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Front Headlock Blueprint by Jason Nolf

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Jason Nolf‘s Front Headlock Blueprint

Description of Instructional:

This instructional is designed for wrestlers and grapplers of all skill levels who want to improve their ability to use a front headlock to get more takedowns, pins or back takes. Learning how to effectively use the front headlock is a vital skill for any type of grappling sport.

The front headlock will help you control the pace, position and posture of your opponent and give your multiple opportunities to end up in dominant positions.

In this instructional, Jason will share his most effective techniques, strategies, and tips on how to use the front headlock that is fully applicable to both Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.

The instructional will cover a range of topics, including  the different types of front headlock, solid front headlock position, takedowns, leg attacks, back takes, pins, and even submissions.

Not only does Jason provide expert technique, he’ll also give you several drills to work on the front headlock system and strategies on how to use the front headlock during competition.

Throughout the instructional, you will learn the four primary ‘types’ of front headlock and how to use each one – both from a standing position and from the ground.

Jason’s front headlock instructional is a must-have if you compete in wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, or MMA!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, this instructional will take your front headlock system to the next level. Jason will provide examples how to drill these techniques effectively and incorporate them into your training. Buy his instructional today and learn from one of the world’s best wrestlers!

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Four Front Headlock Variations
  • Position Fundamentals
  • Front Headlock from Standing
  • Front Headlock from the Ground
  • Takedowns
  • Leg Attacks
  • Back Takes
  • Throws
  • Cradles
  • And so much more!

Jason Nolf’s Bio:

Jason Nolf is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and creative offensive wrestlers in recent history of the sport. His takedown game of why he’s been able to score so many points and pins in his career. Jason Nolf is one of the most decorated wrestlers to ever come out of the state of Pennsylvania and in NCAA history.

Jason is a 3x Pennsylvania state champion and compiled a high school record of 176-1. In college, Jason was a 4x NCAA finalist and 3x NCAA Champion and compiled a career record of 117-3 at 157 lbs while at Penn State.

Jason was also an integral part of the Penn State team’s dominance over the last several years, securing 4 team titles while on the roster.

On the Men’s Senior Freestyle stage, Jason currently competes at 74 kgs and is a member of Team USA. Jason has won several national and international tournaments and has medaled at many more. Jason will compete for the 74 kg starting spot for the 2024 Olympics.

Nolf has recently announced that he plans to pursue a career in mixed martial arts in the not-so-distant future, so keep an eye out for his debut! We have high hopes that Jason will be just as exciting in MMA as he was in wrestling.


  • 2x Men’s Freestyle US Open Champion
  • 3x NCAA Champion
  • 4x NCAA Finalist
  • 4x NCAA All-American
  • 3x PIAA State Champion
  • 4x NCAA Champion Team Member
  • 2x Big Ten Champion
  • 4x National Team Member
  • Gold Medal Zagreb Grand Prix
  • Silver Medal Ivan Yarygin Golden Grand Prix

Training out of/Affiliations:

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

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 2 Hours 5 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

The Front Headlock Blueprint

  • 05:40
  • Getting to the Front Headlock – Snap Down
  • Getting to the Front Headlock – Stance and Motion
  • Getting to the Front Headlock – Opponent’s Shot
  • Getting to the Front Headlock – Cutting Opponent from Bottom
  • Front Headlock Variations

Scoring from Standing – Chin and Armpit

Scoring from Standing – Chin and Underhook

Scoring from Standing – Double Armpit + Chest Lock

Scoring from the Ground – Chin and Armpit

Scoring from the Ground – Chin and Underhook

Scoring from the Ground – Double Armpit + Chest Lock


Front Headlock Competition Strategies

Bonus Section! Front Headlocks for BJJ!

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11 months ago
Technically sound, covers every possible position, and is clearly explained throughout the instruction. This is one of the best technique videos I've seen.