Developing good leg attacks is essential to become a well rounded wrestler. By learning how to correctly change levels and have a good penetration step, you will be on your way to mastering take downs. This drill is one that can be practiced with or without a partner, which is one of the reasons why it is so useful. It takes a great deal of balance, coordination, and explosiveness to be able to change levels and attack. It is worth your time to use this drill to help develop those attributes.
A couple of key points to remember for this drill is to 1) keep your head up and looking forward 2) bend at the knees so that you can actually change your level 3) as you hit your shot, make sure that your trail leg quickly comes up to the side to help maintain balance as well as provide another post to drive off of. It is great to be able to get in deep on a shot, but you also need to be able to finish the shot. If you get stuck down on your knees, the task of finishing your take downs becomes much more difficult. That is why it is important to have your feet ready to drive as you get to your opponent’s legs.
Take the time to work this drill into your daily wrestling routine, and watch as your take downs improve.