(Open guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Here I have my opponent in my open guard and he has made the mistake of overextending himself.

I pivot to the side and place my left leg high across his back, at the same time I grip his belt to prevent him from escaping.
I pivot further so that I am facing the same direction as my opponent, then I use my right hand to push his head out of the way and pass my leg over his shoulder.
Once I have passed my leg I kick it down to the floor.
Next I sit both legs out to the right and sit up towards my opponents head to lock his shoulder.

If he does not tap then I reach my left hand under his armpit, clasp my hands and bring his elbow together. This move is known as a crucifix. (Exercise caution as it can be very painful.)
Another submission option is the wristlock. All you do is press down on his trapped wrist, in this case the right wrist.

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