This armlock works as follows: Your opponent is on his back. From
his right side, you have your left leg curled around his neck and your right leg
tucked in close at his side. Your opponent's right arm is stretched
between your knees. Both of your hands hold him by the wrist, turned so
that his palm is facing up. You pull downward and a little to the right
(to get clearance) while raising your hips. Slowly increase the
pressure until your opponent taps out.
Several key points seem to affect how well this lock works:
- Keep your body at right angles to your opponent's body.
- Keep yourself tucked in tight to his body. The more his elbow
extends past your hips, the more leverage you have and the less force you
need to get him to submit.
- Squeeze your knees together. That minimizes his room to maneuver and
wriggle out of the lock.
- In training, randori, and contests, make sure you apply pressure
slowly. You don't want to injure your opponent unnecessarily.
The situation may be different in self-defense. There, you may need to
render your opponent incapable of continuing the fight since you can't count
on him to abide by a submission after you release him.
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