Welcome to Level 1 of the Dynamic Wrestling Curriculum
Watch this video to get started:
|The rules of wrestling
|Moving in your wrestling stance
Have the wrestler demonstrate the difference between a lead leg stance and a square stance.
Did they bend their legs enough?
Did they keep their head up?
Was their lead-leg hand lower than their knee when in their lead-leg stance?
Were their elbows in front of their stomachs in their square stances?
|Practice keeping your neck up while your partner
pulls it down
Did they walk forward in their stance and keep their head up?
Did they know to use a collar tie-up?
Did they know the difference between regular wrestlers grip and “choked up” wrestlers grip?
Were they able to do it effortlessly to both sides?
|The Double Leg
Did they put their head down and bend over to get into position? Or did they squat and approach the
position with their head up in a good wrestling stance (avoiding a potential snap down)?
Did they use wrestler’s grip?
Were their legs wider than their opponents? All 4 legs should be in a straight line, with the
offensive wrestler’s legs being on the outside (so that they lift with their hips, not their back).
Were they able to place their opponent in a pinning combination with control?
Was their elbow in (to avoid potential “peak-outs”)?
Did they lift the wrist with their own wrist? Did they step-up straight and tall?
Did they step up twice? (step up, cut across, then step up and pull long to the front?)
Did they drop to their hip and crunch the neck?
Did they finish with their post leg up? Were they looking at it?
|Live wrestling from the cement
Practice Plan (to be done with a partner):