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Agile Ankle Picks by Aaron Brooks

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Aaron Brooks’ Agile Ankle Picks

Description of Instructional:

Aaron Brooks’ first Ocean Instructional is designed for wrestlers of all skill levels who want to learn or improve their ability to takedown opponents with ankle picks and find other takedown opportunities that come off of Aaron Brook’s series.

In this instructional, 4 time NCAA champion and PSU standout Aaron Brooks will share his techniques, tips, and concepts to help you find more takedowns with his ankle pick series and chain wrestling from the attack.

The instructional will cover a range of topics, including  basic ankle pick mechanics, chain wrestling to other leg attacks and takedowns, and immediately scoring back points from an ankle pick. Aaron will teach you how to use your tie ups and attacks to score takedowns more efficiently!

Throughout the instructional, you will learn a variety of takedowns that Aaron uses from his patented ankle pick series. By the end of the instructional, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how Brooks uses his ankle pick attacks to set up numerous takedown attacks.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced wrestler, this instructional will accelerate your takedown game. Aaron will provide insights into how to drill these techniques effectively and incorporate them into your daily training.

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Ankle Pick Mechanics
  • Go-Behinds
  • Cross Ankle Pick
  • Attacks from Collar Ties
  • Chain Wrestling
  • Double Leg Transition
  • Dresser Dump
  • Footwork Drills

Aaron Brook’s Bio:

Aaron Brooks is a 4x NCAA Champion, 4x Big Ten Champion, and Hodge Trophy Finalist. Aaron is a 4x Maryland state champion and compiled a high school record of 163-3.

Aaron has been an important asset in the Penn State team’s dominance over the last several years, racking up bonus points to help secure team titles. The scary part – Brooks still has another year of eligibility and has a chance to become the next 4x NCAA champion!

In Freestyle, he is a 2023 US Open Senior Freestyle Champion, 2x Fargo Champion and one Cadet World’s Gold medal and one Junior World’s silver medal.


  • 2023 U-23 World Champion
  • US Open Senior Freestyle Champion (2023)
  • 4x NCAA Champion (2021 – 2024)
  • 4x Big Ten Champion (2020, 2021, 2023, 2024)
  • 3x NCAA Wrestling Team Champion (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • 4x Maryland State Champion
  • 4x NHSCA Champion
  • 2018 NHSCA Wrestler of the Year
  • 2x Fargo Freestyle Champion (Cadet 2016; Junior 2017)
  • Gold Medalist Cadet World Championships (2017)
  • Silver Medalist Junior World Championships (2018)

Training out of/Affiliations:

  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Nittany Lion Wrestling Club/Penn State University

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 27 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Aaron Brook’s Agile Ankle Picks
Aaron teaches you the system he uses to take down any opponent in the world!

  • 00:12
  • Basic Ankle Pick
  • Go Behind
  • Far Knee Dump
  • 03:33
  • Cross Knee Pull
  • Ankle Pick to Guide Double
  • Cover Ground Double
  • Back Points out of Ankle Pick
  • Solo Footwork Drills
  • Underhook Preview
  • Conclusion

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8 months ago
Loved the way the moves were laid out. Can’t wait for the underhook series.