A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBy Craig Wallace

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.This information is reproduced on BJJ.Org with the express permission of Craig Wallace.

1 If your opponent extends his right arm while you are in the mount, …

2 Use your left hand to push his right elbow across your chest. Keep the tip of his elbow in the center of your chest and hold it down by applying your body weight to it.

3 Keeping your body weight on his right elbow, slide your left arm under his head and secure his right wrist with your left hand.

4 With his arm held in place across his own neck, put the palm of your right hand on his right elbow. Once you achieve this position it will be easy to turn him onto his left side by pulling with your left hand and pushing with your right.

5 Now that he’s laying on his left side reach down with your right hand and hook his left elbow while still maintaining the grip with your left. Then hug yourself to him and roll backwards from your left shoulder blade to your right pulling him with your arms.

6 As you roll back maintain control of his upper body and swing your left leg around his waist placing your foot hook as shown.

7 While maintaining the grip with your left hand, slide your right hand down from his left elbow to his left wrist. Then, push his left arm down and to his left which will open a hole large enough to place your foot in as shown.

8 Push your left foot all the way to the floor. You will notice that his left arm is beginning to straighten.

9 Once his left arm is pinned to the ground by your left leg, hook his right arm with your right arm and release your left hand grip. Then hug his arm tight and lay backwards, positioning your body perpendicular to his and straightening his arm.

10 Place your right foot on his right hip and lift your lower back off of the ground. All your weight should be on your right foot and your left shoulder.

11 Shift your hips away to position you so you’re laying on your left side. As you make this transition, throw your leg over his head with the back of your right knee on the crown of his head.

12 To finish simply move your left leg backwards in a scissor motion to force his head to roll forward towards his own hips.

This crucifix with the legs is a kind of neck break, tearing the trapezius muscles in the upper back and neck.

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