Ude Garami - Arm Entangling Arm Lock (Down)

Kansetsu Waza #1b
  Ude Garami, when applied properly is an arm lock applied at the elbow while the arm is bent. Ude Garami is one of the most versatile arm locks used as it can be applied from just about any position. By applying the arm lock correctly and causing Uke to tap twice, you can cause Uke to forfeit the match.  


  Begin by having Uke lie on the mat face up. Since this arm lock can be applied to the near and far side arms. We will cover the application of this joint lock to the near side arm here.
NEAR SIDE - Start by grabbing Uke’s right wrist and bending the arm so that it is at a 90 degree angle with the hand and forearm pointing down towards the feet. Grab Uke’s right wrist with your right hand. Reach under Uke’s triceps from the head side and place your left hand on top of your right. Both hands are used to stabilize and control Uke’s arm.
Uke’s arm should be placed in a 90 degree angle which should be maintained for the duration of the lock.
OPPOSITE SIDE - Reach across Uke’s body with your left arm and place Uke’s left arm into a similar position as previously described so that the elbow is at the same elevation as the shoulder and the hand is below it towards the belt. Grab Uke’s left wrist with your right hand. At this point, because of your position and balance, it is not uncommon to just lay across Uke’s chest for additional support and control. Reach your left hand under Uke’s triceps and grab your right wrist. You have created a rectangle with your arms and Uke’s left arm.


  To apply the arm lock, hold Uke’s wrist near but not pinned to the mat. The wrist will need to be moved to affect the lock so it should not rest on the mat in both the near and far side applications of this lock. Raise Uke’s triceps with your left arm so that the elbow is raised off of the mat. Begin to move Uke’s wrist under the elbow and in the direction of the Uke’s palm. The arm should maintain a 90 degree angle the entire time the lock is being applied. The hand movement is away from Uke’s body and then down towards Uke’s head.
If Uke begins to sit up, be mindful of how far you lift the triceps. Once the hand will pass under the elbow along the mat, don’t raise Uke’s shoulder any further but begin to slide Uke’s hand along the mat towards the head.
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