This is one of many instructional videos of a list of wrestling moves that we have to help you get your game on the most elite level. The instructor for this video is Travis Piccard. Travis Piccard is a three time high school state champion in Michigan, finished top 12 in NCAA Division 1 wrestling, and went on to wrestle for the World Team in Beijing, China in 2006. In this video instructional, Travis will be going over in great detail a list of wrestling moves known as: the wrist ride series. The advanced series of moves explained here in this video are not to help you just get one step ahead of the competition, they are here for you to destroy the competition with consistency. Consistency is the most important factor for reaching the ranks of an elite athlete. Watch the video and take notes so that you can have it perfected within your arsenal of moves. Keep checking back as we continue to provide a list of wrestling moves that you cannot get anywhere else!
Wrestling Video Transcription: I'm Travis Piccard, and you're at ProAthlete360.com. Today we're going to work the wrist ride series. For the first initial move for the wrist ride, we have to make sure from top position that I get my opponents elbow to the mat. There are several ways to do that, for my favorite way to do that, I like to do it off of a spiral, my pressure comes underneath the arm as I bump, as I bump forward and drive my right hands at the hip. As I do this, my hand's already inside to grab the wrist, I pressure forward until I get my opponent to his elbow. Once he's at his elbow my hand immediately snatches the wrist. Once I have the wrist I can now begin the wrist ride.
The key point to get to for the wrist ride is the pressure and how much weight I hold on the guys, on my opponent's head. Once I get the wrist what I like to do is, is I like to bring my near leg, my right leg, I like to bring it up and underneath my opponents chest. As I do that I'm bringing the wrist, his wrist, mid-thigh, mid-thigh on my inside leg. So once I get the wrist this is what it's going to look like. I'm here, and if you'll notice, I'm on my haunches, all my weight is up and over the shoulder, my opponent cannot get his arm out, he can't come up into me because my weight is down.
Once I'm here this is where we will begin the wrist ride series. So one more time, getting the wrist and getting to the ride. Starting from referee's position, I immediately follow up with a spiral ride, as I bump right hand goes to the hip, and I'm going to corkscrew turn the guy, until I get him to his elbow. Once I get him to the elbow I snatch the wrist immediately, my near leg comes up and underneath, and I jack the wrist up on top of my thigh. I like to keep it right here, right about mid-thigh, as you can see right there. You don't like to bring it up too high here, because then my opponent can still sneak his wrist out, I keep it mid-thigh so I can block it with my hip right here, this is very important. Now my head and chest will cover this area here.
So now that we're in the wrist ride series there are a couple things that we have to make sure that we're doing defensively, so he can't get out of the wrist ride. One, if my opponent starts coming up and into me I have to make sure I'm using my head to drive his head back down into the mat. This is OK. This OK to be sitting here just like this, referee cannot call you for stalling because you're off the hips. Because I'm off the hips the referee a, can't call me for stalling, the only thing he can do is call you and say top maybe have to work for turn or work for action. But it's not stalling because we're technically off the hips.
So it's very, very important to remember that because our opponent is not going to be able to move or do anything. So now that I'm off the hips, I have his head down, the only other thing that my opponent can do is reach in with his far hand to try and break the lock. To stop that, my right hand is already blocking, and when I block I stick through straight, and I'm at the elbow. So now if David try's to reach in, he can't. Go live, Russell. He can't break the lock and as you can see I can keep a decent conversation with you as I just reach and block. My hand is still at the thigh, if David try's to come up and into me, coming up he's trying to raise his head, I pull him back down and get him back to where he belongs.
So now that we have the wrist ride, we're going to work on a couple things to keep him from coming, or to keep him from getting out of the wrist ride. One, my opponent can come up and into me, to stop him from doing that I make sure that I use my head and keep the weight forward. I like to keep my opponent's head down at all times, he can lift it but as long as his head's down he can't come up and into me, because that is one of the was to escape this.
If we let or opponent create, if we allow distance my opponent can come up into me. So now that I block him the only other thing he can do is reach inside. To block him from reaching inside I like to use my arm, it's free anyway so we're going to keep it out here. And as you'll notice in a little bit, we'll use this as a set up for a turn. So I block at the elbow so if David reaches in he has not strength there, OK. At the same time I'm crowding, I'm constantly crowding, I'm constantly pushing forward, constantly keeping my weight and keeping my opponent down.
Now, for the first turn, very, very basic, but it's very, very effective. My opponents head is already down and I'm already blocking him from reaching inside. For this one we're going to take it to, it's called a wrist ride half. For the wrist ride half, which is the first part of the series, what I'll do is, my right arm is already blocking, is going to go on top of his head like you're grabbing a basketball, here.
Sometimes our opponent keeps his head up, to help us get the half, I'll drop his head with my head, and I will literally grab the back of my own head. At this point in time, I'll lift up and reach, and punch through. That allows me to get a little bit more distance, by grabbing my own head. So when my, if you're opponents giving you fit's and is keeping his head up, I stuff the head with my head, because his head is staying up, I jam his head down, I grab the back of my head, I lift up and punch through. Once I'm here I can't just run the half, because I don't have enough pressure, So I use my hips to torque David over his head.
So what I'll end up doing is, is I'll run my hips up and over as I stop the head. So to do that, we already have the half in deep, very deep, all I have to do is walk my hips up to 2:00, so if we're looking at a 2:00 and I'm already doing this on the left hand side, on the left side, I walk my hips directly to two o'clock. So as I'm walking my hips into two o'clock you'll notice I crunch and compact everything up here with the half, and I stack him for a pin. Very, very, very, very, very tough. OK.
So we're, first part of the series we're going to take the wrist ride to a half, I have the guys opponent, I'm keeping my opponent's head down, I'm in proper position. First thing to do, reach over the head, I'm going to walk my hips up and over his head. To do that I drive off my toes, as I do that walk, walk, walk, walk, and we're going to leave our opponent in a stack position, and we're going to get the pin. That is the first part of the series for the wrist ride, taking it to a half.
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