Wrestling Holds

cctnews-2a1a-west-dualmeet-tournament-at-middletown-high-school-20160211Let’s begin with some of the basic concepts of wrestling, different kinds of hold’s and what they mean. But first, lets recognize there is pro wresting and sport wresting. Both are basically the same thing except our sportsters don’t jump down off the top rope in a massive kill position.

I have watched many superstars wrestle and going to these events was fun and exciting and I always pulled for my hero, but we all knew it was just a show put on for the fans, but the excitement of it was truly overwhelming. First of all, wresting is a sport where two opponents try to subdue each other. They do this with bare hands and use leverage and techniques of holding and pressure. A professional wrestler does tumbling acts that really just emulates the sport. It still has strict recognized rules and is done on a mat. Its rehearsed, scripted and programmed only as entertainment. The word countable is the act of who wrestles with a struggle to achieve something. In entertainment, this reward is usually a belt. Stretches borrowed from pro- wrestling’s is a submission hold. It’s a technique in which one wrestler holds another and puts stress on his opponent’s body.This is to employ to weaken the opponent and force them to submit. Chin and shoulder, face and head stretches are two people standing in front of each other. One wrestler will move slightly to the left, then uses his hand to reach back and grab the others head, pulling the opponent’s head above his shoulder. This is also know as the European headlock. The two handed version will use both hands and sometimes is referred to a head chancery, thus pulling the other wrestlers head backwards, putting significant pressure on the neck, also in other directions in which the head will not normally bend.

The camel clutch begins while standing over an opponent and placing both legs across the thighs. He then reaches forward and grabs his opponent’s chin while seated on his back, this is also referred to a chin lock. Step-over arm lock camel clutch. Here the attacker stands over his opponent while he is face down. He then grabs one of his arms in a step over, arm lock turning a 360 degree turn, so the opponent’s arm bends around the leg. He will then sandwich the arm between his leg the wrestler will reach forward and apply a standard camel clutch leaning backwards while applying pressure to the upper back and arm. The stomach claw is when the attacker applies pain to a nerve, forcing them to submit or pass out. I don’t know about you guys, but this all sounds pretty painful to me.