Armbar and Choke from Scarf Hold

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

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  1. As Joe forces Michael's arm downward, Mike is able to straighten it to avoid the shoulder wrench.
  2. Joe assists Michael in straightening his arm and steps over it with his left leg.
  3. Applying downward pressure with the inside of his left leg, Joe leans his body weight forward to control Michael's right shoulder and applies a straight arm bar.
  4. As a follow-up Joe applies a choke by reaching under Michael's chin and grabbing his right bicep with his left hand.
  5. ...while gripping Michael's gi with his right hand, Joe leans his weight forward to finalize the choke.

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