Ude Hishigi Te Gatame - Arm Crushing Hand Arm Lock

Kansetsu Waza #9
  Te Gatame, when applied properly is a joint lock against the elbow while the arm is straight. Uke can be lying on the mat or standing when this lock is applied. By applying the arm lock correctly and causing Uke to tap twice, you can cause Uke to forfeit the match.  


  Begin by standing in front of Uke and taking a normal grip.  With Uke’s right hand at your collar grabbing your lapel, release your right hand grip and seize Uke’s wrist to trap it.  Break Uke's grip so that you are now holding his right wrist in your right hand.   Release your grip of Uke’s right sleeve and place it on Uke’s right elbow, rolling the arm inward so that the elbow only flexes downward and the pinky finger is towards the ceiling and the thumb is on your shoulder.  At this point, only your hands are in contact with Uke and only Uke's right arm is being touched.  


  To apply the arm lock, press down on Uke’s right elbow with your left hand and lift with your right hand. Apply the joint lock while moving away from Uke so that Uke's arm is kept straight and the chances for escape are minimized. If Uke decides to go to the mat, then lower your hands to the mat to help.  
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