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RETURN
THE DANCE OF WRESTLING
or
THE ART OF LIFE
©1981-83
woodcuts 40x30cm, black ink on oriental paper ALL THINGS COME FROM ONE AND BY MEDIATION OF ONE. ONE STONE, ONE MEDICINE, ONE WORK, ONE REGULATION, ONE VESSEL. THE TRUE BEGINNING IS THE SOLUTION AND DISSOLUTION OF THE STONE. CONSCIENCE NEEDS NO PURIFICATION. WHOEVER HAS HIS CONSCIENCE AWAKENED, HAS IN HIS HEART AN ENDLESSLY BURNING FLAME THAT EATS UP EVERYTHING CONTRARY TO HIS NATURE.
REJECT EVERYTHING THAT IS SUPERFLUOUS, THEN TURN THE WITHIN OUTWARD. SEPARATE THE EARTH FROM FIRE, THE FINE FROM THE COARSE. WASH YOU, MAKE YOU CLEAN; PUT AWAY THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS. PREPARE YOURSELF TILL YOU ARE CON FORMABLE TO HIM WHOM YOU WILL ENTERTAIN. YOU HAVE THREE THAT ARE TO RECEIVE AND THERE ARE THREE THAT GIVE. THE IDEAL STANCE : ONE FOOT SLIGHTLY IN FRONT OF THE OTHER, LEGS WELL APART, TRUNK LEANING FORWARD, FRONT LEG GIVING PROTECTION, BOTH HANDS READY TO BLOCK OR TIE UP OPPONENT.
GRASP EACH OTHER BY THE FLESHY PARTS. IF SHE SHOULD GET ONE LEG, COUNTER HER WITH YOUR STRONGEST HOLD, A SWITCH WRIST LOCK, AN ARM DRAG OR BLOCK THE LEG DIVE. THERE ARE MANY FACTORS TO CONSIDER. KNOWELDGE PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE IS ANOTHER. DECIDE QUICKLY WHETHER TO CHARGE OR BACK OUT, OTHERWISE A PROBLEM MIGHT DEVELOP. QUARTER NELSON : IN ALL PROBABILITY THE MAN MAKING THE CHARGE CAN BE TRAPPED AND BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL. THE ATTACKER, NOW IN DEFENSE, IS IN WEAK POSITION AND IN DANGER OF BEING PINNED WITH A NELSON AND CROTCH.
PICK UPS : PLACE YOUR RIGHT HAND ON YOUR OPPONENT'S NECK AND USE IT TO GUIDE HER AROUND. PRESSURE MUST BE APPLIED IN A MANNER WHICH WILL CAUSE HER TO STEP FORWARD AND ACROSS WITH HER LEFT FOOT. WAIST LOCK : BEING A GOOD RIDER DEPENDS UPON LEVERAGE, INITIATIVE AND A COMPLETE SENSE OF BALANCE. THE TIGHTER YOUR OPPONENT RIDES YOU THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR YOU. CROSS SCISSOR RIDE : PUNISH YOUR OPPONENT TO PRODUCE FALL. GIVE HER A FEELING OF SECURITY AND COME ON TOP WITH SOME KIND OF A CROTCH HOLD OR ELSE SHE WILL KICK LOOSE AND ROLL AWAY TO BECOME FREE.
HOOK SCISSOR : WHEN HE STARTS TO WING YOU THROW YOUR FEET HIGH IN THE AIR AND SHIFT THEM TO THE OTHER SIDE OF HIS BODY WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND GRASPING HIS WRIST AND THE LEFT GOING INTO HIS CROTCH. ARM DRAG : WHEN YOU TEMPT YOUR OPPONENT HE WILL RESIST BY PULLING DOWN. IF YOU ARE CLEVER AND FAST YOU WILL COUNTER HIM WITH A SWITCH OR A HIGH WING, LOCK HIM TIGHTLY AND GRADUALLY ROLL HIM UNDER. THE MOST IMPORTANT HOLD USED IN RIDING AN OPPONENT INVOLVES THE USE OF THE WAIST LOCK. THE MOST IMPORTANT ESCAPE FROM THE WAIST LOCK INVOLVES THE USE OF THE SIDE ROLL OR THE USE OF WINGING TRICKS.
THE BEST TIME TO PIN OR GO INTO PINNING COMBINATION IS JUST IMMEDIATELY AFTER CHANGING FROM DEFENSE TO OFFENSE. AFTER BUILDING UP YOUR HOPES TO A HIGH POINT, COME ALONG WITH WRISTLOCKS TO PRODUCE FALLS AND SCORE NEAR FALLS. THE GUILLOTINE : WHATEVER YOU DO WRONG OR RIGHT, DON'T PERMIT YOUR OPPO NENT TO RIDE YOU AND MAKE YOU CARRY HIS WEIGHT. NO DIFFICULTIES SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IF YOU KEEP HIM FLAT ON HIS FACE. THREE JERK BREAK : TURNING UP HILL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION INVOLVING A ROLL. IT IS A SIN TO ROLL OFF. IT IS A BIGGER SIN TO STAY ON AND BE RIDDEN.
REAR CROTCH : UNLESS YOU TAKE A REAR CROTCH HOLD HE MAY BACK UP AND CAUSE YOU TROUBLE. QUICKLY BRING YOUR KNEE IN FRONT OF HIS THIGH AND KICK OVER HIS HEAD, EITHER PIN HIM OR TEAR HIS SIDE. THE MAN BLOCKED AND MADE THE MISTAKE OF GIVING DOWN. WHEN YOU HAVE GONE THUS FAR IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE. IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR BOTH WRESTLERS TO PAUSE AND LEARN THE BREAK OR CROTCH AND HALF NELSON. SUCH IS THE POWER HE SHALL RECEIVE, WHO FROM THE CLAMOROUS TUMULTS OF THIS WORLD ASCENDS TO THE SUPERNATURAL STILL VOICE OF THE SPIRITUAL, INVISIBLE ELEMENTS OF HIS SOUL.
THE GREAT WORK IS THE CREATION OF MAN BY HIMSELF, THE FULL AND ENTIRE CONQUEST OF HIS FACULTIES AND HIS FUTURE, THE PERFECT EMANCIPATION OF HIS WILL AND THE DOMAIN OF THE FIRST MATTER. TO REACH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CREATOR IS TO PART THE VEIL AND TRANSMUTE THE OBSCURITY OF IGNORANCE INTO THE LIGHT OF WISDOM, FOR MAN TO KNOW HIMSELF, TO BE CAPABLE OF KNOWING ALL THINGS IN TIME AND ETERNITY. back to top click here