Sunday, May 20, 2007
Turning things around

(Illustration extracted from Classical Sambo.)

Known as an overturning, this technique involves lifting the opponent up bodily, flipping him upside-down and then dropping him on his back or head. In order to effect this throw more efficiently the lower arm should act in a vector that is as much lateral as it is vertical. This, in conjunction with the upper arm acting in the opposite direction, should result in the opponent overturning in a circular motion. The upper arm may also wrap around the waist which tightens the circle but diminishes control.

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