On September 4, 2014 our good friend and wrestling coach Gene came out and taught a nearly two hour wrestling class. Gene has over forty years of wrestling and coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels and currently coaches high school wrestling in San Francisco.
A note of interest included Gene's explanation of the use of the head as the most important limb and of why he doesn't teach the double leg to novice and intermediate wrestlers (who are involved in BJJ) on account of the risk of counter. He then showed how a double leg can be done with low risk.
The rest of Gene's class focused on setting up the Russian two-on-one position. From this position we learned four low risk take downs that result in side control. Gene's teaching was straight to the point and geared towards providing novice and intermediate students with a way to "get into the fight right away."
We are very thankful to Gene for sharing his experiences and knowledge with us, asking only that he can return to do it again!