Make Enemies With This Vicious Ezekiel Choke From Kesa Gatame

Make Enemies With This Vicious Ezekiel Choke From Kesa Gatame

Kesa-Gatame aka scarf hold is one of the seven mat holds, Osaekomi-waza, of Kodokan Judo. In grappling terms, it is categorized as a side control hold.

Kesa-Gatame occurs naturally with many Judo throws where tori wraps an arm around uke’s waist, if tori follows the throw to the ground.

May people think that they can escape the kesa Gatame pin and take the opponnent’s back. They can IF the opponnet doesn’t know how to pin properly with Kesa Gatame…. When applied correctly it is extremely difficult to escape.

There are also lots of submissions from there such as:

Armbar with the legs
Waki Gatame Arm Bar
Calf and Forearm Choke
Sankaku Jime (reverse triangle choke).

The Ezekiel Choke is one of the most vicious submissions out there… But it becomes even more vicious when you set it up from a position such as the Kesa Gatame.
Here’s how to execute the Ezekiel Choke from this, for your training partners already difficult, position. Erik Paulson demonstrates on the video below:

Use Erik Paulson’s systematic approach to combination takedowns that ensure you are on top once the battle hits the floor.

  • Dominate with tie-ups that keep your opponent off balance and unready to defend your offensive onslaught – once the fight hits the floor take control with crippling Catch Wrestling combos!