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How to Do a Drop Toehold Wrestling Move

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


My name is Pretty Boy Larry Sharpe. We're here at the Monster Factory. Now, we're going to demonstrate a Drop Toehold.

Okay, the first one will be from the standing position. There you have a Drop Toehold.

This is a little bit fancier version than the basic model, but it's very efficient that way. And, once he has his opponent down, he'll make sure to push back on this, until he has time to reach back, grab it with his hand, and get into the hold that he wants to get into from there.

Collar and Elbow, Headlock. As Mike pushes up through a partial Duck Under, he gets halfway around his opponent's body, scissors the legs, twists it, and that results in the Drop Toehold. And he'll go from there, to the position that he wants, which could be one of many. The Stepover Toehold, such as that. Or, a Scissors. Or, a move to the Headlock.

It depends. When you're working in a wrestling match, if you're wrestling someone, you want to try to get to the same body part all the time, whether it's an arm, whether it's a head, or whether it's a leg.

So, that wrestler has a story in mind of what he wants to do to his opponent. So, therefore, he'll keep going back to that same body part. The theory behind that is wear that part down until it's sore, it hurts, and then you can take control of your wrestler. That is a Drop Toehold.

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