Kesa Gatame | Scarf Hold
Kesa Gatame or Scarf Hold. An effective pin-down with submission opportunities.
Kesa Gatame is one of the basic pin-downs required for 8th Kyu (Yellow Belt) and a foundation technique for groundwork. Unlike Judo, in Ju Jitsu we keep the rear leg posted upright in order to maintain maximum movement potential. If done effectively, it can be used to control a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent.