Basic Stance

A basic stance is your foundation for attacks, movement, and defense. Maintaining a good basic stance will enable a wrestler to be in position to shoot, defend an opponent’s attacks, and move effectively. A basic stance is important at all wrestling levels. For this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Double Leg Basic Setup Elbow Pop

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Getting good penetration requires an…

Underhook Position Basic Setup Elbow Pop

The underhook position can be used to control your opponent and set up many different takedowns. Securing the underhook position can occur from a variety of pummeling situations. Properly controlling an underhook will put your opponent on the defensive as well as set up multiple offensive takedown opportunities. For this…

Arm Drag To Inside Step Finish

The arm drag is a common move performed from many different positions. The arm drag is done very quickly before your opponent has an opportunity to defend. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates an arm drag to inside step finish.

Drill Maintaining Good Position On Takedowns

The ability to maintain good position through takedowns is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. The better you become at maintaining good position, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a drill for maintaining good…

Basic Penetration Shot

A basic penetration shot is used for many wrestling attacks. Attacks using the penetration step include double legs, single legs, and high crotches. This movement will allow the wrestler to penetrate deep on his opponent and maintain good position to finish the attack. For this video, 6x National Champion and…

Double Leg Basic Setup Pop And Snap

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Getting good penetration requires an…

Underhook Position To An Ankle Pick

The underhook position can be used to control your opponent and set up many different takedowns. Properly controlling an underhook will put your opponent on the defensive as well as setup multiple offensive takedown opportunities. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates an ankle…

Pinch Headlock Basic Setup Elbow Pop

The pinch headlock is an excellent upper body takedown. As a variation on the regular headlock, the pinch headlock is an excellent addition to your upper body attacks. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Foot Work For Upper Body Throws

Upper body throws are one of the most effective ways to bring an opponent to the ground. In wrestling, there are countless variations and setups for upper body throws. The key to all upper body throws is footwork. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims…

Sprawl

A basic sprawl is used when defending against an opponent’s attack. The sprawl can be practiced as part of your basic movements without a partner. The importance of a good sprawl is to get your legs away from your opponent and your weight on top of them. A sprawl will…

Double Leg Basic Setup Wrist Snap

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Getting good penetration requires an…

Underhook Position To Bodylock

The underhook position can be used to control your opponent and set up many different takedowns. Properly controlling an underhook will put your opponent on the defensive as well as set up multiple offensive takedown opportunities. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates how…

Pinch Headlock To Snap Down

The pinch headlock is an excellent upper body takedown. As a variation on the regular headlock, the pinch headlock is an excellent addition to your upper body attacks. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Drill Double Leg Penetration

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Learning to get good penetration…

Pummeling Drill

Pummeling is an essential technique to move your opponent, change a position, or gain a superior position to set up offensive attacks. The pummeling drill can be practiced at all levels of intensity. Pummeling is essential to set up offensive techniques including headlocks, arm throws, double legs, body locks, and…

Double Leg Defense

Successful defense against a double leg requires the correct hip pressure and a good sprawl. Sprawling is a basic defensive technique that can be quickly learned and easily used at all levels of wrestling. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates sprawling to defend…

Underhook Position To Duck Under

The underhook position can be used to control your opponent and set up many different takedowns. Properly controlling an underhook will put your opponent on the defensive as well as set up multiple offensive takedown opportunities. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates how…

Pinch Headlock To Twist Takedown

The pinch headlock is an excellent upper body takedown. As a variation on the regular headlock, the pinch headlock is an excellent addition to your upper body attacks. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Drill Double Leg Takedown Defense

Double leg defense is essential for a successful wrestler. Defending a double leg takedown can occur multiple times throughout a wrestling match. Learning to use your hips to stop the forward momentum of the shot will improve your defense and allow for a better sprawl. For this video, 6x National…

Outside Single Leg Basic Setup Elbow Pop

The outside single leg takedown is one of the most widely used takedowns in wrestling. Timing your single leg attack as your opponent reaches forward with one arm is a very common setup. Single legs can be executed using many different setups and finishes. Maintaining good position on a single…

Double Leg Takedown

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups. Starting the double leg with a good setup will result in good penetration. When in deep on a double leg, driving sideways to finish is most common. For this video, 6x National Champion…

Underhook Position To High Crotch Takedown

The underhook position can be used to control your opponent and set up many takedowns. Properly controlling an underhook will put your opponent on the defensive as well as setup multiple offensive takedown opportunities. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates how to shoot…

Front Headlock To Shuck

The front headlock is one of wrestling’s most important positions. Mastery of a good front headlock will create many options to score points and control an opponent. The position is often secured after thwarting an opponent’s takedown attempt. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims…