Mind Blown Module 9 Scarf Hold – Gracie Kentucky Q & A

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  1. Mohamad H November 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I seem to have problems with smaller & skinnier people. The seem comfortable in the scarfold. I can keep them there but it seems like they are unaffected by the pressure.

  2. David L November 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Hi Henry, I have longer legs and seem to have a little trouble turning the knee to add pressure. My inner thigh or legs seems to strain a little bit and was curious if you had any tips to turn the knee. I’m not sure if I am accidentally preventing my knee from turning with my hand on the inner thigh. Thanks!

  3. Bobby H November 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Henry, I have been using this position to great effect ever since your sub & surf module and this module has took it to another level, I don’t have any problems controlling and submitting from here I’d just like more options to get to the position! You showed a transition from head and arm control where you cartwheel to the other side could you talk a little about the weight placement as I haven’t had much luck with that one, thanks Henry.

  4. Hugh N November 24, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong but I roll with a guy who is very good and fast at grabbing me around the waist as soon as I put him in the scarf hold and reversing to top control. I don’t even have time to relax like you tell us to. Is there something that can be done in this situation. My opponent is hevier than me by 20 lbs he is higher ranked also. Perhaps this is the reason I can’t hold the position.

  5. Eric S November 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hi Henry, During the transition into scarf hold, my opponent sometimes manages to get his elbow to the ground and turn to his side. Do you have any advice on how to regain control of the elbow or at least prevent him from escaping out to my back? Thanks for your help!

  6. Richard A November 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I generally struggle to transfer my weight onto the opponent from cross side positions. What are your keys to effective transfer of weight when in a cross side position – I assume they would be the same in any variation of cross Side (e.g. scarf hold), but maybe not??

  7. Keegan Y November 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Henry,

    Can you go over exactly how you transition from the “forearm frame” control into wrist control for the Americana with the legs from Scarf Hold so that you keep the Wrist pushed down (so you can hook it with your leg)? And also, any tips for hooking the leg over the wrist for when the opponent is resisting you pushing their wrist down into position? I sometimes have issues with what seems like the flexibility needed to hook the wrist against really strong people.

    Thanks as always for the awesome instruction and these amazingly helpful Q&A’s!

  8. Clint S November 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Henry. My question relates to module 8 (turning the knee and lifting the head to create pressure). I’ve managed to effect the ‘soul stealer’ sub from here a few times, but my results are inconsistent. Could you please describe and show the connection points of your body on theirs? I.e which part of your ribs + which part of their chest. Are you on or above their diaphragm? Also, are you doing any incremental adjustments relative to their breathing? I.e ratcheting up the knee when they breath out?
    Many thanks. I learned a lot in this module. It been one of my biggest game changers.
    Clint (Australia)

  9. Francisco J November 26, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Hi Henry. Sometimes I have problems to get back to side control position after all my attacks from scarf hold have failed. Do you have a trasition back to side control (or mount)?

  10. Corey M November 26, 2017 at 8:06 am

    A little late trying the scarf hold but better late than never. My problem although I got multiple submissions. I did not feel relaxed especially on bigger and higher belts I felt like I was using a lot of arm (bicep) strength .

  11. James B November 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Any ideas on when they keep their head glued to the mat?

  12. Jeff W November 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Henry is the weight distribution basically the same in scarfhold when you have a undercook? When you have an underhook it looked like you were resting slightly higher up on their body? Is the pressure similar? Thanks! Jeff

  13. Ben L January 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I am 5;9, my training partner is 6;3;. He constantly hooks my knee and does the standard Gracie headlock escape. How to I cope with his long legs? Thanks.

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