Learn To Do Wrestling Sleeper Holds
To learn to do wrestling sleeper holds, you will need to practice the technique a great deal. If you don’t take the time to learn to do the wrestling move properly, you can seriously injure your opponent. On the other hand, an ineffective execution of a wrestling sleeper hold could have no effect on your opponent at all.
- Wait until just the right time to do a wrestling sleeper hold. You will need to be behind your opponent. If possible, your opponent should also not see you coming or be slightly disoriented from a previous wrestling move you did.
- Get your opponent into a type of headlock. Always, use your dominant arm for wrestling sleeper holds. Quickly move your dominant arm around your opponent’s neck from behind. Position your arm so that your forearm is on one side and your upper arm is on the other.
- Keep your opponent in place. To make sure your opponent cannot get out of the wrestling sleeper hold, squeeze your arm to trap his neck. You can also push into his back with your other hand to restrain him even more.
- Start the “sleep” part of the wrestling sleeper hold. To make your opponent “go to sleep,” you will force his neck into the crook of your elbow by grabbing onto your other arm with the hand that is around his neck. Once his neck is forced forward, he will not be able to breathe effectively.
- Hold the move for the right length of time. Letting go too early while doing a wrestling sleeper hold will not be effective against your opponent. However, letting go too late can actually be very dangerous. Several seconds is usually long enough to cause a slight fainting spell. As soon as you feel your opponent loosen his grip and his knees buckle, release him.