Hadaka Jime - Naked Choke (Arm - Type)

Shime Waza #4a
  Hadaka Jime, when applied properly is a blood choke which works by stopping the blood flow to and from the brain. This can cause the loss of consciousness in as fast as 3 seconds while allowing Uke to breathe normally through the entire process. Most often, this choke is demonstrated as a “wind” choke against the wind-pipe and this is the most frequent application in tournaments.  


  Begin by having Uke kneel on one knee facing away from you. We will cover the Hand type first followed by the Arm type of Hadaka Jime.

Kneel behind Uke and begin by placing your left arm on Uke’s left shoulder with your elbow just forward of Uke’s shoulder. Bring your right arm around in front of Uke and place your hand, palm down, on your bicep. Curl your left arm towards your left shoulder and then place your left hand, palm facing yourself, against the back of Uke’s head. Now flex your right bicep while simultaneously pressing Uke’s head forward with the back of your left hand.



  The bicep and forearm of your right arm are used to cut off the blood flow leading to the brain. Uke should be able to continue normal breathing while the choke is applied and should only experience pressure around the neck. This is commonly referred to as the “sleeper hold”.  


  To defend against Hadaka Jime Arm Type, place your tongue against the roof of your mouth and press strongly. This helps to strengthen the neck. Next turn your head towards Uke's bicep where the bend in the elbow is and lower your chin.  Reach up and grab the sleeve of Uke's choking arm.  Pull the arm down and this will create space between your neck and the choke.

Option A:
While reaching up with your hands (based on Uke choking with the right arm), continue to reach up until your right hand can grab inside of Uke's right lapel.  Now, with both hands, pull down strongly creating space to breathe and regain your composure.

Option B:
While reaching up with your hands (based on Uke choking with the right arm), grab high up on Uke's sleeve with your right hand and near the elbow with your left.  Quickly jerk Uke's arm down creating space.  Now tuck your chin strongly and drive Uke's arm up and over your face exiting the choke.

Option C:
Tuck your chin and press it against Uke's forearm trying to create space.   At the same time, reach across your body and pull down on Uke's sleeve.  Now that you have created space, slide your opened right hand up between your neck and Uke's right (choking) arm.  Grab the arm and lock your wrist to allow air and blood flow to continue.
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