Juji gatame remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock.
Juji gatame was not widely popular until the 1960s, when the sambo grapplers of the former Soviet Union began their innovations with Japanese armlocks and groundfighting. With great success, they took their opponents to the mat, submitting them with never-before-seen applications of juji gatame techniques.
This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary applications
Spinning juji gatame
Back roll juji gatame
Head roll juji gatame
Hip roll juji gatame
Steve Scott carefully breaks down the basics, analyzes the structure, and offers hundreds of variations so you can successfully win with juji gatame, even under stress.
A logical and systematic teaching method—for easy learning
A functional perspective showing hundreds of variations—your options
Juji gatame unbiased—inviting all grappling styles
Thousands of photographs—in action