Chain Wrestling from the Top Position

We’ve all heard the expression “chain wrestling,” and there is a good reason for this. The key to defense in wrestling is position, the key to offense is chaining moves together. This video focuses on a drill for chaining series moves together in the top position. Knowing how to chain moves together within a series…

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Pressure Drill – Improve your Stance and Positioning

The core of a wrestler’s strength is their stance and positioning. Once a wrestler understands these tools, they can put themselves in position to attack without risk. The pressure drill is a crucial element of the neutral position that must be implemented more or less constantly in neutral drilling. It is a drill within the…

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Top Position Crossface Series

  In bottom wrestling, “head up” is a core concept, unless your opponent can throw a crossface. The crossface series is a crucial element to any wrestler’s top work. If not because it is a very reliable source of back points and pins, then because the combination of a crossface butcher, and a crossface cradle,…

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Sparring Drill – Develop Feel

  What is “feel”? Everyone knows this word separates the sheep from the goats of the wrestling world. It speaks to skill, experience and timing, and a host of other characteristics under the umbrella of “intangibles”. But as abstract as “intangibles” sound, they can be developed if you understand proper sparring. Sparring is an unstructured…

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Fury Drill – Build Technique and Intensity

Intensity is essential for strong conditioning, winning tough matches and it supplies the “X” factor needed to find your way through the tough situations in our sport. But intensity by itself is not enough. The athletes who reach the highest level also know how to execute nuanced techniques while the adrenaline is pumping, and that…

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Tips on How to Drill Properly

Getting the most out of every practice requires moment by moment effort and the formation of dozens of habits. But once these habits are in place, wrestlers are in prime position to reach new levels of conditioning and technique. There are many aspects to proper drilling. Diligence, maintaining proper position, and striking a balance of…

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Bad Drill – Bring intensity, conditioning, and technique together

An important part of wrestling training that is often overlooked is the bringing together of skill, technique, conditioning, and intensity into a single scenario. Where the rubber meets the road, you could say. The bad drill is a an ultra high intensity scenario where wrestlers learn to execute at a high level while putting their…

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Quick Score Drill

Strong position isn’t just the core of good wrestling defense, it is a suffocating force which leads to snap downs, reshots, and quick scores. The quick score drill is a great tool to ensure wrestlers are always on the attack. By using opponent’s poor shots as a source of go-behinds, and other wrestling counter offense,…

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Demon Drill

It is one thing to teach wrestling technique, but it is quite another to place that technique in an effective system that wrestlers can understand and take advantage of. The Demon Drill is a competitive scenario (or wrestling game) with clearly defined rules designed to bring a wrestler’s offensive tools together. There are a lot…

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Front Headlock Torture Series

Though it is not technically essential for success, more wrestlers will point out the front headlock position as the one that changed their careers than any other offensive technique. There are a variety of front headlock series, but once you have the technique to master one of them, you have the keys to a tougher…

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