PFWC: Technique

Sunday, November 25

DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN: Start with sugar foot penetration step, driving off it as soon as it hits the mat, stepping forward with your right foot between his feet and BEYOND. When you hit, keep your back at a 10-degree angle and your head up and make first contact with his belly with your face straight ahead, not facing the side. If you make a full attack your right toes (the foot between his legs) will be straight, not curled. Each hand is behind the knee ligaments. For the lift on the double, look up to the ceiling, driving across with your head, looking in that direction (right) as your right hand (thumb with fingers) cuts the ligament in a circular motion in and your left hand lifts at the knee. As soon as he is heading down, your ligament hand (right) drives close to the mat (no more than a couple of inches off it) for a nelson. If your hand is too high, he will turn in and stop the nelson. If he is a novice and turns away, he will be on his back. Wrestlers are trained to turn in, with their hand down low by their hip; catch them first with your "low hand."







ARM CHOP, TIGHT WAIST, DRIVE-From the referee’s position, keep your tight waist secure and firm around the waist. Use your other arm to “chop” your opponent’s arm. The objective is to attack this arm and remove that part of his base. Pull his arm back beside his body and then drive your opponent toward the arm that has been removed. Use your back leg and the tight waist to drive your opponent forward. The objective is to get him flat on his stomach and to keep the arm that you chopped. Do not relinquish this arm that you have captured. You can use this arm for several different pinning combinations.


 FAR KNEE, FAR ANKLE – your “tight waist arm” moves to opponent’s far ankle while your “elbow arm” moves to his far knee. Pull the knee and the ankle toward you while driving your chest into your opponent to break him down to the mat. Once on the mat, look for pinning combinations.


 FAR ARM, FAR ANKLE – From the referee’s position, reach under your opponent and securely grab his far arm. At the same time, reach for his far ankle and pull it toward you. You can now drive your opponent either forward or to the side to break him down to the mat. At this point, you can continue with the far arm or transition to a half nelson.


 FAR ANKLE, TIGHT WAIST- From the referee’s position, reach (left arm) under your opponent and securely grab his waist. At the same time, reach for his far ankle and pull it toward you. You can now drive your opponent either forward or to the side to break him down to the mat. At this point, you can transition to a half nelson.




Half nelson – This move should only be applied when your opponent is broken down to his stomach. Look for an opening under the arm of your opponent on either side. Move to that side of your opponent and drive your hand under the arm and over your opponent’s neck. Move your hips out to the side of your opponent in order to drive your opponent to his back. Your hand should drive toward the mat as if you are punching the mat. When the half nelson is finished, your knuckles should be in his chest. Be certain to control your opponent’s arms in order to keep him on his back.


NEAR SIDE CRADLE-When your opponent is broken down, move your body out to the side so that your body is 90 degrees to your opponent. Place the top of your head in his side, one hand on his neck and another on his near knee. Push with your head and pull with your two arms to bring his head and knee together. Lock your hands together and then roll your opponent to his shoulders. Place your head in your opponent’s temple. Use one of your legs to lock up your opponent’s free leg.





STAND UP- The man on your left side (if he is on the other side, reverse rights and lefts: even here note, things are tougher if he rides your right side), rip your left arm up and as far as possible to your right as your left foot goes where your right hand was with your foot facing to the right--not forward--and your right hand grabs around his fingers (not his wrist) squeezing them together, straightening your right arm fully extended, as you snap your face up to the ceiling and as your back is straight (sending your opponent off balance as his head bounces off the rear wall), your right knee should spin to your right. This is the first part (position) of the stand-up.  Next, straighten both legs as you come up (not your left leg and then your right as this will mean you are using just one left to come up against his weight), putting his captured fingers into your right hip pocket with your now straightened arm. As you come up, lean back into him and look up to get a better back arch. With your right arm extended, he should not be able to put his right arm around your waist. Still keeping your arm extended, step out with your right foot, leaning back into him with your chin up. With the weight back into him and the rest of your weight on the ball of your right foot now with that leg bent at the knee, spin to your left, driving your left (bent) elbow and left foot "through the hole" between your bodies, letting go of his right hand, and lowering your level to be able to defend yourself or take a shot at him since you may be already "inside his just released right arm.


SIT OUT AND TURN IN – “Windshield” feet to outside of top man. Sit back (left elbow tight to body and keep body positioned upright) and control his tight waist hand by the fingers bringing the hand high on your chest. Keep his hand and “SPIN” over your shoulder into a tripod with forehead on mat. Lift left hand high when you clear the side and can raise the hand high to block any countering.


SWITCH- Free near arm as you sit out and keep your head and shoulders vertical. Reach back with your outside arm for the inside of your opponent’s knee. Elevate your hips throughout this move for maximum leverage.


ROLL- Lock your opponent’s tight waist arm by locking your elbow over his elbow and holding the arm tight. Roll to the side on which the arm is locked. Use your near side leg to elevate his legs and roll him. Finish the roll with a head and arm lock by keeping his arm and reaching back for his head.


STEP OVER- Move you’re inside leg to the outside of both legs. Step over his nearest leg and begin to work your upper body into the upper position. Complete the move by gaining control on top.


PENN STATE- Grab your opponents near side arm, straighten the arm and pull it over your shoulder with his armpit right on your shoulder. Drive his arm to the mat forcing him to his side. Once he is on the mat, sit out and reach back for a head and arm hold for the pin.