Purler Wrestling Academy – Leg Riding 101

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Purler Wrestling Academy – Leg Riding 101

Description of Instructional:

If you are looking to improve your leg riding technique in wrestling, the Purler Wrestling Academy’s Instructional for leg riding is an excellent resource. This course covers a range of topics, including positioning, control, turns, defense and counter techniques.

The instructional is led by Coach Nick Purler, the NCAA All-American, founder and owner of Purler Wrestling Academy, featuring detailed instructions, demonstrations, and helpful tips to help students master leg riding and leg riding defense.

This leg riding instructional is designed to improve wrestlers’ knowledge, technique, and positional awareness that are essential for mastering leg riding. The instruction simulates real wrestling scenarios, building muscle memory and preparing wrestlers for common positional scenarios of the sport.

By mastering leg riding fundamentals, wrestlers can gain a competitive advantage in matches. Invest in your wrestling performance today with the Purler Wrestling Academy’s Leg Riding 101 Instructional.

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Position
  • Controls
  • Breakdowns
  • Front Headlocks
  • Leg Defense
  • Half Nelson
  • Tilts
  • Cradles
  • Stand-ups
  • Knee Slides
  • Counters
  • Getting off your back
  • and so much more!

Purler Wrestling Academy Bio:

Purler™ Wrestling Academy is a family owned and operated wrestling company established in 1999. Purler offers a wide range of training opportunities for the entire nation from Private Team Camps to Weekly Summer Camps. We’ll train you at our facility, your facility, or online! Not only is Purler™ Wrestling Academy the nation’s largest wrestling school, but also one of the most successful.

Purler’s students have won many team national titles and countless state and national medals and awards. Our students have earned over $3.5 million in college wrestling scholarships. Athletes who dedicate themselves to Purler Wrestling Academy will quickly reach the state and national level as a wrestler and we have the results to prove it.

Purler Wrestling Academy has far too many individual champions to name, not to mention the number of medalists. It is difficult to argue that there is a better wrestling academy for athletes anywhere in the world.

Team Accolades/Former Students:

  • 4X Tulsa National Team Champions / USAW National Team Champion & 2X Runners-up
  • 1,257 All-Americans
  • 173 National Champions
  • 2,740 Medals (MO USA, IA AAU/USA, IL youth, MO, KS and IL high school)
  • 774 State Champions
  • NCAA All-American & 2020 Olympian for Serbia, Stevan Micic
  • NCAA Champion and All-American, Drake Houdashelt
  • NCAA All-American, Alex Clemsen
  • NCAA All-American, Daniel Lewis
  • NCAA All-American and Jr. World Champion, Cohlton Schultz

Training out of:

  • Purler Wrestling Academy
    • Moscow Mills, Missouri, USA

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 60 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • Beginners + All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Leg Riding – Offense
Basics, Position, Breakdowns, Turns

  • Leg Riding Basics – Positioning (Pinch Ride)
  • Breakdowns – Double Hooks
  • Breakdowns – Snap Hands (only if needed)
  • Turns from Knees – Power Half – Punch Away Half – Lock Down
  • Turns from Knees – Quarter Nelson – Punch Away Half
  • Turns from Stomach – Power Half to Punch Away Half
  • Turns from Stomach – Turk to “Letter C”
  • Turns from Stomach – Turk to Roll the Face to Grapevine
  • Turns from Hip – Lock Down (Opponent on Side Hip)
  • Turns from Hip – Cross Face to Stomach (Opponent Square)
  • Turns from Hip – Deep Arm Turk (Opponent Square)
  • Turns from Hip – High Half (2 on 1 Position)
  • Turns from Hip – Reset the Opponent

Leg Riding – Defense
Position, Defense, Counters, Reversals

Leg Riding Tricks and Counters
Tips and tricks to advance your leg riding

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