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Tau
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Juji Gatame

Iain teaches this as a standalone technique and also as part of Empi bunkai. We covered it this past weekend and I received an e-mail thanking me for my help in understanding this technique. So I thought to create a video for others to benefit from:

Iain Abernethy
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Tau wrote:
Iain teaches this as a standalone technique and also as part of Empi bunkai

To clarify, it is one of the “fighting techniques” we teach in my dojo, and it is possible to link it to Enpi / Wanshu bunkai … but I don’t actually formally teach it as Wanshu bunkai in my dojo. Part of the reason being that Wanshu is an optional kata for 3rd dans and above and hence we have no set drills for the kata because at that level people are expected to create such drills as proof they are ready to advance. We also want people to learn the technique long before 3rd dan :-) It’s taught in the kyu grades from both top and bottom and the primary source for all that comes from judo (a significant proportion of our senior grades have also studied judo).

All the best,

Iain

Dale Parker
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Specifically Ude-Hishigi-Juji-Gatame 腕挫十字固.  Because there are other Juji-Gatame that are not this technique.

Nice video.

Wastelander
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Juji-gatame is a great technique, when used appropriately! I learned it in judo, as well, and it's my highest-percentage submission in grappling--honestly, I need to go for it less often :P.

Tau
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There is a certain satisfaction to gaining a submission with Juji, isn't there? It's probably most people's favourite.

Dale Parker
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Evidently most people are not aware there is a counter to it.

mike23
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"a"? you mean "counters"

:-)

 

Tau
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And indeed counters to counters.

 

I emphasise that this was an introduction, intended for those not familiar with the lock. I could have gone into greater depth, greater technique refinement and more entries and from more diverse positions.

I'm finding that actually this lock is getting used less because the counters are so well known. That said, it's a great lock to study because the principles are of it are well transferred.

mike23
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I agree. when the opponent is still strong they can resist for quite a while.Also from the top position you have to leave the strong mount position to achieve the arm bar and if you don't succeed you are in a bad position.