Learn To Do Full Nelson Wrestling Move
Learning to do the Full Nelson move in wrestling is not really that hard at all, at least in theory. This tutorial will show you how to get it done, but actually getting your victim into position for the hold is your own problem.
- Get behind your target. While this move can be done from multiple positions, it is easiest to do from behind the subject. Also, attempts from other positions can be more dangerous to both you and the target. While learning this move be sure to approach from the back and be aware of your movements.
- Slide your arm under the armpit of your target and place your hand behind their neck. Do not apply too much pressure to the neck, or you may cause serious injury to your target. You are now in the Half Nelson.
- Now slide your other arm under the free armpit of your target and place it over the back of the neck. Then lace your fingers across the back of the neck. You may have to loosen your grip on the back of the neck to lace your hands. If you do then lift your arms a bit to get the space you need without losing the hold.
One final note. You need to be sure to check the rule book for your group or accrediting body before you try to use this move in a match. In many college, high-school and adult wresting leagues using this move is illegal, and may result in disqualification from future matches. As with any sport you should not try it outside of a safe setting. Do not attempt these moves without supervision and access to medical care. Do not try this at home.