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The Double Top Wristlock

done standing and on the mat with variations as taught by Earle liederman

"With a thorough knowledge of wrestling, the weakest man will find it exceedingly easy to overpower a man of twice his size and strength, providing, of course, he is clever and well versed in the various tricks which will be found within the pages of this book.

There is a lot more to wrestling than a mere struggling between two contestants on the mats.  A determination to suceed as a wrestler is most important.  Next comes everlasting persistancy.  An unforgetable knowledge of all holds, tricks, blocks, and counters, as well as escapes is also of paramount imprtance."

--- Earle Liederman

Earle Liederman was an authority on Wrestling, Catch, Jui-Jitsu and Physical Culture.  Here he descibes a series of Hooks based on The Double Wrist Lock.  PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!! And always be respectful of your training partners!  You both want to be able to use your arms when you're sixty!--- Jimmo...

Plate 44 (Above) Double Wrist Lock Standing   This hold is taken from a standing position.  You grasp your opponent's left wrist in your right hand, reach over in back with your left arm, taking hold of your right wrist and locking it as illustrated.  Push his wrist back as far as possible, fall backwards on your shoulder, carrying him over.

Plate 45 (Above) Fall from Double Wrist with Head Scissors   By carrying over your opponent as explained on previous page, he is now brought to the mat.  But while he is falling you shift into a position that will enable you to secure a head scissors combined with a double wrist lock, as shown above, thereby securing a fall.

Plate 46 (Above) Standing Double Wrist LockWith Back Heel This hold can be secured from the referee's hold by taking hold of your opponent's left wrist with your right hand.  Bring your left arm over his head and in back of his left arm and grasp your right wrist.  At the same time step in back of your opponent's left knee with your left leg and force him backwards to the mat.

Plate 47 (Above) Standing Double Wrist Lock With Back Heel (Continued) You will now have your opponent on the mat in the above position, after you have back-heeled him to a sitting posture.  Retain the double wrist lock on his arm and force his shoulders backward to the mat.

Plate 48 (Above) Fall From standing Double Wrist Lock With Back Heel (Continued) After you have forced your opponent's shoulders to the mat with a double wrist lock, shift both your legs and retain your double wrist lock on his left arm.  Pin his right arm to the mat with your left knee.  If he still resists, put more pressure on his arm or twist it toward his head, thereby gaining a fall

Plate 49 (Above) Counter For Standing Double Wrist Lock When your opponent starts a double wrist lock, as shown in Plate No. 44, before he is able to push your arm upwards too far, take hold of your left hand with your right and break his hold.  Retain your hold and pull his arm further up into a reverse bar hold and thereby put him to the mat.

Plate 50 (Above) Countering a Counter for a Standing Double Wrist Lock As shown in Plate No. 49, where your hold has been countered by your opponent,  you can grapevine your left leg around his right leg, thereby giving you greater leverage.  This will block his counter and afford you the chance of bringing him to the mat.

Plate 51 (Above)  Double Wrist Lock with Side Roll When your opponent is over you while on the mat, with his right arm around your waist, grasp his right wrist with your left hand.  Reach quickly in back of his right arm and grasp your left wrist with your right hand as illustrated.  Then start to roll sideways.

Plate 52( Above) Double Wrist Lock With Side Roll (Continued) This shows the second position.  While rolling your opponent sideways, endeavor to pin his shoulders to the mat.  You must retain your double wrist lock throughout the roll.

Plate 53 (Above) Fall From Double Wrist Lock With Side Roll (Continued) As you roll your opponent, you will be on top and  you can pin his shoulders to the mat, as shown above.  Quickly throw your body over his and kneel on his arm, retaining of course your double wrist lock hold.

Plate 54 (Above) Double Wrist Lock on the Mat Take hold of your opponent's left wrist with your right hand and bring your left arm under his left upper arm.  Grasp your own right wrist, circling in front of him to the other side, and at the same time force your opponent's left arm backward.

Plate 55 Above Fall From Double Wrist Lock on the Mat (Continued)  After you have shifted to the other side of your adversary, retain your hold, and force his shoulders to the mat as shown in the above plate.

Plate 56 Above Double Wrist Lock with Bridge When your opponent is on top of you, as shown in Plate No. 51, with a waist hold, take his left arm and secure a double wrist lock on it.  Then, force it upwards and backwards and at the same time roll yourself over into a bridge (raising both shoulders from the mat), thereby forcing your opponent down on his shoulders.

Have Fun With This One!
Practice with safety in mind!
Jimmo the Gnarlmaster...