“John Smith” Low Single Leg Takedown


The low single leg takedown has slightly different fundamentals than most takedowns, but once you master them you will be on your way to easy scores, and have the keys to controlling important scrambles.

The key to the “John Smith” low single leg is to set it up with proper footwork. Once the footwork is in place, wrestlers must understand how to penetrate, and most importantly, how to position their bodies once they are in on the shot.

This takedown takes away the opponent’s hips by isolating an ankle, making it extremely hard to defend. Additionally, learning the takedown and how to defend it is the key to many scrambles that develop from the bottom position.

Use this iconic takedown to change your wrestling forever!

Yours In Wrestling,
Coach Weber

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