This is the key to the success of the wrestlers at the Red Hawk Wrestling Club. We rotate our classes through these ever-expanding lesson plans day by day to give wrestlers a very well-rounded wrestling education. Through repetitive drill, we develop a wrestler's ability to instinctively react instantly to any situation.
Click on the red button to the left of each lesson for a YouTube playlist, listing videos of Red Hawk's owner & head coach Seth Ciasulli teaching each move. If you click on a series, you'll see a list of the moves that we teach in the lesson, each with a YouTube video link with the same idea if available.
We have 22 lessons, teaching 253 moves. Of those moves, 153 of them are from the neutral position (96 offensive, 57 defensive), 99 are from referees position (72 top, 27 bottom). Despite our reputation of being good in referees position, we spend roughly twice as much time covering the neutral position and all of its intricacies.
The more consistent you are with our practices, the more you'll learn and get acclimated to the moveset and the easier this sport will become. It's not about having one good move that you do all of the time. It's about having hundreds that can be used whenever available. The only way to keep them all in mind, is by drilling.
It's also not about applying every specific move exactly where it's needed. It's about increasing your wrestler's overall wrestling IQ. The more they understand about the sport, the more they can use different techniques from each move in other areas of their wrestling. You never know when one move will apply to a completely different situation. When it's time to improvise and adapt on the fly, they'll be more likely to come out on top if they understand more about the sport than their opponent. Wrestling is like a language in that way.
It's no surprise that the best to come out of Red Hawk were also the most consistent and loyal. It's also no surprise to us that when you leave and stop drilling, you start to forget what you gained. The proof is in the results. We don't just train your wrestler, we educate as well, with consistent technique that they can build on and will be relevant for their entire wrestling career.
Our Lesson Plan
- #1: High Crotch (Head Outside Single) 9 neutral moves, all offensive
- #2: High Crotch Defense & Crack-Down 16 neutral moves, 7 offensive, 9 defensive
- #3: Outside Single & High Single Finishes 6 neutral moves, all offensive
- #4: Single Defense & Shin Whizzer 19 neutral moves, 5 offensive, 14 defensive
- #5: Low Leg Single & Out The Back Door Defense 11 neutral moves, 3 offensive, 8 defensive
- #6: Two-On-One (Russian Tie) 18 neutral moves, 12 offensive, 6 defensive
- #7: Under-Hook & Over-Hook 18 neutral moves, 11 offensive, 7 defensive
- #8: Front Headlock & Stuck Under Counters 22 neutral moves, 16 offensive, 6 defensive
- #9: Arm Drag, Pass-By, Shrug, Overtie 12 neutral moves, all offensive
- #10: Hand-Fighting 9 neutral moves, all offensive
- #11: Fakes, Down-Blocks, Re-Shots 12 neutral moves, 5 offensive, 7 defensive
- #12: Stand Ups & Mat Returns 5 top, 6 bottom moves
- #13: Change-Over, Peek Out, Peterson 1 neutral moves, all offensive, 9 defensive
- #14: Two-On-One Tilt & Hazard 7 top moves
- #15: One-On-One Wrist Ride & Hammerlock 8 top moves
- #16: Half Nelson 4 top moves
- #17: Crab Ride 6 top, 4 bottom moves
- #18: Cross-Body Ride (One Leg In) 12 top, 6 bottom moves
- #19: Parallel Leg Ride (Two Legs In) 9 top, 2 bottom moves
- #20: Arm Lever & Arm Bar 6 top, 2 bottom moves
- #21: Low Leg Cradle & Navy Ride 6 top moves
- #22: Near-Side & Cross-Face Cradles 7 top moves