Learn How to Close the Gap Properly on Your Opponent! – Wrestling 2015 #4

Learn How to Close the Gap Properly on Your Opponent! – Wrestling 2015 #4


I really want to focus on closing the gap properly and as defensive wrestlers an offensive wrestlers it’s important that when we close the gap on our opponent that if we’re reaching high we’re reaching with our backhand not our lead hand if we’re reaching low you can make contact with your lead hand but it should be you know below the waist where you’re attacking a wrist or you’re looking for a snatch single or some shot from the open and this is what I mean by that when I go to em in my attack stance and we have a little space here and I need to close the gap of my opponent I might check in with my hand on his head I may give him a club I may check his shoulder every time I’ve reached up here though I’ve reached with my back hand not my lead hand the reason I’m not reaching with my lead hand is as soon as my lead hand comes up but Bill’s a pretty good athlete he can take off and fire on me and I really exposed a lot of position here a lot of area for him to attack so it’s important that at all times that not only in my relationship with where my body position is in my stance but also my relationship with my hands that I’m not extending and opening up this lead leg as I’ve kind of put it out on an island I know I have to defend this lead leg hard so I better do so and that’s going to I’m going to make sure that no matter what my lead hand stays down and ready to down block and that’s kind of the first line of defense here in my series is my down block and it’s important when I down block that I do a couple things and the first thing I want to make sure is that I don’t really allow my opponent to get his hand on my leg we’ve seen some pretty proficient offensive wrestlers recently an international and national competition a guy you know comes to mind maybe a Jordan Burroughs where he gets his hand on your leg you’re in trouble he’s going to have the ability to suck it in eventually and work for a finish and I’d like to keep a guy like that off my leg as much as possible and so what I’m going to do with my down block hand is I’m not just going to drop my arm but I’m going to meet my opponent with my down block I call it an uppercut I want to essentially hit Bell with my lead hand my down block hand in the chest I don’t know if you guys can hear that but that noise should happen every time I down block you guys should hear a little thud and what I’m doing with that hand is not only am i creating a little space with my down block arm but I’m also disrupting his penetration I’m I’m meeting his force with force and it’s disrupting his ability to step his trail leg up and really continue to penetrate through his attack and this and this is what I’m talking about so I’m in my stance I maybe I’ve made contact with my back hand I don’t necessarily have to all the time I just I have my good attack position here my good aggressive Sugarfoot stance my lead hand is out in front especially as my opponent goes to to move I need to make sure that I’m mirroring him that I’m matching his level and his movement and then I’m keeping my relationship so as Billy moves a little bit here my back fan hand reaches but my my stance stays correct where you can really tell I’m loaded up I almost look like a sprinter in the blocks getting ready to explode out that’s the relationship that I’m looking for and as he goes to attack I’ll see his body lower guys see the level change I know what an attack may be eminent my level needs to change as well it’s not good enough to allow him the level change and as he fires lower my level as well I’m one step behind already I need to make sure that I’m matching levels with my opponent so as Billy’s level changes so does mine as Billy attacks that’s when my down block now is going to further attack and my lead leg is going to get out of Dodge so as he attacks I go to my laces you guys can see I’m on my lace not on my toe okay I’m on my lace my down block hand has met bill my trail hand is going to go in the armpit high and deep with a monkey claw a monkey grip right here my elbows are in my arms are shallow okay so again I’m in my stance I’m moving I check Billy’s level lowers so does mine as he attacks my down block hand meets him my leg gets out of Dodge right there he felt the thud I’m on my laces my trail hand is in the armpit deep bite pulled tight elbows both to my body arms shallow give you guys a few from the other angle so you can see my down block in a little more clearly I’ve checked checked my stance I’m in good position alignment forward I made contact with my backhand maybe that Club him I shove him his level lowers as does mine as he takes off my leg disappears my down block hand not just drops but met him okay my trail hand is now in the armpit elbow shallow now this arm that’s down blocked can’t stay on his chest deep it has to it has to remove it has to disappear and I’m going to go to his chin all right and the reason I have to take this hand away from him is so that he I don’t expose myself to a secondary attack a dump a sucker drag something along those lines a barrel roll so I have to be really mindful once I fed him this arm I take it away and I know I said just a second ago I went to the chin my first step isn’t actually going to go to the chin I’m going to take it out it’s going to completely disappear because I’m always going to look to spin to my trail leg side first and people always ask me why don’t you go to a front headlock and the reason I don’t initially go to a front headlock is because I want to create a spin opportunity and a opportunity to run behind my opponent without using a lot of technique without taking up a lot of time I want cheap free easy


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