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Low Leg Single, Out The Back Door Defense

Introduction

The low leg single is a very quick, effective shot to your opponent's ankle. Sometimes called an ankle-pick, it is very skill dependant and reaction based. If pulled off correctly, it can get very quick takedowns against even the best wrestlers. This can happen off the whistle, while your opponent is unprepared and getting back to his stance, or even after fakes.

This lesson should teach the importance of quick shots, fakes, and quick reactions to your opponent's shots. It also teaches how to properly go out the back door and opens that up as a new scrambling position for us to work on. The toe-touch drill is especially useful when being offensive or defending shots of this nature.

You Get Low Leg

  • #1: Head to knee, pin knee to mat, circle left and collect double
  • #2: Free arm between legs, wrap around backside of far leg, circle hips into, turk finish
  • #3: Lift to go out the back door, pull cross ankle down, turk finish
  • #4: Circle out to the side, pick ankle up, single leg finish

He Has Low Leg

  • #5: Fall to left, grab near ankle, push shoulder with free foot, kick leg free, grab other ankle
  • #6: Put shin pressure, kick over back with free leg, grab far hip, spin to
  • #7: Straighten leg out, pressure on head, grab near leg, cradle
  • #8: Right hand between legs, grab far ankle, push hips down, lift ankle to leg half, cross-face

He Lifts You Up To Go Out The Back Door

  • #9: Lock arms around body, trap arm, legs over to trapped arm side, pull head down, lock leg
  • #10: Win-Dixie: You trap his arm, he sets you back down, pinch head with knees, lift arm, fall to left with cement job, get hips up
  • #11: He doesn't set you down, hook under other arm with leg, roll to the arm and across back, win-dixie
  • #12: He falls to trapped arm side, grab trapped arm wrist with top hand, circle around back
  • #13: You lock around body without trapped arm, roll forward to make him fall, he gets back to his base, funk near leg
  • #14: You grab both ankles, fall to one side, pull ankle out while pushing hips away with foot, funk

He Proceeds To Turk Finish

  • #15: Attack top arm, pull back, arm across back, try to leg cradle, win-dixie
  • #16: You have turk position: he attacks arm, leg go of turk, roll in to a double