By Athol Oakley
The tale of Athol Oakley, one of many maximum wrestlers of our time, and the bloody international of wrestling within the early 1900s. Athol labored himself up from a 5 stone teen to a fifteen stone global wrestling champion, scuffling with in hundreds of thousands of bouts around the globe.
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Then all you have to do is to pick him up and slam him. The final shock of the fall takes all the fight out of him. This was the Pojello doctrine for use against highly experienced wrestlers. But in the case of an experienced boxer one must tackle him low as in rugger. This nullifies his punching power and brings him to the ground. You then scissors him round the neck with your legs at the same time using a double wrist lock to stretch his arm back and out. This is a lethal hold called the ‘crooked head scissors’.
How you beat Boganski, and are joint world light-heavyweight holder with Henri. ’ ‘And much slower,’ I interrupted. ‘Don’t count on that, Cap,’ replied Curley. ‘These guys can make rings round the kind of heavyweight fighter you have over in England. Now the Lithuanian champion, Karl Pojello, is about your height, but he is heavier. I aim to put you under him so that you can learn our new style. It is different to your European Catch. ’ I stood my ground. 40 Blue Blood On The Mat Eugene Sandow, under whose instruction the author had his first training session as a wrestler.
He had tried to get Karl to protect him after seeing such a move actually executed on a boxer. So great was Pojello’s reputation at this time that no heavyweight boxer in the world would take him on. He had even toured Japan taking on champions in Judo and Karate and defeating them. During the Second World War, at the request of Eisenhower, and to test the strength of Japanese experts, Pojello at 64, took on in front of highranking officers of the General Staff, the twenty-eight-year-old Karate/Judo champion proving that these forms of self-defense were both inferior to wrestling and their efficiency greatly exaggerated.
Blue Blood on the Mat by Athol Oakley