

    The 2-on-1, or Russian tie, is one of the most effective ties in all of wrestling. It can be seen at the NCAA and Olympic levels - in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco - but is particularly effective at the youth and high school levels as it provides a strong angle and handle to control the opponent. Once the opponent is worn down, the wrestler can attack while the opponent's offense is limited to a handful of low-percentage moves. Newer wrestlers can use the position to set up their attacks with minimal worry about counters.

    In this video, 4x All-American Dwight Hinson gives you his complete guide to the Russian tie.

    Takedown Series from Russian Tie

    Hinson demonstrates a variety of takedowns with wrestlers from his club. The full series includes 16 takedowns, including:

    • Pull downs
    • Single legs to both sides
    • Dumps and throws
    • Body locks and ducks
    • Ankle picks and knee picks

    Many of the takedowns work in sequence. Coach Hinson builds off the single leg, pull down and inside trip to set up a number of different moves that are difficult to defend once your opponent commits to defending the first move. Keen attention is paid to the placement of the hands throughout each move to maintain angle and connection.

    Follow-Up Pinning Combinations

    The ability to threaten with pinning and turns off of a takedown attempt is invaluable. Not only does the threat of the turn make finishing the takedown easier, it is also the easiest and best moment to score a fall. With virtually every technique shown above, Hinson demonstrates optimal follow-ups into cradles, turks, nelsons, and freestyle laces.

    Freestyle and Greco Techniques

    Coach Hinson doesn't limit himself to teaching folkstyle techniques in this video. He also shows a variety of modifications for freestyle and Greco, as well as follow-ups into leg laces for freestyle. The Russian tie is unique in that it works consistently in all three styles of wrestling, and can be especially effective in setting up upper-body Greco-native techniques. Many of these moves are just small modifications of the freestyle and folkstyle versions.

    This Russian tie series is a complete offensive game plan for wrestlers at any level. Learn how to hand fight, score and pin in one convenient video!

    55 minutes. 2018.


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    WRD-05443A:

    with Dwight Hinson,
    Central Iowa Wrestling Club Head Coach;
    4x All-American at Iowa State University;
    3x Big 12 Champion; 138 career victories

    The 2-on-1, or Russian tie, is one of the most effective ties in all of wrestling. It can be seen at the NCAA and Olympic levels - in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco - but is particularly effective at the youth and high school levels as it provides a strong angle and handle to control the opponent. Once the opponent is worn down, the wrestler can attack while the opponent's offense is limited to a handful of low-percentage moves. Newer wrestlers can use the position to set up their attacks with minimal worry about counters.

    In this video, 4x All-American Dwight Hinson gives you his complete guide to the Russian tie.

    Takedown Series from Russian Tie

    Hinson demonstrates a variety of takedowns with wrestlers from his club. The full series includes 16 takedowns, including:

    • Pull downs
    • Single legs to both sides
    • Dumps and throws
    • Body locks and ducks
    • Ankle picks and knee picks

    Many of the takedowns work in sequence. Coach Hinson builds off the single leg, pull down and inside trip to set up a number of different moves that are difficult to defend once your opponent commits to defending the first move. Keen attention is paid to the placement of the hands throughout each move to maintain angle and connection.

    Follow-Up Pinning Combinations

    The ability to threaten with pinning and turns off of a takedown attempt is invaluable. Not only does the threat of the turn make finishing the takedown easier, it is also the easiest and best moment to score a fall. With virtually every technique shown above, Hinson demonstrates optimal follow-ups into cradles, turks, nelsons, and freestyle laces.

    Freestyle and Greco Techniques

    Coach Hinson doesn't limit himself to teaching folkstyle techniques in this video. He also shows a variety of modifications for freestyle and Greco, as well as follow-ups into leg laces for freestyle. The Russian tie is unique in that it works consistently in all three styles of wrestling, and can be especially effective in setting up upper-body Greco-native techniques. Many of these moves are just small modifications of the freestyle and folkstyle versions.

    This Russian tie series is a complete offensive game plan for wrestlers at any level. Learn how to hand fight, score and pin in one convenient video!

    55 minutes. 2018.



    WRD-05443B:

    with Dwight Hinson,
    Central Iowa Wrestling Club Head Coach;
    4x All-American at Iowa State University;
    3x Big 12 Champion; 138 career victories

    One of the hardest positions in wrestling is the bottom position because the longer a wrestler is in that position, the less chance they have of winning the match.

    In this video, Central Iowa Wrestling Club's head coach, Dwight Hinson, a 3x Big 12 Champion, teaches the style that helped him earn All-American status all four years in college. His club is all about development at the youth level, which has motivated him to develop several effective drills that keep the attention of kids throughout practice.

