A Hand-Book of Wrestling

A Hand-Book of Wrestling

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...By biding his time and gauging his opponent's motion, however, the aggressor should be able to secure a fall, notwithstanding the bridge of his opponent, either by lifting the latter up and dropping him quickly upon the ground, or by applying a gradual pressure upon the neck. In either event the bridge is broken. Double Arm Lock, Men Facing in Opposite Directions (Position 109).--In certain respects this position resembles position 106. It differs in that the under wrestler has locked both of his arms around his adversary's arms, while in position 106 the under wrestler has locked the near arm only, his other hand grasping his opponent's biceps in the manner shown in position 105. Wrestlers in action frequently find themselves in a bad position for each other, andi this is an illustration of such a situation. Roth arms are held, as it were, in a vice, with the usual result that the upper man takes the initiative and makes a move to escape, which is described in the following picture. Double Bridge from Double Arm Lock (Position no).--The under man of the above described position moves in under his adversary as far as possible, feints as if to roll to one side, and rolls with all his energy to the other, so that the men come into the position shown by the picture. The upper wrestler keeps his legs as far apart as possible, to prevent his opponent from rolling him over upon his side. He may throw his opponent, either by maintaining the position until his opponent is tired out, or by pushing back and lifting up with his body. The result is to lift the under wrestler's head up from the carpet, so that the upper man, by suddenly relaxing his lifting movement, brings his opponent's head down upon the ground with more force than his neck can stand, thus...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236512685
  • 9781236512680