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The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock

by Steve Scott

Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock.

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Paperback: 426 pages
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ISBN: 9781594396472
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Juji gatame remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock.

Juji gatame was not widely popular until the 1960s, when the sambo grapplers of the former Soviet Union began their innovations with Japanese armlocks and groundfighting. With great success, they took their opponents to the mat, submitting them with never-before-seen applications of juji gatame techniques.

This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application. 

  • Spinning juji gatame
  • Back roll juji gatame
  • Head roll juji gatame
  • Hip roll juji gatame

Steve Scott carefully breaks down the basics, analyzes the structure, and offers hundreds of variations so you can successfully win with juji gatame, even under stress.

  • A logical and systematic teaching method—for easy learning
  • A functional perspective showing hundreds of variations—your options
  • Juji gatame unbiased—inviting all grappling styles
  • Thousands of photographs—in action 

Reviews

“This book is great. If it weren’t for the armlocks shown in this book, I’d still be working the graveyard shift as a night clerk in my local gym. This book goes into a lot of detail about the cross-body armlock. I recommend it!”

—Ronda Rousey

World MMA champion

Olympic bronze medalist

World Judo Championships silver medalist

World under-21 judo champion

Pan American Games and US National judo champion

 

“Steve is one of the foremost authorities on juji gatame in the world. This book reflects Steve’s pragmatic and realistic approach to teaching. Whether you are a world-class fighter or a novice in any fighting sport or martial art, you will benefit by studying this book.”

—John Saylor

Director, Shingitai Jujitsu Association

Past coach, US Olympic Training Center judo team

Coach of national and international champions in judo, sambo, sport jujitsu, submission grappling, and professional MMA

US national heavyweight judo champion

 

“Juji gatame is one of the most effective submission techniques ever invented, and Steve’s book truly is an encyclopedia on this armlock. This book represents years of training, research, and coaching at the world-class level.”

—Becky Scott

World and Pan American Games sambo champion

US Olympic festival champion

US national champion in judo and sambo

 

“If you stretched an opponent’s arm, they never forget you were the one who made them tap out. Juji Gatame Encyclopediais a wealth of information on winning with juji gatame.”

—AnnMaria DeMars, PhD

World and Pan American Games judo champion

US national judo champion

US Olympic festival champion

 

“Perhaps the quintessential submission hold that crosses boundaries between judo, sambo, jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, and the myriad of other grappling styles practiced today is the armbar, or juji gatame, as it is known in judo. Regardless of the diverse opportunities that exist today for competitive grapplers, they all allow for armbars. Inasmuch, the armbar is without a doubt a universal joint lock that all grapplers must refine. As many competitive venues as there are for armbars, there are equally astounding numbers of juji gatame attack variations. Steve Scott has achieved no small feat with the Juji Gatame Encyclopedia. Anyone interested in advancing his or her armbar game must have this book in their collection.”

—Stephen Koepfer

Head coach, New York Combat Sambo

Founder, American Sambo Association

 

“As a long-time martial artist, I was thrilled to read Steve Scott’s Juji Gatame Encyclopedia. Scott is a master grappler, and it shows in the more than 400 pages of his excellent book on the world’s most popular and functional armlock—juji gatame. This well-written and photo-rich book covers an amazing amount of information on this armlock, including numerous examples of the four basic entries, many details about how to trap and lever the arm to straighten it for the armlock, various techniques to escape from juji gatame, and much more. I particularly liked how he goes into great detail with his insightful captions for the many technical photos. His book is an invaluable lifelong reference for juji gatame, for both combat sports and self-defense.

“Steve Scott’s book is highly recommended!”

—Andrew Zerling, martial arts veteran

Multi-award winning author, Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns, and Tactics

 

“Steve Scott’s knowledge of juji gatame really can, and does, fill an encyclopedia! TheJuji Gatame Encyclopediais the preeminent work on the straight armlock. It is an all encompassing and concise examination of juji gatame. Whether you are a judoka, a jiu-jitsu practitioner, or a sambist, this book will enhance your game.”

—Gregg Humphreys

Judo, sambo, and Shingitai coach, Dynamo Combat Club

International sambo coach

Coach of many national and international sambo champions

 

“Steve’s book is terrific! His real-world knowledge of how to stretch an arm in juji gatame makes this book worth buying and reading.”

—Jan Trussell

World and Pan American Games sambo champion

US national champion in judo and sambo

US Olympic festival champion

 

“I can’t count the number of times I’ve told my students that there are many variations of the locks I teach, and even more entries to get to the locks. Steve Scott doesn’t just say this; he illustrates it with the Juji Gatame Encyclopedia. This incredible tome focuses on one topic and one topic only: the cross-body armlock, or juji gatame in Japanese.

 

“Steve Scott sets out to show how the cross-body armlock is multifaceted in its applications and how this versatile and functional technique has many applications beyond what most people practice. He definitely achieved his goal, as this comprehensive text is the most exhaustive study available of this popular technique. If you want to go beyond learning how to execute juji gatame and truly understand and master this formable technique, study this encyclopedia and practice all the setups, entries, rolls, turns, and applications, including the subtle differences you will find among some of those variations. Do this, and this guide will truly help you master this technique.”

—Alain Burrese, JD, fifth dan Hapkido

Former army sniper

Author, Survive a ShootingHard-Won Wisdom from the School of Hard KnocksHow to Protect Yourself by Developing a Fighter’s Mindset, and other books

Author of DVDs Hapkido HoshinsulLock On Joint Locking Essentials,Vols. 1–5Restraint, Control & Come-A-Long Techniques,Vols. 1–2Streetfighting Essentials, and other DVDs

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