    You'll see Hinson illustrate nine different drills that will help any wrestler move better on the bottom. His creative approach involves using the wall to create an opportunity to escape.

    Hinson uses the wall to help wrestlers work on stand-ups and hip heists. The wall becomes a valuable tool in the Float Drill by helping wrestlers learn how to prevent getting taken back to the mat. Once out, the wall becomes an important piece to help athletes build their neutral position defense as taught in the Body Lock Drill. Finally, Hinson's exercises culminate in the Hanky Drill, which helps develop all aspects of attacking from the feet.

    If you need some new drills to bring into your practice routine, this video provides plenty that will help your wrestlers learn to get out of the bottom position. Coach Hinson does a great job at reinforcing for wrestlers to maintain great position in all areas; his lessons will be extremely valuable to coaches working with wrestlers at the youth level.

    38 minutes. 2018.




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    with Coleman Scott;
    University of North Carolina Head Coach;
    2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist;
    2008 NCAA Champion and 4x All American at Oklahoma State; 2x USA Junior Freestyle National Champion; 3x-time Pennsylvania HS State Champion

    The ankle pick is a highly effective move that becomes more devastating as a wrestler becomes more comfortable with hand fighting and tie ups. Olympic bronze medalist, Coleman Scott, demonstrates his patented Ankle Pick Series, with an emphasis placed on perfecting the setups to finish on either side of your opponent's body.

    There are many ways to finish shots, but getting a proper setup is a key fundamental stressed in this video. Coach Scott demonstrates four setups to use to hit the ankle pick. This variety allows you to react to whatever defensive tactic you encounter. The four setups you'll see are the over tie, collar tie, elbow control and 2-on-1. All of the attacks transition from a rocker step - not circling. They are all extremely effective and will lead to scores or favorable scrambles for anyone who spends time working on them.

    Over Tie Series

    Coach Scott favors the unorthodox over tie to set up his traditional ankle pick. Whether you use a traditional head on the opposite side approach, or your opponent forces you to attack the same side, the key is always to use a rocker step to keep your feet in a position to shoot to whichever leg your opponent gives you. As with most good setups, proper positioning and push/pull motion opens up the opportunity for a finish: cross ankle pick, same-side ankle pick, single leg, or low single leg.

    Collar Tie Series

    The Collar Tie Series is one that Scott developed when his opponents started studying film and would not allow him to get to his Over Tie Series. Coach Scott presents a number of set-ups to get to the opponent's ankle/heel in order to take a high percentage shot. The finish will depend on how your opponent reacts to being moved.

    Elbow and 2-on-1 Series

    A student of John Smith's, Coach Scott uses an elbow tie to set up his duck under. Sometimes, the threat of the duck under is enough to act as a misdirection of sorts, allowing you to set up a near side leg attack when your opponent expects you to attack the outside leg. Similarly, traditional hip-in positioning to a 2-on-1 (Russian tie) can be used to first "catch" and then attack your opponent's ankle, allowing for a clean dump.

    By learning the positioning to finish a shot off of the several set ups taught in this DVD, wrestlers will be able to keep themselves within one or two steps of launching an effective leg attack.

    65 minutes. 2017.


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    with Chris Perry,
    Oklahoma State University Assistant Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion and 3x All-American for Oklahoma State University;
    2014 University World Silver Medalist; 2009 Junior Hodge Trophy winner

    The most important aspect of wrestling in the neutral position is hand fighting - controlling the opponent, setting up offense, and wearing them down. However, this is often considered the most challenging aspect of wrestling to teach - wrestlers are often shown discrete tie-ups, without an idea of how to transition between them and keep their opponent off-balance.

    In this video, two-time NCAA National Champion Chris Perry teaches a systematic approach to transitioning between tie-ups and leg attacks. You'll learn offensive moves from three common and important ties ups:

    • Inside tie and wrist control
    • Head ties
    • Elbow control

    Perry thoroughly explains the concepts, tricks and objectives of each tie up and how to set up shots and neutralize your opponent's offense, giving you the advantage of knowing that you can attack, while your opponent's options are limited.

    After explaining each tie up, Perry goes on to show the transitions from the tie ups, to the leg attacks, focusing heavily on the high crotch and single leg.

    Inside Tie, Wrist Control and Take DownsPerry begins by showing how a wrestler should approach the opponent so he/she doesn't extend themself and get taken down. With an inside tie, you will learn a nifty trick with your thumb that will hinder your opponent from being able to shoot.

    After getting an inside tie along with wrist control, you'll learn how to successfully use it to attack a high crotch. Perry methodically explains how to open a "window" with an inside tie to get to a high crotch, and from there, how to properly position your body and finish the take down.

