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Kesa Gatame Pull Free

Movie of Kesa Gatame Pull Free.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Bridge

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start of Kesa Gatame.
  2. Fig. 2 shows Nage bridging up to break Uke's balance so that Uke will release Nage's right arm to try to catch himself. If Uke is not securely holding Nage's arm the bridge is not necessary.

    Fig. 3 Pull Free Fig. 4 Roll Up

  3. Fig. 3 shows Nage turning onto Nage's stomach as Nage's right arm pulls free.
  4. In Fig. 4 Nage has come up to Nage's knees to continue the attack.

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Last Update 12/8/2008