Release the cobra

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Position
One of the combatants grabs the other person’s waist in a tight grip.

The aim of the struggle
The other person must assume their partner’s position by reaching both arms under their partner’s and achieving a grasp around the partner’s waist.
When the struggle has been won, start again.
Change roles for the next round.

Think about
Get one arm under at a time, keeping your weight low, and creating space.

Useful points
It is common to want to stand on your toes to get your arms under your partner’s.
However, this only makes it easier for your partner to tighten the grip around your back and makes it harder to reach under.

Category
Combat
Level
Easy
Targets
Wrestling
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