The 6 Gnarliest Upper Body Attacks Known To Man

The 6 Gnarliest Upper Body Attacks Known To Man

If you're not practicing upper body wrestling, you've got some major holes in your game.

May 6, 2020 by Michael Malinconico
The 6 Gnarliest Upper Body Attacks Known To Man
Some of the nastiest upper body attacks aren't even big throws. Watch this slide-by made famous by 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Togrul Asgarov. 

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Some of the nastiest upper body attacks aren't even big throws. Watch this slide-by made famous by 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Togrul Asgarov. 

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Jamill Kelly was one of the few Americans to develop an entire style of wrestling based on upper body attacks after college. It seemed to work out for him. Check out his wrap leg throw. 

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In typical Gato fashion . . . the words don't do the motion justice. 

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Throws can be used defensively, too. Sammy Haze hits a nasty arm throw while defending a 2 on 1.   

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Stringing together upper body attacks has become a staple of Dom Demas’ wrestling style. Watch the Sooner combine a mule kick motion and a far side duck under. 

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What’s the best part of this video? Downey’s amazing Balmer accent? The fact that Downey broke my collar bone on the last rep? Or realizing that when Downey loads up a throw that there is a ton of technical prowess behind the what looks like brute strength. 

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