BJJ Scarf Hold aka Kesa Gatame Submission Essentials For Grapplers

I will never ever forget my first Judo training session, Nor the first few weeks of training, for that matter. A huge reason for that is just one single, painful and annoying position. My nightmares are due to the fact I was on the receiving end of it. Later on, of course, knowing how powerful it can be, I became quite proficient at it. So normally, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu entered the frame, I thought I had a secret weapon. It turns out the position doesn’t really do well unless you go for a few simple, yet crucial modification. In Judo, the position is called Kesa Gatame. the subject of today’s article, though, is the BJJ scarf hold. There are plenty of old-school grappling techniques that somehow found their way into BJJ. Especially when BJJ was on the rise, before a unified rule set and all that, … Continue reading BJJ Scarf Hold aka Kesa Gatame Submission Essentials For Grapplers