Cross Body Ride (One Leg In)


This series is the introduction to leg riding in general and is the first version of legs that Red Hawk began teaching almost fifteen years ago. You will have one leg in and your toes will wrap around his ankle. The one downside is that this tends to anchor your hips to that one side, so it's extremely important to keep your weight to the far side. As soon as your hips fall, you're likely to get reversed.

Leg riding is tricky in itself, and many quit on it way before they have built up enough experience to get proficient. It does not matter what body type you have, every wrestler can ride legs, and often the best do.

The best advice if you want to be a leg rider? Do not give up on it. The biggest hurdle is being able to keep your hips up. We'll go more in detail when we go over the parallel leg ride, as this is where leg riding evolved to and where it is most dangerous to the bottom wrestler.

This is the series that put Red Hawk on the map as being good on top. We highly recommend you teach this series before moving onto parallel leg riding. They both complement each other very well and you will use them in tandem.


  • Chop, tilt, leg in ·
  • Lock leg, lift, jump leg in ·


  • Leg whip and cross face ·
  • Grape Vine (Guillotine) ·
  • Grape Vine, Jump through the hoop ·
  • Ball & Chain Tilt ·
  • Ball & Chain Tilt, Jump through the hoop ·
  • Banana Split (Spladle) ·
  • Banana Split, Jump through the hoop ·
  • Cradle ·


  • Don't let them in (elbows to hips)
  • Sit through, elbow in the back, switch ·
  • Straighten leg, grab shin, throw, circle ·
  • Farmer's Roll ·
  • Grab trail leg, tuck under, throw hips over ·
  • Power Half - Swim Out
  • Banana Split - Stuff the elbow, roll and stack ·
  • Kamikaze
  • Force crab ride, escape that way.

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