Many Jiujiteiros think that transitioning from a “normal” Side Control to Kesa Gatame means to simply “throw” their arm around the opponent’s head. However, if you do this, the opponent will most likely get an underhook on you… Which is a big no-no.
Therefore, as Barnett emphasizes, you should first slide your forearm against the opponent’s arm. That way, you’ll negate them their underhook efforts; all the way up until you decide to make your next move.
While there, use your other arm to lift up their head from the mats even more.
Want to learn how to bring on the pain from Side Control? Then you’re going to love this painful setup in no-gi, as demonstrated by Josh Barnett.
Watch it on the video below and use it against your most hated training partners:
Legendary MMA Heavyweight Josh Barnett teaches his catch wrestling principles and concepts for the dynamic double wrist lock.
- The double wrist lock is a kimura variation, that you can supercharge with these catch-as-catch-can secrets that have been passed down to Josh – learn this new style of grappling excellence: see all the catch details for getting the lock, controlling the position, and using it to get the submission in this total technical approach.