    Perry also shows how to attack a single leg from this tie up. Learn why the single leg is actually easier, as often at times your attack hand is the closest hand to the leg. When attacking the single leg, Perry demonstrates the importance of ensuring your arm pit and attack hand are both underneath the leg, which prevents your opponent from being able to defend the single leg. You'll see two common finishes from the single leg, giving you the option to:

    • Use your shoulder to turn into the leg to finish it on the mat
    • Bring the leg up to your feet and finish it from there

    How to Clear Head Ties and Get to Leg Attacks

    Head ties are one of the most common and annoying tie ups in wrestling. In this section, you'll learn why you shouldn't go ear-to-ear when in a collar tie unless you're trying to stall or catch your breath. However, as all wrestlers know, being ear-to-ear with your opponent happens all the time and this can be annoying when you're offensive minded and looking to score.

    • You will learn how to get from being jammed up ear-to-ear in a collar tie, to a more offensive position where you are head-to-head and have the space to attack the single leg.
    • If you prefer the high crotch, Perry shows you how to set this up from a collar tie and how to open the "window," allowing you to successfully get to the leg and finish the take down.
    • If attacking from collar ties aren't your thing, Perry also shows you the option of using your hand to push your opponent's face away, to either create separation or transition into another tie up which you find favorable.

    Elbow Control

    Elbow control is a tie up Oklahoma State is known for. Perry begins by expelling the common misconceptions about elbow control and shows you how to hold onto the elbow properly, so you nullify your opponent's inside tie and take away any offensive opportunities.

    You'll learn how elbow control can be used as a control tie to bully your opponent around the mat, and how to recognize the best time to shoot off elbow control. From elbow control, you'll learn how to segue into the main attacks from the position: the inside reach single, the duck-under, and the high crotch.

    Elbow Pass

    If you find yourself stuck ear-to-ear in your opponent's head tie, and can't roll your head underneath theirs to create space or push their head away, Perry shows you how to execute an elbow pass off elbow control. When executing an elbow pass, you can often go to an inside tie and execute your favorite take downs from there. He explains why shooting off an elbow pass is dependent on how your opponent reacts, and shows attacks to the most common reaction of your opponent squaring up. From there, you have the option to go for a:

    • High crotch
    • Double leg
    • Low single leg

    Finishing Leg Attacks

    As important as hand fighting, set-ups and penetration are to wrestling, they are useless without strong finishes on takedowns. Perry breaks down the fundamentals of positioning to finish a single leg and a high crotch. He emphasizes how to keep the hips under a wrestler, and maintain a strong angle to minimize the use of strength and energy to finish the position.

    Wrestling on the feet is a tough skill to learn. Perry does an amazing job showing how these set-ups transition a bad shot into a great attack series.

    54 minutes. 2017.


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    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    Mat wrestling is a forgotten art. Most kids want to work on takedowns, but wrestling consists of three areas in total that need to be worked on.

    In this video, four-time All-American Troy Nickerson shows you how to incorporate a series of drills that will improve wrestlers in the top and bottom positions at the same time. He starts with some foundational drills that are later integrated into other drills.

    Coach Nickerson teaches you drills that you can put your own moves into and have success. Bottom wrestlers will learn how to maintain a solid base and how to get their hips away for an escape or reversal. Top wrestlers will learn to maintain forward pressure and hip control. These drills will build good instincts and will give wrestlers the confidence to hit their moves in competition.

    Bottom Position Wrestling Drills

    Nickerson builds wrestlers by getting them to embrace the basics. He starts with a drill that helps the bottom wrestler learn to maintain a good base position while creating space on bottom with a knee slide or changeover. It's important that a wrestler has great hips, which helps them to move on bottom. He covers three different drills to help improve hip heist for all wrestlers. He then uses several drills that cover stand ups, sit-outs, and Granby rolls.

    All the moves are combined, and the scenarios are endless. There are also drills for clearing legs, working reversals, and re-attacking from a stand up. This series isn't just focused on technique, it also incorporates whistle start drills and drills from bottom with mat returns. These drills can advance athletes to a high level in a short amount of time.

    Top Position Wrestling Drills

    The second half of this video starts with teaching the top wrestler how to break down an opponent's solid base by keeping active forward pressure. Drills are added that emphasize riding under the arms and hip control while staying off the knees. Key concepts cover countering all offensive scoring attempts from the bottom wrestler.

    Coach Nickerson's drills also touch on maintaining control when the bottom man rolls, sits out, or stands up.

    You'll get a drill that Nickerson uses with his wrestlers to improve returning wrestlers to the mat. It covers how to land and how to use multiple returns. There are also drills for using tilts and pinning combinations. These drills are then combined to encourage chain wrestling on the mat.

    Coach Nickerson does a great job of setting athletes up for success. This is a fantastic video for athletes and coaches that want to improve rapidly!

    54 minutes. 2018.


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