Neutral Defense Fundamentals by Jason Nolf

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Description of Instructional:

Jason Nolf’s instructional is designed for wrestlers of all skill levels who want to improve their ability to defend takedowns from the neutral or standing position. Learning how to effectively defend any takedown is incredibly important – especially at the highest levels and against the best opponents.

Understanding the fundamentals of takedown defense will help you score defend more takedowns, score off opponents’ attacks, win tight matches, and feel confident against opponents who have a strong offense, quick attacks or scrambling skills.

In this instructional, Jason will share his most effective techniques, strategies, drills, and tips on how to defend takedowns from the neutral position.

The instructional will cover a range of scenarios and alternative scoring options while focusing on good position and fundamentals.

Jason’s Neutral Defense Fundamentals is a must-have if you want to beat the best opponents. These concepts are just as important in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling, as well as jiu jitsu and MMA!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, this instructional will take takedown system to the next level. Buy his instructional today and learn from one of the world’s best wrestlers!

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Fundamentals + Position
  • Downblocks
  • Clearing Tie Ups
  • Single Leg Defense
  • Front Headlock Defense
  • Drills
  • 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. Not to mention, Jason has the most pins in Penn State wrestling history!

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
  • 4x NCAA Champion Team Member
  • 2x Big Ten Champion
  • 4x National Team Member
  • 3x PIAA State Champion
  • 2x Gold Medal Zagreb Grand Prix (2023, 2024)
  • 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: 

  • 36 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Neutral Defense Fundamentals

  • Introduction
  • Basic Fundamentals
  • Downblocks
  • Beating the Collar Tie
  • Sprawling – Double, High Crotch, Single Leg
  • Single Leg Defense – Shin Whizzer
  • Single Leg Defense – Leg in the Air
  • Single Leg Defense – Low Single
  • High Crotch Defense – Crackdown
  • Front Headlock Defense
  • 01:24
  • Drill – Clearing Ties
  • Drills – Sprawling (Double, Single, High Crotch) + Stance and Motion
  • Conclusion

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