Hey, how are ya?
I'm happy to announce I've created a new hybrid sport which combines my breath-holding battles with my wrestling matches. This sport, which I call "brethling," is submission-style wrestling without any hitting or kicking. Some of my fans have pointed out that it closely resembles Brazilian jiu-jitsu with its focus on grappling and ground control.
The goal of brethling is to weaken your opponent using "smotherholds" by using your hands to block your opponent's nose and mouth in order to deplete their oxygen supply, and then finishing them off by applying a chokehold or some other submission hold until they tap out. It's a competitive new sport that puts your survival skills to the test!
The initial video debut of brethling was a test run which limited the method to win solely to smotherholds, which failed to yield a winner and eventually ended in a tie. Fans responded to my inquiry about the new sport in the comment section and suggested that submission holds be added to the sport to ensure that each match would end with a winner. This suggestion was implemented into the sport, and is now included in its official rules.
I came up with brethling because I liked the idea of creating a new No Deo Hero sport out of combining two of my, and my fans', favorite playlists on my channel for fun. The term brethling (pronounced 'BREATH-ling'), a portmanteau of "breath" and "wrestling," was coined by T-Wrex.
Brethling's debut video has earned over 6,000 views and 64 likes at the time of this writing, with fans emailing me and leaving comments asking for more. The success of the new sport with my audience, coupled with the fun rivalry it brings, means it will become a playlist to look forward to as new matches are filmed and uploaded!
Here are the official rules to my new backyard sport:
* No hitting, kicking, or using weapons/objects of any kind
* No shoes may be worn
* No time limits
* Opponent can be weakened with smotherholds (using the hands to block breathing through the nose and mouth)
* Matches are won by applying submission holds until the opponent taps out, and they can also be won if an opponent taps out from a smotherhold
The first official round of brethling with the finalized rules was successfully uploaded for fans to enjoy. Stay tuned for more brethling matches as they're filmed and posted!