Andre Metzger On 9 Hands

For who? Wrestlers, MMA fighters, competitive athletes
For what? Rehabilitation, runctional movement, strength, flexibility, mobility

Andre Metzger was inducted in the Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He talked about the 9 Hands Principle where wrestlers – and swimmers – should think about using their 9 hands: their head (“cerebral hand”), 2 feet, 2 knees, 2 elbows, and 2 hands.

Metzger, a KAATSU Master Specialist over the past 5 years, won two NCAA titles for the University of Oklahoma and was a freestyle World medalist winning numerous international events over the course of his career.

He talked about some interesting concepts with Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan while discussing the 9 Hands concept for wrestling and swimming. They are both heavy users of KAATSU: