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…

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…

Headlock Roll Through Defense

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. As one of the most common throws in wrestling, it is critical to develop multiple defenses against the headlock. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a…

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…

Drill Bodylock Adjustment

The bodylock position is a neutral position. Increase control and gain an advantage with your bodylock by adjusting to a better position than your opponent. From a better position you will gain control and open up additional offensive takedown opportunities. Create a drill by changing positions back and forth with…

Headlock Standing Defense

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. As one of the most common throws in wrestling, it is critical to develop multiple defenses against the headlock. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a…

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…

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…

Arm Spin Pinning Finish

The arm spin is an excellent upper body takedown. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates the arm spin pinning finish.

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…

Arm Spin Throw

The arm spin is an excellent upper body takedown. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates the arm spin throw.

Arm Spin Throw Misdirection

The arm spin is an excellent upper body takedown. It can be used with many different setups and finishes to secure a takedown. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates the arm spin throw misdirection.

Getting Started

In this video, MMA Champion Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson of the Evolve Fight Team provides an introduction on getting started at Evolve University.

Drill 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…

Drill Hand Fighting

Hand fighting is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. It is used in the standing position to setup all takedowns and keep an opponent on the defensive. The better you become at hand fighting, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and…

Headlock Finishing The Pin

The headlock is an excellent upper body takedown. As one of the most common throws in wrestling, the 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…

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…

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…

Defense Against Double Under Hooks

The double underhook position is a strong offensive attack and control position. Defense must start immediately when in a double underhook position. A small amount of space must be created in order to pummel out of this position. For this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims…

Single Leg Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic single leg degense.

Double Underhook Control

The double underhook position is a strong offensive attack and control position. Getting into the double underhook position requires pummeling and off balancing. Staying in good position with double underhooks will allow you to control your opponent and set up takedown attacks. For this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Head Outside Single Leg Takedown

Wrestling is one of the primary disciplines in MMA.  In order to succeed, you must be able to not only initiate takedowns, but also defend against your opponent’s takedown attempts.  In this video, Evolve Fight Team member and NCAA Division 1 wrestler Jake Butler teaches a single leg takedown.

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…