Basic Jiu Jitsu Curriculum – Lesson 2c – The Amerikana Lock Neck Hug Variation

Amerikana Neck Hug Variation

  1. 1
    This version is used to control a more powerful opponent
  2. 2
    Grab his wrist and feed it to your hand under his head
  3. 3
    Lock the Amerikana
  4. 4
    Pop the arm off the head and lock
  5. 5
    Let go of the lock but keep a hold of the wrist with your arm for a nice punching position.

The great thing about submissions is that they allow you to CONTROL THE DAMAGE.

With submissions you can inflict just the appropriate amount of damage you need. You can apply just a little pressure and negotiate, or you can go all the way and break his shoulder.

With the Amerikana, make sure to have good leg work or a bigger opponent will just bench press you off. If you feel like you are going to fall off, let go and use your hands to help maintain the mount.