Technique Thursday: Defending the High Crotch Takedown

In wrestling, the high crotch is a set up that leads to a series of takedowns. The high crotch is very effective in that it gets you under an opponent and gives you the ability to easily lift them and take them to the mat. However, it’s a dangerous when an opponent does this technique on you. It’s not always easy to escape without using lots of energy.

Frank Richmond, head coach of the Nor Cal Wrestling Academy, demonstrates how to escape the high crotch when an opponent gets under you. The following video demonstrates numerous techniques to avoid being taken to the mat. Give it a watch and decide for yourself.




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