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How to Do a Collar-and-Elbow Wrestling Move

Learn how to do a collar-and-elbow wrestling move from Monster Factory's "Trademark" Tommy Maclin and "Amazing" Mike Spanos in this Howcast video.


Hello wrestling fans. My name is Pretty Boy Larry Sharp.

It's a pleasure to have you here at the Monster Factory, and today we're going to teach some basic lesson maneuvers that stand around the world and are known around the world. I'll be doing them with Tommy and Mike.

The first thing that we're going to show you today is a Referee's Position or a Collar and Elbow.


All right guys, the reason it's called a Collar and Elbow is because this hand goes to the collar bone, this hand goes to the elbow. Okay, it's the same for both men.

Like I said, it's a neutral position, it's a Referee's Position, and it's the basic way to start your wrestling match.

The thing that you do not want to let your opponent do is get behind you, okay? Once an opponent gets behind you, that gives him control.

But also, as a wrestler, what you want to do is get behind your opponent so that you can control him.

Right now you see the two opponents struggling. Each one wants to get behind the other guy, okay, so they can gain control of their opponent. The best way to avoid that is you push back a little bit, keep your hips back, and your legs bent at the knees.

That's your starter position. Again, it's a Collar and Elbow, or a Referee's Position.

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