Sprawl

Sprawl – Grappling Technique

The sprawl is one of the most fundamental moves in almost every form of grappling that involves neutral (both grapplers standing) positions. Even though the sprawl is a very basic leg defense, it is an absolutely necessary technique in WrestlingMixed Martial Arts and several other grappling martial arts.

Instructions for the Sprawl

  • Since the sprawl is a defensive move, your opponent must first “shoot” at your legs.
  • Once your opponent attempts a shot, you must first kick your legs back (how far depends on the style) and thrust your hips on his/her shoulders.
  • Your chest should remain as upright as possible to keep as much weight on your opponent as you can.

Instructional Video for the Sprawl Technique

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