Wrestling Skills

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  1. Neutral position
    1. Stance
      1. Staggered and squareLevel 1
    2. MotionLevel 1
    3. Penetration step (inside and outside)
      1. Change your elevation before penetrationLevel 1
    4. Back stepLevel 1
    5. Stalking your opponent
      1. Close the GapLevel 2
      2. Making contactLevel 2
    6. Hand fighting to control tie
      1. Handfighting: Control tieLevel 2
      2. Handfighting: Don’t reachLevel 2
    1. Hands and wrists (fighting for control)Level 3
    2. Opponent postingLevel 3
    3. Hand fighting drillLevel 3
    4. Inside tiesLevel 3
    5. Underhook (head position)Level 3
  2. Neutral position – offense
    1. Take downs
      1. Double legLevel 1
      2. Single legLevel 1
      3. Snap and spinLevel 1
      4. Back step offense
        1. Head and armLevel 1
        2. Arm spinLevel 1
      5. Sweep single
        1. Sweep single insideLevel 2
        2. Sweep single outsideLevel 2
        3. Tree top finishLevel 2
        4. Run the pipe head insideLevel 2
        5. Run the pipe head outsideLevel 2
      6. High crotch
        1. Inside step penetrationLevel 2
        2. Outside step penetrationLevel 2
        3. Pop finishLevel 2
        4. Change to a doubleLevel 2
      7. Double leg
        1. Double leg insideLevel 2
        2. Double leg outsideLevel 2
      8. Fireman’s carry
        1. Inline finishLevel 2
        2. Kelly finishLevel 2
    2. Set-ups / control ties
      1. Wrist tieLevel 1
      2. Head snapLevel 1
      3. Pop and goLevel 1
    3. Single leg: feetLevel 3
    4. Single leg: sweep / running the cornerLevel 3
    5. Trick knee whizzerLevel 3
    6. Single leg: back doorLevel 3
    7. Single leg: rotate directionLevel 3
  3. Counter offense
    1. Lines of defenseLevel 1
      1. Sprawl and spinLevel 1
      2. Stuff headLevel 1
      3. Back step defense
        1. Head and arm defenseLevel 1
        2. Arm spin defenseLevel 1
    2. Front headlockLevel 2
      1. Go behindLevel 2
      2. Clearing elbowLevel 3
      3. WhipoversLevel 3
      4. Knee tapLevel 3
    3. Stuff head
      1. Single: head insideLevel 2
      2. High crotch: head outsideLevel 2
  4. Referee’s bottom position
    1. Basic positioning / procedureLevel 1
    2. Stand upLevel 1
    3. SwitchLevel 1
    4. Stand upLevel 2
    5. Short sitLevel 2
      1. Stand upLevel 2
      2. SwitchLevel 2
      3. Head postLevel 2
    6. Base buildingLevel 3
    7. Holding base drillLevel 3
  5. Referee’s top position
    1. Basic positioning (riding)Level 1
    2. Pop and chopLevel 1
    3. Ankle rides / breakdownsLevel 1
    4. Spiral ride / breakdownsLevel 1
    5. Mat returns (hip dump)Level 1
    6. Half NelsonLevel 1
    7. CradleLevel 1
    8. Pop and chop
      1. Near wrist: cheap tiltLevel 2
      2. Far side tiltLevel 2
      3. Bar armsLevel 2
    9. Spiral rideLevel 2
      1. Arm turkLevel 2
      2. Leg turkLevel 2
    10. Spiral ride to legsLevel 3
    11. Claw ride to legsLevel 3

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