Kesa gatame

Kesa-Gatame (Scarf hold) is a side control hold of Kodakan Judo.  Many Judo and Aikido techniques (e.g. irimi nage and koshi nage) readily and naturally set up the application for this hold.

In addition to being an effective pin, Kesa-Gatame can be transitioned as the situation permits to either a choke or arm bar (see video below).


Applications and variations