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    Romans did triangle chokes!

    Interesting mosaic of a wrestler choking with the legs, in the Bardo museum of Carthage, (Tunisia).

    http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_.../wrestlers.jpg

    It's impressive how advanced the roman wrestlers were!

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    Looks like he's working on a hammerlock too...

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    Not much new under the sun, is there?

    Any pics of martial sportists from the ancient world doing some of that Eddie Bravo shizzle? :laughing7

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    that just looks like he is making him eat his butt to be honest...they were known for such gayness

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    Looks like he might just have the head, not the head+arm. Still awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Negation View Post
    Looks like he might just have the head, not the head+arm. Still awesome.
    Look closer at limb on the bottom left. I thought it was the guy on top's leg but it's actually the bottom guy's arm.

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    That looks like "uke's" arm in the lower left of the image, different color and wrong bend for "tori"s" knee/leg.
    EDIT: Coffee beat me to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeFan View Post
    Look closer at limb on the bottom left. I thought it was the guy on top's leg but it's actually the bottom guy's arm.
    Haha, wow! You're right.

    Makes me think there might be a bit of artistic license: where's the top guy's left leg then? You should be able to see the calf and foot.

    or this is a mural of a famous wrestler with no legs below the knee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Negation View Post
    Haha, wow! You're right.

    Makes me think there might be a bit of artistic license: where's the top guy's left leg then? You should be able to see the calf and foot.

    or this is a mural of a famous wrestler with no legs below the knee.
    Could be obscured by the other guy's extended arm and head.

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    Ancient Greek Pankratiasts had a version of the RNC with hooks/grapevine called the klimakismos ("ladder trick").

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