Ironclad's Core Skills is the fundamental skills - not moves - that we standardize in our own athletes to unlock the full potential of our wrestling system across Folkstyle, Freestyle, Greco, and BJJ. We believe so much in the power of this Course, we even developed a Core Skills Assessment with leveled habit structures (not included) that we utilize within our own program and Team Methods Programs (Contact Us) to evaluate where athletes are currently and guide them on the road ahead. A must have for anyone looking to improve their actual wrestling skills - much like hitting, fielding, catching, and throwing, etc found in a sport like baseball.
2022 THE Ironclad Coaches Course
The 2022 Ironclad Coaches Course has been completely refilmed and produced in its own format to include all of the latest and most innovative Coaching philosophies, strategies, and performance science to overcome the challenges that every program from the NCAA level down to youth programs. This revolutionary instructional includes our Copyright and Trademarked Ironclad Formula which is to a grappling Coach what a measuring tape is to a carpenter. This Course is the product of 20 years of study and is re-writing the way we train and think about world class wrestling and grappling. Periodically, this Course will include new videos and updates throughout the year like you are accustomed to with your phones latest IOS software. WARNING: This will reshape your approach to the game. Have a notepad ready.
Four Fatal Mistakes On Shots
100% FREE gift for you. Four mistakes that are keeping athletes from converting on their shot attempts and dissolving confidence on their feet. Screaming SHOOT isn't helping. This will. Then, you'll know where to find us for help with all your other problems on the mat.
Leg Riding Defense Playbook with Bonus NCAA Footage
Leg riding has been the holy grail for years and has long plagued bottom wrestlers. It's taken a few decades for us to finally catch up and have the conversation that needed to be had about leg riding - the pro's, the con's and an honest assessment of its merits. Here we equip the bottom wrestler equally if not more than the top wrestler by introducing some completely new tools to the position. This course and the combination of both systematic ideas with teaching new tools revolutionizes the game within the game that is leg riding defense. Check it out and enjoy!
Getting started in the sport of wrestling can feel like a real uphill battle at times. We believe it shouldn't be that way. If you and your family are new to the sport, don't ask the people in the stands who are just as lost as you! This is the perfect course to get you up to speed and ready to start the season. Pickup the advice you need today and the pro tips for the things you want but don't even know you need yet.
Cutting Weight: Everything You Wish You Already Knew About Weight Management
Wrestling Nutrition is very different than both sports nutrition and general dietary practices. For some, you've been in the game long enough that you "understand" and think you've got it figured out. It's not what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know for certain that just isn't true. Here we crack the code and provide a comprehensive explanation of the various phases of wrestling nutrition, problems that exist in the current process, as well as best practices for athletes, coaches and parents based on the latest science in sports performance.
Bottom Defensive Playbook
HOW TO STOP GETTING PINNED - One of the worst things in wrestling is getting smashed by opponents with techniques that you don't know how to defend. Maybe you've even been taught, but the defense isn't very effective. Here's a bushel of techniques and simple skills that you can use to shut down your opponents' offense and get back into you own. When you're laying there disappointed thinking There must be a better way, just know there is. This is it. Pairs well with the Bottom Offensive Playbook that will teach you HOW to systematically escape and reverse opponents.
Bottom OFFENSIVE Playbook
HOW to stop defending from bottom and start attacking. Top position isn't as safe as everyone things it is. The more stubborn the top man is about giving the escape the more danger he's in of giving you big points. This system scales from simple to sophisticated the way the techniques and skills stack on top of one another and repeat into more advanced progressions throughout the course.
Meathooks - The Perfect Playbook From Neutral
Meathooks is the most dynamic tie from neutral because of the immense offensive capabilities that your opponent must respect, defensively. All other ties flow from this system. In the words of revolutionary Coach Hal Mummy, We don't practice mediocrity. This system rinses and repeats itself across other common positions throughout wrestling. Honing and perfecting the skills herein will unlock new levels of wrestling for any athlete. This playbook and the ideas within are considered fundamental principles for our own athletes as they are essential to core skill development.
Wrestling for Jiu Jistu
The stuff being passed off to the BJJ community as good wrestling is painful to watch. You're not an Olympian and neither are we. We have hacked the system though. Everything we teach is built on PURE Principles that are directly applicable to BJJ. This course was made for you if you're not interested in spending 5 years becoming a wrestler, you just need to not suck if the game happens on your feet. This will get you off the struggle bus and help you tremendously! Check out the Elkins brothers slaying people in the Professional Grappling Federation on YouTube with this exact system. Here's high level wrestling made simple - you know, just in case you didn't grow up wrestling like most online wrestling instruction would require.
Footwork Encyclopedia - A Fresh Take on Takedowns
The Heel-toe-knee penetration step has failed us. We've all stood in lines awkwardly staggering down the mat with repetitive practice. This drop step has been passed down for generations, but it's just not working. WHY? We offer a progression of a footwork to penetrate on a variety of attacks. The hierarchy offers a systematic progression that can and should be crossed with every tie up you know to unlock a whole new world of attacks. This isn't your grandpa's takedown instructional and I don't care what he used to call it. If it was working it would be more widespread and we would've adopted it by now. Since it's not, we applied some logic and created a more direct route. This is the way and there's no going back.
Greco Roman Decoded - The Sweet Science of Handfighting
Greco Roman wrestling is grossly misunderstood throughout all of grappling. 99% of wrestlers and grapplers take the time to study it. This is a huge mistake. Greco Roman is to wrestling what Boxing is to MMA. 1) You cannot have one without the other. 2) It is where the game begins. You must take time to learn the mechanics, movement patters, and micro techniques. THEN, understand how they relate and connect to the other styles you love. Greco is how you control your opponents hips and beat your opponents arms - more specifically - getting past their elbows. That has crazy value to all styles of wrestling, BJJ, MMA and more. Get in the game. Start studying and learn it. It will overhaul the way you wrestle because competence creates confidence and confidence those together drive success.
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Ironclad Methods ALL ACCESS PASS
The ALL ACCESS PASS is a monthly subscription granting access to ALL the COURSES inside Ironclad Methods (excluding The Coaches Course) + all NEW content (positional breakdowns, playbooks, courses and live practice footage) that gets dropped weekly. Limited to 1 user and billed like Netflix only cooler.