Jun 7, 2008

Scarf Hold/Kesa Gatame Escapes

A couple days ago, I posted the shoulder lock technique from the Kesa Gatame, and I realized that I never posted any escapes to the Scarf Hold pin before... So here:


Escape 1:
Opponent isn't keeping his head tight in

-Crossface with outside arm, and reach over with trapped arm to create the frame.

-Push out while jackknifing to bring your leg over his face to roll him over.

-Roll your legs out toward his head to get into side control.

Escape 2:
Catch and bridge

-Scoot your legs and hips into your opponent.

-You manage to get your leg/hip under him, effectively bringing the COG of you and your opponent towards you and higher.

-Bridge and roll him over for side control.

Escape 3:
Chase and switch

-You try escape #2, but your opponent manages to stay away, effectively pinning you down.

-Continue to chase him, and hold him down extra tightly, and ride up on the balls of your feet, loading your opponent up.

-Suddenly, drop, bridge, and switch for the roll over.

So now, you and your training partners can have a drill- One of you goes for the shoulder lock while the other one tries to roll out.

1 comment:

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