Scarf Hold to Knee Lock

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Michael establishes the "scarf hold" position on his opponent.
  2. The opponent pulls his elbow to the floor and "hips-out" to begin his escape. Sensing that he is about to lose his position, Michael places his foot against the inside of his opponent's right thigh...
  3. ...holds the leg with his left hand and adjusts his position to maintain close hip to hip contact.
  4. Michael then crosses his ankles, squeezes his knees together and controls his opponent's heel. To finalize, he arches to exert pressure against the knee joint.

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