RUSLAN!-Having done Martial Arts Myself for many Years-I can tell you that this is the Standard
Opening Hold -especially in JUDO/AIKIDO-at the Commencement of Randori/Tournament Fights
prior to the SENSEI shouting 'HAJIMI'...Begin......
Thanks so much for your feedback The Main Mask. Appreciate. C&E was one of the folk styles of wrestling and it was practiced all around England (especially popular in Lincolnshire and Norfolk) and Ireland. English and Irish immigrants brought it to America. That's how Vermont got it's C&E baptism and soon became known for it's wrestlers being the best.