From the Scarf Hold

Some of the bars and locks in this chapter were touched on covered in Pins The Bedrock but because I cannot presume that the reader has read that volume I shall repeat them here also. If you did read that volume please accept my apologies for repeating (though of course they do stand repeating). If the opponent's right arm gets free from under your left arm you can use one of several bars and locks. 1) Bar it over your right leg. Push his right arm, at the elbow and palm up, across your right...

Finishing from Juji Gatame

Juji Gatame

In the sport of Judo where atemi is not allowed the art of finishing Juji Gatame has become quite a complex matter that is, when you take the arm bar and the opponent interlinks his hands to block the bar . In the world of real where atemi is the order of the day this is not such a complex matter, you simply give the opponent pain in another area so that he is forced, often subconsciously, to release his grip to defend that area. If I push my thumb in the opponent's eye he is going to have to...

From the Mount position Full Juji Gatame Arm bar

Joint Lock

In the same fashion as the other locks first grip the opponent's left arm with your right hand, sit through with your left leg and fall to your back, still gripping his arm, but now with both hands, his hand should be palm up. His outstretched arm will be between your legs and your feet across his face, as per illustration. Pull down on his arm it should be either palm up or little finger up for best effect and push up against his elbow joint with your hips, to snap the joint yank down sharply...

Leg sweep

Thighs Lock His Head

Force your right arm or left between the opponent's legs at your right hand side and sweep the opponent's legs over and past your head then move down into the side 4 1 4 pin. This is not an easy technique, but it is one that does work on some opponents. It can be used in conjunction with the others, ie. strike the opponent's inner thigh and as his guard breaks push your arm through and sweep his legs around to the side. If you are struggling to break the opponent's guard you can use the back...

Armpit shoulder bar

Again, if the opponent rolls onto his belly in a bid to escape hook his left arm under the elbow with your right arm and sit though into the reverse scarf hold position, only with your arms on the out side as opposed to around his neck. Sit on all your weight so that your left arm pit is across his left shoulder. As you sit your weight on his shoulder pull up with both hands on his outstretched arm, keep his palm downward. This can be taken to either side of the opponent.

Side 4 14 to mount arm bar

Juji Gatame Armbar

Sit through into the mount position, as you do so grab the opponent's left arm and sit straight through to the otherside by placing your right leg over his face and plant it next to the right side of his head. Keep control of his arm at all times. Lie onto your back and trap the opponent's head with your left leg, simultaneously wedge your right foot underneath his body at his left hand side. His arm will be between your legs, pull down on his arm and push up with your hips to complete the bar....

Half Boston crab

Knee Into His Groin

The same applies with the Half Boston Crab, only now you are using only one of the opponent legs either one will do . Grab the opponent's right leg with your left arm underneath the knee so that his foot is under your arm-pit, couple your left and right hand to secure the hold. Force him onto his belly, step over his back with your left leg, sit onto his back and pull back hard on his leg. Again be very careful in training otherwise there will be discs popping out all over the place, never fall...

Juji Gatame arm bar

Jointlocks

First come to the shortened version of the side 4 1 4 knees up , catch hold of his right arm with your right hand and place your left leg over his face, making sure that your leg goes underneath his right arm, and plant it next to the right side of his head. Keep control of his arm at all times. Lie onto your back and trap the opponent's head with your left leg, simultaneously wedge your right foot underneath his body at his left hand side. His arm will be between your legs, pull down on his...

Arm Bars and Joint Locks Straight sitting arm bar

Jiu Jitsu Jointlocks

From standing arm bar you can force the opponent over onto his back and into the straight sitting arm bar position, infact if you get the standing lock on this is probably the way he will want to go to try and escape the pain or onto his belly where the reverse arm bar will automatically be on anyway . Push your left foot against his face so that his head is forced backwards, simultaneously pull back on the opponent's arm, this will unsettle his balance and force him to fall to his back. His...