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Wrestling Practice Notes

Double leg
Use your rear hand as a distance gauge by placing it on their forehead. Use the other hand to wrap the neck, pull toward. They should reach to your shoulder. Use your tie hand to lift their triceps and shuffle in, placing your head on the lateral side of their ribs. Grab their thigh with your ipsilateral arm and step through with your opposite leg as you grab the thigh on this side. Drive laterally as you pull on the legs.

Russian Tie to Reverse Double Leg
If your opponent collar ties use a two handed baseball grip and rotate your shoulder as you pull this across your body. Leverage their arm by driving your elbow into their triceps. Retain the grip on the wrist and with your near hand grab a grip at the biceps. Squat, putting your weight on their arm. Now hook their near foot and lift to your far hand. Pull with this hand and reach behind their leg to tap the far knee.

Pummel Arm Drag Pull Down
From the pummel use the under hook to pull as the overhook pushes and drop step making them plant. Now shove their underhook arm down and reach across with your underhook to pull their triceps across. Grab their far hip with your free hand and drive with your head into their scapula, pulling them to the mat in 4 points.

Russian Tie to Pull Down

From the Russian tie, reach up with your wrist control hand to their biceps and transfer your top control to the far hip. Pull them laterally to 4-points.


Jab-Cross Stationary Read


  • Jab - rock back - rock forward - rock back - step - cross using quarter turn of the base foot (walk up and down the mats x2)
  • Lead kick walk: Switch step - throw “kick” by raising knee and flicking straight up - drop foot for next step (walk up and down the mats x2)
  • Rear kick walk: Step - throw vertical flick kick as above -drop foot for next step (x2)
  • Alternating kick walk: Walk throwing alternating vertical flick kicks (x1)


Step jab-cross, retreat step, fake jab (range finger), bring rear foot to heel of lead (L position), and throw lead kick to inside of lead leg, recover backwards to opposite stance and then step back into original stance (2 steps out to open range and look…to see what they will react with.

Stepping In

If they are simply being defensive it is a reasonable risk to step into range and attack.

Option #1: Using the above set-up, place your kicking leg in a new stance (i.e. drop from kick right into the stance, no recovery) and throw cross - hook - cross (video)

Option #1A (lead kick): After the cross  - hook - cross, throw a lead head kick by driving the knee toward the head, flicking the kick to the head (video versus Southpaw)

Option #1A (rear kick): After the cross - hook - cross, slap with the lead hand as you pivot off to the lead side, (if ipsilateral leads) point your lead foot at their rear foot and deliver a rear body kick (video).

Option #2A (opponent is hunkering down): After the kick, drop the foot wider as you step in and deliver the upward elbow between their guard (video).

Option #2B (opponent is hunkering down): After the kick, drop the foot in the middle, grab their head with your rear hand and their same side arm with your free hand and pull into the knee. You can drop the kneeing foot down, switching stance, pull the arm down on the side you have control and deliver a horizontal elbow to the jaw (video).

Option #3: After the kick, rechamber foot near the rear leg, cat stance-like. Throw the tiip and step forward bringing your rear foot to your front foot, chamer the tiip again:

Option #3A: If they do nothing, tiip again

Option #3B: If they defend by using the lead hand to hook what they think is an incoming tiip, throw the cross (video).