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Mat Techniques

Kesa Gatame Roll Back

Roll Back and Over Head compliment the Roll Over. If Uke moves away from Nage the Roll Back and Over Head tend to be easier, if Uke moves toward Nage the Roll Over tends to be easier.

These are practiced without using pressure points. Uke should move because of Nage's technique and not because of pain. If Nage can get to Uke's face Nage has many options to cause pain or serious injury.

Example 1, Kesa Gatame Shoulder Pull Back.

Movie of Kesa Gatame shoulder pull back.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Bridge

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start in Kesa Gatame.
  2. Fig. 2 shows Nage bridging to break Uke's balance.

    Fig. 3 Scoot Away Fig. 4 Roll Back

  3. In Fig. 3 Nage is scooting to the right away from Uke to create a hole for Uke to fall into as Nage pulls back on Uke's shoulder.
  4. Fig. 4 shows Uke rolling back as Nage continues to move to the right and pull Uke back.

    Fig. 5 Side Mount

  5. In Fig. 5 Nage's right leg has passed under Nage's body to put Nage in a side mount position attacking Uke.

Example 2, Kesa Gatame Face Push Back.

Movie of Kesa Gatame Face Push Back.

Fig. 6 Start Fig. 7 Bridge

  1. Fig. 6 shows the start in Kesa Gatame.
  2. In Fig. 7 Nage has walked around so that the bridge will push Uke in the direction of Uke's weakest balance. This puts Uke off balance.

    Fig. 8 Push Back Fig. 9 Turn Over

  3. In Fig. 8 Nage shifts and pushes Uke in the opposite direction as Uke tries to regain balance.
  4. In Fig. 9 Nage has turned over so that Nage can effectively continue to attack Uke.

Example 3, Kesa Gatame Leg On Face.

Movie of Kesa Gatame Leg On Face.

Fig. 10 Start Fig. 11 Catch Head

  1. Fig. 10 shows the start of Kesa Gatame.
  2. In Fig. 11 Nage has walked away from Uke to find Uke's weak balance point. Then Nage has pushed Uke's head back far enough for Nage to catch Uke's head.

    Fig. 12 Push Head Back Fig. 13 Turn Over

  3. In Fig. 12 Nage's leg pushes Uke's head back and down.
  4. In Fig. 13 Nage has turned over into a very strong position controlling Uke's head.

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