Hon Kesa Gatame

As with many things in Judo, this is a lot more complicated than it first seems.

In the basic hold, you are at your opponent's right side and have their right arm trapped with your left arm.  Your right arm is wrapped around their neck.  Your weight is leaning on his upper chest and your hips are in close to their side.  One of the complexities is how much of your weight should be on your opponent and how much to their side.  For stability, your right (bottom) leg is forward and your left (top) leg is back.

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