The Americana, also known as the key-lock in wrestling, and ude garami in Judo is a shoulder lock in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that applies pressure on the shoulder of the opponent by bending the arm at a 90-degree angle. Today, we will talk about the Americana and other submissions that you may transition to by doing it.
If you’re a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you’re supposed to learn the most basic of submissions from the most basic of positions. And one of the most basic submissions is the Americana from Mount.
Andre Galvao demonstrates how to set it up:
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