Backyard Wrestling Moves
Backyard wrestling can be extremely dangerous, and that is exemplified by the variety of dangerous backyard wrestling moves that are commonly used. Before you get involved in backyard wrestling, it is a good idea to take some classes on how to avoid injury while emulating your favorite professional wrestler. Remember that much of professional wrestling is choreographed, and you should take the time to work out your backyard wrestling moves before you try them.
- Kick to the head. For some reason, sitting someone up and kicking him in the back of the head has become a popular backyard wrestling move. The best way to safely execute this move is to kick the person quickly, but not too violently, in the shoulder. Your opponent needs to help make the move look painful by making exaggerated movements.
- Out of the ring. Backyard wrestlers love to throw each other out of the ring. Remember that professionals have mats to land on, so try and have some soft ground to land on when you are throwing each other out of the ring. Make sure any spectators are at least six to eight feet away from the ring to prevent injury to the spectators and the wrestlers.
- Tables. Body slamming someone through a table has become one of the more popular backyard wrestling moves. Choose a table that is lightweight and does not have a metal frame around the outside. Do not set the braces on the legs so that the table collapses easier.
- Clothesline. Backyard wrestlers will often extend their arms to make contact with the opponents throat in what is known as a clothesline. This move is popular in backyard wrestling because of its visual effect. To make the move safer, the opponent needs to learn to fall on contact to reduce the impact. The person delivering the clothesline needs to keep the area of impact the high chest and not the throat.
- Garage Jump. Backyard wrestlers enjoy putting on a show, and one of the ways they do it is to use jumping off a garage as a backyard wrestling move. There is no way to make a move like this safe. Unless you are a highly trained professional, making contact with an opponent at that height will injure both wrestlers.