Have your palm face his chest Your right elbow has to go up from your side to get this grip

C. Now grasp the clothing over the front of his chest.

Anatomical Explanation of the "T-D" Grip.

When a wrist is bent in, the flexor tendons which clench the fingers are slackened, reducing the power of the hand to grasp.

When the wrist is straight, there is no slackening of the flexor tendons and the usual power of the hand to grasp is restored.

When the hand is bent back a little, the power to grasp is said to be augmented.

In the "T-D" Grip, the hand is bent back a little to allow the most powerful grip possible.

Furthermore the thumb is turned down to give it more protection and to allow a powerful twisting pull to be executed.

3.—Pull him to you and duck your head, left shoulder and arm, completely under your right arm, turning right (Figs. 75 and 76). Then pull him over your shoulders and raise him up off the ground (Fig. 77). .

Now for some details. What about your feet? Your left foot steps across the front of his feet and your right foot pivots round to your right (Fig. 78). Bend down low. If necessary, rest your left elbow on your left knee, to help to support his weight (Fig. 76).

Mistakes Commonly Made : 1. Not keeping close enough to your partner. 2. You do not bend dowrn low enough.

3. You do not pull strongly enough with your right hand.

4. With your right hand grip be sure to pull him well over onto your back, tucking your left side snugly against his groin. Your knees should be bent (Fig. 76).

5. After pulling him over, well over your back, with your right hand grip, straighten up your bent knees to raise him off the ground and balance him over your back (Fig. 77).

Practise these movements AFTER you have studied them. Practise until you can throw any man on or over your back easily.

Fig. 76

Duck low under your right arm and step your left foot across the front of his feet.

Fig. 77

Pull him onto your back. Straighten up your knees

With Right Hand.


Fig. 78

Step your left foot just past his left foot.


So far you have not used your left hand. We assumed that it was wounded. But for practice and simplicity let us attempt the hold making use of the left hand (Figs. 79 and 80).

After you have grabbed his chest with your right hand, then bending down» low, have ducked your head, left shoulder and arm under your right arm, now with your left hand grasp his left ankle. You are going to push it back, and off the ground as your right hand pulls him over your back.

Exactly what position does your left hand take? It is the "T-D" position again. You reach your left hand down as though you were going to pick up a hand-



fill of dirt. Your little finger is up, your thumb is down and your hand is twisted around so that your palm faces his leg.

Grasp just above his ankle, with your thumb on the inside and your fingers on the outside of his leg (Fig. 79), or grab a handful of cloth on the outside of his leg.

Whenever you use the D-U-R-A hold as an As-sault Throw (Fig. 80), do not forget the left hand grip.

Fig. 79

Left hand grip on left ankle.

Fig. 80

Fig. 80

D-U-R-A Hold As An Assault Throw

1. With thumb down, your right hand grabs clothing over the centre of his chest. 2. Duck your head, left shoulder and arm under your right arm, turning right, stepping your left foot across the front of his left foot so you turn your back to him. 3. Reach your left hand down to his left ankle.

Then turn your left hand around so the palm faces him and your thumb points down (T-D grip). Grab clothing over the outside of his left ankle.

Keep in close! Pull him over your back with your right hand and boost him well onto your back, so you can balance him there even without holding him. However, if he is an enemy, fling him onto the back of his head.

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