This is a review a wrestling instruction DVD titled “Carl Adams: Dominating the Tie Position”.
The tie position is one of the most common positions that a wrestler will use to score a takedown. In my opinion, most wrestlers don’t know what to do with the tie position. After watching this DVD several times I think this wrestling DVD will definitely help a wrestler with a tie up.
There is a ton of information on this video. You could watch if 50 times and learn something different. I’m a big fan of Carl Adams. I grew up on his instructional videos. He covers numerous tie-ups and the position a wrestler needs to be in to do well from a tie up.
|Overview of this Wrestling DVD|
|Introduction||Talks about the importance of position and how a wrestler needs to be in the best position to defend and attack.|
|Inside Tie||Speaks about how the inside tie is one of the best positions to be in from a tie.|
|Elbow Tie||specific tips to controlling an elbow tie. He continues to talk that the elbow tie is on of the better tie positions.|
|Under Hook||talks about how the under hook opens up so many ways to attack.|
|Russian Tie||talks about how the Russian Tie is based attacking when the opponent is defending.|
|Collar Tie||Talks about common mistakes a wrestler will make with the collar tie and some of the advantages of a collar tie like that it will tire out an opponent if done right.|
|Arm Drags||speaks a lot about clearing the arm when doing and arm drag. In my opinion, the arm drags compliment the Russian Tie and the Collar Tie.|
|Attacking the Head||attack the head to upset your opponents balance and attacking the head will show an opponent’s weakness.|
|Attacking and Defending Inside Ties||Since the inside tie is the preferred position of any wrestler, Carl talks about how to defend and attack from this position. He focuses a lot of time on developing the power to clear the arms and shoot after the arms are cleared.|
|Attacking and Defending Head Ties||He spends quite a bit of time focusing what to do if an opponent attacks the head. Talks about how to counter with a Russian Tie and how to pass the elbow.|
|Wrestling Drills||In this section he talks about different drills to improve the tie position. I think this section is really geared towards wrestling coaches. A parent or an older wrestler could make use of this section, but I think a wrestling coach can use this section and implement some of this in his wrestling practice.|
My Opinion on this DVD
I’ve had this DVD for some time. I’ve watched this DVD numerous times. Each time I watch, I learn something new. This is a DVD for experienced wrestlers and coaches. You really need to watch this wrestling DVD several times and study it to learn from it. A new wrestler would struggle with a lot of these concepts, but an experienced wrestling coach could break this DVD down and apply specific techniques to help his wrestlers.
This DVD sells for around forty bucks. I think it is a fair price. I think it is well worth the small investment. If you would like to buy the DVD, you can click here to buy from championship productions. I have also found copies on youtube.
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