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$29.99

Becoming a Champion Wrestler: Stand-ups – The Art of Coming Off the Mat

  • See different starting positions to hit a successful stand-up
  • Stand-ups to beat the most common breakdowns (chop, spiral and ankle rides)
  • Instruction for heavyweights
  • Proper wrestling techniques to get away once you reach your feet
with John Smith,
Oklahoma State University Head Coach,
5x NCAA Championship coach, 2016 NCAA Runners-Up;
2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year – 9x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2016 Big 12 Champions – 16 Big 12 Conference Championships;
2x Olympic Gold Medalist,
6x World Champion,
2x NCAA ChampionThe stand-up is a high percentage escape that is very complex. The technique for the stand-up has to be good or you won’t be able to get away from a good rider. John Smith begins with his philosophy on the move and some key points on finding a base position that is comfortable for you. From there Coach Smith demonstrates the inside leg stand-up – from the base position to getting away once you reach your feet. He goes step-by-step through the move, highlighting the key points as he goes along. From there he shows how to successfully hit the stand-up versus three common breakdowns – the chop, ankle pick and spiral ride. He also includes a stand-up variation for heavyweight wrestlers. Throughout the presentation, Smith calls on his brother, Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, (and former Arizona State University Head Coach, World Silver medalist and NCAA Champion) to complement his teaching points. Through this DVD, Coach Smith presents the key points to help you get off the mat quicker and make the stand-up your “go to escape.”