Wristlock and Shoulder Wrenches from Scarf Hold

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. Joe places Michael in the scarf hold.
  2. Keeping his left elbow tight to his body to trap Michael's wrist, Joe places his palm under Michael's elbow and lifts it upward to apply a shoulder wrench.
  *Close Up
  3. Continuing from the first technique, Joe feels Michael's hand escaping from underneath his arm.
  4. Trapping Michael's hand, Joe controls the back of Michael's elbow while leaning forward slightly to apply a wrist lock.
  5. If Michael manages to escape, Joe grips Michael's wrist to maintain control of the arm...
  6. ...Keeping the arm bent, Joe drives Michael's hand to the floor and hooks it with his right leg.
  7. Triangling his legs together, Joe shifts his hips backwards or lifts Michael's head to apply a shoulder wrench.

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