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#1 jstock


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

When I run a half Nelson, say on opponents right side with my right arm, is it legal to grab the opponents right wrist with my right hand as I run the half on the right side? I once showed an experienced official at a big national tournament, I showed him specifically whet the move was and he said it was legal. Since then I have asked others and they have said not legal.

#2 sbdude


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

That is legal and is actually how we teach our wrestlers to finish a power-half with legs in. Pull the same side wrist back and grab it with the half hand. Particularly with legs this will lock the shoulder in and give you more leverage while at the same time not allowing the shoulder to get into a bad position and possibly causing a PD call.

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