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.

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