Thread: S'Istrumpa: Sardinian wrestling
4/26/2009 6:01pm, #1
S'Istrumpa: Sardinian wrestling
S'Istrumpa is the traditional folk wrestling style of Sardinia. A typical European "back-hold" wrestling style, it's fought with each wrestler's hands locked behind their opponent's back, from standing to the best two out of three clean falls. See http://www.istrumpa.it/ (in Italian) and these clips for a taste of the action:
YouTube - S'istrumpa in Biddamanna 12/08/2008
YouTube - 2008-08-12 CerdeĆ±a Miriam
Many more clips on YouTube.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
5/05/2009 12:39am, #2
I've said this before on Bullshido, the backhold is a sweet position. It's rapidly becoming one of my favorite throwing positions from the clinch.