Monday, 15 March 2010

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Neck scissors

Also referred to as a head scissors, this hold sees a wrestler approach a fallen opponent and sit next to them before turning onto their side towards the opponent and placing their legs on either side of the opponent's head, crossing the top leg after its gone around the opponent's chin. The wrestler then tightens the grip to choke an opponent by compressing their throat. Often, however, an opponent will simply place their hands under the knee of the attacking wrestler and push it up over their chin so they can escape. Another way to escape the hold will see the opponent raise themselves to their feet while still in the hold, forcing the attacking wrestler to a seated position. This in turn uncrosses their legs, allowing the opponent to simply lift their head out.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Surfboard

The surfboard hold first sees a wrestler stand behind a fallen opponent, who is lying stomach first to the floor. The wrestler places one foot down just above each of the opponent's knees and bends his or her legs up, hooking them around his or her own knees; at this point the wrestler grasps both of his opponent's wrists (usually slapping the opponent's back in an attempt to bring the arms in reach), and falls backwards while compressing the opponent's shoulder-blades and lifting him or her off the ground. This can see the wrestler fall to a seated position or go onto his or her own back, lifting the opponent skyward, which will increase pressure on the opponent but put the wrestler in risk of pinning his or her own shoulders to the mat.

Another version of a surfboard which is most often applied by a standing wrestler against a prone opponent—but may also be applied by a seated wrestler or against a seated or kneeling opponent—sees the wrestler grasp both of his opponent's wrists, while placing his or her foot or knee on the opponent's upper back, pulling back on the arms to compress the opponent's shoulder blades.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Camel Clutch

Camel clutch

The wrestler sits on the back of his opponent, who is face down on the mat, and places the arm or, more commonly, both arms of the opponent on his thighs. The wrestler then reaches around the opponent's head and applies a chinlock. The wrestler then leans back and pulls the opponent's head and torso. A camel clutch can also refer simply to a rear chinlock while seated on the back of an opponent, without placing the arms on the thighs.[1][2]

Camel clutch sleeper hold

In this variation of the camel clutch, a wrestler sits on the back of an opponent while he/she is lying on the mat face down. Instead of putting the opponent in a rear chinlock, the wrestler puts him/her in a sleeper hold.

Chickenwing camel clutch

A wrestler stands behind an opponent and applies a double chickenwing. The wrestler then forces the opponent face-down to the mat, sits on his/her back, and pulls backwards, stretching the opponent's neck and upper body backwards.

Inverted facelock camel clutch

Also known as a Dragon Clutch, an inverted facelock camel clutch sees the wrestler stand behind their opponent and apply an inverted facelock. The wrestler then forces the opponent to the mat face down, sits on the opponent's back, and pulls backwards, stretching the opponent's neck and upper body backwards.

Leg hook camel clutch

Essentially a regular camel clutch, but before the wrestler locks in the chinlock, he/she pulls the opponent's leg backwards (as in the single leg Boston crab), and tucks it under the wrestler's underarm, then continues to perform the typical camel clutch, applying more pressure to the lower back with the leg's new position.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The sleeper hold

WARNING: Do not do this. The following procedure is dangerous and holds the potential to cause permanent brain damage or death if performed incorrectly. Please seek professional training.

A sleeper hold is a martial arts move which allows one to very quickly neutralize an opponent without bodily harm. A sleeper hold when performed correctly is probably the safest and fastest way to render an opponent unconcious, even an opponent under the influence of drugs or with a high pain tolerance.

A sleeper hold causes unconciousness by interrupting the flow of blood to the brain through the cartoid arteries, located on the side of the neck. You can find the cartoid arteries on most people directly below the ear, usually near the height of the Adam's apple. The cartoid arteries are often used to take your pulse.

  • Get behind your opponent. How you get there is up to you.
  • Wrap your right arm around the neck of your opponent, pressing your bicep against the right side of the neck and the inner bone of your forearm against the left. SQUEEZE HARD. (we will use the right arm for this example, but the directions work just as well reversed)
  • To apply further pressure, grab your left bicep near the elbow with your right hand, and use your left hand to press your opponent's head towards the crook of your right elbow.
  • You should try to take your opponent to the ground during this process. This helps to avoid various self-defense moves designed to protect against assault from the rear, such as shin stomps, instep stomps, and groin strikes.
  • When you feel your opponent go limp, usually in 5-10 seconds, immediately release pressure, but do NOT take your arms out of position. Holding pressure longer can eventually cause brain damage. The amount of time your opponent remains unconcious will be different for each person, but it can be anywhere from a few minutes to a few seconds. Leaving your arms in position will allow you to reapply pressure if your opponent was faking unconciousness or regains conciousness quickly.
  • You have just applied a sleeper hold!
Keep in mind that just because you can render your opponent unconcious, doesn't mean that you should or need to. As you apply the sleeper hold, your opponent will start to feel dizzy and their vision will blur. This is a very scary feeling, and may be all that is required to end certain conflicts.

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Some of these photos just beg to have captions written for them. See what you can come up with.

Kid-wrassle 1

Photo slideshow of some great moments from the fighting kids videos.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mark Lander gets yet another guy in his headscissors

Mark Lander uses those amazing legs of his to give yet another opponent another view of wrestling :)

Check out the clip to see them in action!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Spine-warping Nightmare

A Wrestling Joke

A young wrestler says to his coach "Coach i wanna be World Champ"
The coach says " well you are as big and strong as all the previous Champs but you need to learn two things ; Speed and Agility and Agility and Speed"
The young wrestler says "teach me coach teach me"
For the next two years the wrestler is trained in Speed and Agility.
The wrestler is put into competion he clears the city matches, sweeps the state matches and easily wins the National title.
A year later they are at the World Chamionship and he is in the final match.The coach says "Here's your last opponent ,Ivan Struckamoff, he has a move called the Iron Pretzel if he gets you in it you will die,remember Speed and Agility"
Three seconds into the match Ivan has the young wrestler in the Iron pretzel , the coach walks away from the ring knowing his wrestler is dead,the crowd goes crazy the coach turns around expecting to see his defeated, dead pupil , instead he sees his young wrestler arms raised in victory over ivan's unconscious body.
The coach jumps into the ring and hugs his wrestler and asks "How did you do ,it how did you beat the pretzel?"
The young wrestler with tears running down his face says. "well he put me in the pretzel and he twisted me all over the place,and right in front my face was a pair of balls in a leotard,so with all my might i stretched my neck right out and i bit down as hard as I could and Coach you would not believe the Speed and Agility it gives you ,when you bite your own nuts that hard!"


Grab a locker and head for the wrassle room!