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John Smith Shares His Legendary Skills!

John Smith Shares His Legendary Skills!

Get Ready To Upgrade Your Game!

There are so many nicknames in wrestling nowadays. The ever increasing presence of social media has led to more and more wrestlers have nicknames that they double as their handle. Reece “Highlight” Humphrey, David “Magic Man” Taylor, Pat “Lizard King” Downey III, you get the idea. It is what people wish to label you that may or may not define you as a person or a wrestler.

Out of all the nicknames there are, every wrestler wishes they could have just one. GOAT. GOAT is not a moniker for the heavyweight that will eat anything including the kitchen sink. It is an acronym and it stands for “Greatest Of All Time”.

That name is also a Title and that Title belongs to John Smith! John has done the impossible. You have to understand that when John was the king of the 62Kg division, he was facing state sponsored wrestlers. John won four World Championships, two gold medals at the Olympics, two Goodwill games and two Pan-American Games.

Essentially from 1987 until 1993 John Smith was all gold in anything he competed in. He did it his own way and made a name for himself as one of the grittiest and most technical wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of wrestling shoes.

Yet before all the international competition John wrestled as a Cowboy for Oklahoma State University. He won two NCAA Div. I National Championships consecutively in 1987 and 1988. He was the national runner up before that. John ended his NCAA wrestling career with an impressive 154-7-2 record.

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Right after winning his second NCAA Title, John switched gears to freestyle competition, made the US National team then went on to win his First gold medal at the summer Olympics in Soul Korea. The Switch to Freestyle was nothing new to John as he had been competing on the international stage since he was a teen.

Once he was at the Senior level (20 years old and up) John had amassed an incredible international record. 100-5. If you add that to his Collegiate record John had won over 250 matches against arguably the toughest competitors in the world.

This really comes as no surprise as John grew up in Oklahoma and was wrestling during his youth. Hundreds of hours on the mat just honing his craft into a razor sharp sword he used to cut through anyone that got in his way. John didn’t just wrestle to wrestle. John studied to wrestle, His mat IQ is second to anyone we have ever seen in the United States.

John developed his own system while he wrestled. He even had a super low single leg that made him famous. It seemed that John could snatch a single out of thin air at times. He used it with such success that it now bears his namesake. The “Smith Single” is a thing because of John.

So once you have won it all several times over what do you do?

You keep winning, that’s what you do. After the 1992 Olympics John switched his role from the best wrestler of all time to head coach of the OSU Cowboys in 1993. You know what the Cowboys did that year? Won a National title!

John Smith, but being a living legend and he is not one to rest on his laurels. John kept winning and creating National Champions at OSU. John has earned fives total NCAA National titles as the head coach of the Cowboys. Four of them are consecutive years. 2003-2006.

John has implemented that system he created all those years ago into the OSU Wrestling program. Some may say it is a bit vein to make others wrestle how you do. Others will point to the 32 National champions (that is more than one a year in his 29 years of coaching) and his five Olympians he has sent to the games.

The program that John has is as momentous as he is. He has had both of his nephews wrestle for him and the are both NCAA National Champions. Chris Perry is a multiple time national champion and is now helping John in his coaching duties.

John requires each wrestler give everything they have everyday, he accepts nothing less than all you got. Johns system has produced some great champions in MMA as well. Johnny “Big Rig” Hendricks has John to thank for his wrestling.

Daniel Cormier was also a protégé’ of the church of John Smith. Being a multiple time Olympian, and most recently a Two Weight Division Champion for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Daniel gives Smith all the credit in the world for his ability in the cage.

If that does not tell you what kind of coach John is maybe this will. John was recognized as the National Wrestling Coaches Association coach of the year in 1994 and 2003 and is a 15-time selection as his conference’s coach of the year (1994 and 1996 in the Big Eight and 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the Big 12).

The accolades are hard to argue when they are dropped right in front of you.

So how can all of these World level Championships, Creating 32 National Champions, 5 Team titles and a two division MMA champion help you?

Easy, for the first time ever, John Smith has outlined his system. This is not just John going through the motions. John takes coaching seriously and put time and effort into showing you how his wrestling program works.

Unlike most instructional that will graze over both offense and defense John has taken the time to outline both full programs that he uses.

In the Offense instructional he covers movement, adding shots into movement…and of course the Low (Smith) single leg, High Crotch and Keys to good Duck unders. This is a 6 part series and covers all you need to be a highly successful offensive wrestler.

On the Defense instructional John goes into concepts on heavy hips, whizzers, low single defense, and the importance of drilling and what type you should be using. Live or situational.

Championship Wrestling Fundamentals Cowboy Offense by John Smith

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