Shoulder Wrench & Reverse Triangle from Modified 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. Michael places his opponent in the modified scarf hold. Grabbing his right wrist, Michael forces his opponent's arm down toward his leg.
  2. Michael securely traps his opponent's right wrist in the crook of his right knee.
  3. Triangling his legs together, Michael can finalize by shifting his hips and leg back.
  4. If the opponent is able to prevent or escape the upward shoulder wrench, Michael guides his arm downward...
  5. ...throws his left leg over his opponent's head...
  6. ...and completes a reverse triangle.

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