Posted by on January 30, 2014
The video below is of Coach T explaining the technique for a solid double leg takedown. Coach T likes to see wrestlers have a good set up system to execute this move. Myosource works with Coach T and his wrestling program to help with strength and conditioning. See the Myosource web site's wrestling page to see how our tips, techniques, and training equipment can help take your wrestling skills to the next level.
The idea of the double leg takedown is to tackle your opponent. Notice in the video that the wrestlers use a lot of faking while working towards their double leg takedown. When a wrestler begins a double leg takedown going to one knee, his arms will be in the snake position around his opponent. If you put your hands curled around your opponents knees your opponent will be able to sprawl back to put a lot of pressure on you, but when you snake your hands downward that shuts that down. During the takedown keep your head up using the neck and the shoulder while pulling one leg up and the other leg down. While you are taking your opponent down throw a half. Do not wait until you take your opponent down to throw the half.
The second skill for a double leg takedown that Coach T shows in this video he calls a Russian Yank. The basic goal is to yank your opponent’s arms down. As soon as you yank your opponents arms down you go in for the double leg takedown. Make sure you get on top of your opponent as fast as possible. Do not hesitate because your opponent will be scrambling looking for a switch and you do not want to give up your takedown by not getting on top of your opponent immediately.
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