Lines Of Takedown Defense: Basic Wrestling Moves and Technique For Beginners

Tutorial Showing The Four Lines Of Take Down Defense For Beginners. The four lines of defense are your takedown defense in wrestling. Demonstration is in steps. Subscribe for more wrestling technique videos, many more coming soon!

Simple demonstration of the four lines of defense in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling: 1. head, 2. hands, 3. forearms, 4. hips. This will all come from having a good wrestling stance and being in proper position.

Your head level must match his, or your opponent is past one line of defense. Many people only use their sprawl when defending a takedown from neutral. You have three lines of defense to defend their shot before you have to sprawl.

This video is good for people who are new to wrestling and looking for instruction, for people just beginning or learning wrestling, or for anyone who wants to improve their wrestling basics or fundamentals.

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  1. veyis veliyev
    March 21, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    PERFECT teaching videos, very helpful 

  2. Stephen Brumskine
    March 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    This video taught me everything before Coach Billups taught us

  3. Buck Stevenson
    March 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    Great videos Bruce. My kids are 7 and 11 years old and are into
    BJJ competitively and I have been trying express to them the importance
    of improving their wrestling base to bring their overall game up. Your
    videos are the perfect tool for showing them fundamental techniques. Thanks
    posting these.

  4. ISRAEL Nathan
    March 22, 2015 at 12:17 am #


  5. frankcastle7777
    March 22, 2015 at 12:34 am #


  6. Jesus Adolfo
    March 22, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    you guys are good instructors

  7. Scott Crawford
    March 22, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    I never know how to block an attack. Thanks this will help me

  8. Ionut Ghira
    March 22, 2015 at 1:41 am #

    Awesome video for beginners especially. Some people are really good at
    teaching and you guys definitely fit the mold.

  9. riley heacock
    March 22, 2015 at 2:02 am #


  10. crankatorium
    March 22, 2015 at 2:57 am #

    That is so cool. We just did takedowns for jiujitsu the other day and it
    felt rudimentary. Having never been exposed the sport of wrestling all of
    this is very interesting to learn!

  11. Bruce Steinel
    March 22, 2015 at 3:04 am #

    Thank you, we really appreciate it!

  12. nmr20067
    March 22, 2015 at 3:27 am #

    Good video guys.

  13. Aleksandra Mierzwicka
    March 22, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    nice, must try!