Posted by ncordless
Handfighting is a term used to describe the actions used to achieve/avoid dominant position, usually when both oppoonents are standing. Things like wrist control, underhooks/overhooks, some level switches, controling an opponents center of balance and head control all fall under handfighting.
Smacking an opponents hand away, rolling a wrist that is being controlled to reverse position and control the wrist, swatting an opponents head with the goal of throwing them off balance or distracting for a shot, and even lifting an arm for a duck-under are all examples of handfighting.
its part of a progressive system of control
you get wrist control.. then an under hook(or fishhook or your preference) then head control.. (using your head or your hand to control the opponents head) then torso control (body lock or clinch). at any juncture of this progression you can use these control as set ups for takedowns or subs if they do flying armbars and shit.
check out the "randy couture: wrestling for fighting" book.
it has great info in it.
i was a wreslter and especially good (good for my area) in greco. that book has been great about helping re-aply my knowledge.. check it out