Jun 3, 2008

Shoulder Lock from Scarf Hold (Kesa Gatame)


Well, after a weekend of exciting fights, my blog wouldn't be itself without going back to covering technique. Today, it's the Shoulder Lock from the Scarf Hold, aka, Kesa Gatame.


http://www.youtube.com/v/tsBjOCw0bWw

I'm going to go ahead and admit it: I absolutely suck at maintaining or transitioning from the scarf hold. It's something about it. I always either end up letting my Judo years take over and end up just pinning down my opponent, or I decide to get creative try to work to mount in some goofy way and end up having my opponent escape, or worse, reverse on me.

The Shoulder Lock shown here by the Submissions101 crew is perfect for those who achieve scarf hold, but don't want to risk losing the position from attacking.

Steps:

-Tighten down the Scarf Hold by grabbing your own thigh.

-Push the trapped hand down using your free hand.

-Lift the near leg and feed that arm under it.

-Triangle your legs.

-With weight on your elbow, opponent, and far foot, you lift your hips up and slightly forward for the shoulder lock and the tap.

4 comments:

Ripley said...

Nice video and break down of the move. Thanks for sharing.

Truculent Dad said...

I am going to try this at the first opportunity..

Anonymous said...

IT WORKED THE FIRST TIME I TRIED IT.

My Opponent was like "WTF, mate?" XD

THANK YOU SUBMISSIONS101 AND THANK YOU PUNCHKICKCHOKE.

Punch Kick Choke said...

Well, I'm glad it worked :)

Yeah, it was kind of satisfying when I first locked one down myself. Maybe not all CAPS lock excited, but excited nevertheless.