Wrestling

Wrestling is an ancient martial art that uses grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds.

A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

There is a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

The rapid rise in the popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) has increased interest in wrestling due to its effectiveness in the sport. It is considered one of three core disciplines in MMA together with kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

 

 

 

 

Wrestling

Wrestling is an ancient martial art that uses grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds.

A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

There is a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

The rapid rise in the popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) has increased interest in wrestling due to its effectiveness in the sport. It is considered one of three core disciplines in MMA together with kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Wrestling Series We Offer

Winning Ways of Wrestling

By Karl Glover

USC wrestling coach and former Olympian Karl Glover goes in depth in this series “Winning Ways of Wrestling”. This series includes 31 episodes and ranges from beginner level to advanced. Topics covered include everything from warm-ups to single leg, double leg, throws, trips, and many more wrestling techniques. Where appropriate, distinctions are made between different wrestling styles including Greco-Roman, Freestyle, MMA and Collegiate. Also featured throughout the series are Sergio Guerrero, IFS Muay Thai champion and UFC Lightweight Jason Gonzales.

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    Warm Ups

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    Episode 1 illustrates proper warm-up techniques to prevent injury during training.
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    Falls

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    Episode 2 teaches the proper techniques of falling. This video covers falling from all directions and includes drills to help establish balance.
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    Introduction to Takedowns

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    Episode 3: Introduces various ways to take down your opponent and a basic counter called a sprawl. This video introduces the shot, basic double leg attack, single leg attacks, setups, and finishes.
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    Single Legs – Head Inside Part 1

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    Episode 4: is an in-depth look at high single leg attacks and low single leg attacks with the head positioned on the inside. This video covers various setups and finishes including the head snap, change levels, tie-ups, drag, and touching the mat.
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    Single Legs – Head Inside Part 2

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    Episode 5: continues with more single leg attacks with the head positioned inside. This video covers a Russian 2 on 1 and a high crotch single leg.
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    Single Legs – Head Outside

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    Episode 6: continues with single leg attacks with the head positioned on the outside. This video covers a snag shot and more.
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    Double Leg Attacks

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    Episode 7: covers double leg attacks by demonstrating various setups to put you into position to implement the double leg takedown.
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    Lower Single Leg

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    Episode 8: demonstrates the low single leg takedown. Various setups are demonstrated to give you examples of how to get into position to execute the lower single leg takedown.
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    Snap Downs

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    Episode 9: covers the snap down technique, which is a widely used takedown position. Also included are demonstrations of various finishes.
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    Head Chancellor

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    Episode 10: covers the head chancellor, which is a position that allows you to control the head of your opponent.
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    Trips

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    Episode 11: covers trips and how to apply them as very effective takedowns. This video goes into great detail on where and how to apply them including various setups and finishes.
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    Intro to Throws

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    Episode 12: Throws are a very effective technique when performed properly. This video explains the crucial fundamentals of performing a well-executed throw – including the arch.
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    Throws

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    Episode 13: It is highly recommended that episode 12 is watched before this episode. This episode demonstrates actual throwing techniques that utilize the hips and leverage.
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    Duck Unders

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    Episode 14 covers a very effective stand up move called a duck under. This technique can be executed from a variety of positions as demonstrated throughout this video.
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    Fireman’s Carry

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    Episode 15: The fireman’s carry is a more advanced technique that requires previous training to properly execute. Again this is an advanced technique and not meant for beginners.
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    Suplex and Salto

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    Episode 16 includes very effective yet dangerous throws. Again we recommend these techniques be practiced only under the proper supervision of a professional.
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    Upper Body Throws

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    Episode 17 covers more throws but focuses on a shoulder throw, a jap Whizzer, a hip toss, and a lateral drop.
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    Leg Rides

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    Episode 18 begins with a drill to develop effective leg rides. The video continues with ways to implement a leg ride.
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    Ankle Pics & 2 on 1

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    Episode 19: covers ankle pics and 2 on 1 takedowns. This video covers not only the ankle pic but also a cross ankle pic. In addition, this video also addresses controlling your opponent’s arm with a 2 on 1.
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    Hip-Down Sprawl

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    Episode 20 is an in-depth demonstration of a sprawl with emphasis on hip placement and developing your defense into your offense.

About Karl Glover

School/Dojo: Academy of Striking & Grappling (ASG)
Disciplines: MMA/Wrestling
Location: Moreno Valley, CA

Competitive Experience

1976, 1977, 1978 – California USA Wrestling Freestyle State Champion

1977- USA Wrestling Junior freestyle all American 105.5 National finalist (forum.thecaliforniawrestler.com

1978 – California Community College Championships: 118lb Rio Hondo College 1st place (cccaasports.org)

1979 – California Community College Championships (riohondowrestling.com)

118-lbs 1st place state

118-lbs 1st place regionals

1980-1981 Wrestler for Louisiana State University

1982 – Cal State Bakersfield record 26-4, 8 pins (gorunners.com)

1982 -All American Freestyle Open National 5th place

1982-1985- Sunkist Wrestling Team Member

1986-1990 Foxcatcher Team Member

1987 – Tbilisi, Russia National Team Member

1988 – Olympic alternate 

Coaching Experience:

High School: 4X CIF Champions, CIF State Runner Up Canyon Springs HS Moreno Valley, CA

Kennedy High School, La Palma CA Rancho Verde High School Moreno Valley, CA

College: East LA College

Rio Hondo

Santa Ana College

USC Wrestling

USA Wrestling National Coach

USA Wrestling International Coach

USA Boxing Coach