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Arlington Budoshin JuJitsu Dojo: Self Defense for the Rest of Us

Ago Makikomi

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Tori: Tori: Daniel Orkwis
Uke: Stephanie J. Owings

Ago Makikomi (page 50) uses the principle that a person’s body will automatically protect a joint from exceeding its normal range of motion, especially the neck. Working against a head-lock, the Tori “encourages” the Uki to turn their head outwards away from the Tori. This “encouragement” comes by either working against the Uki’s jaw or nose. (Pick one or the other, not both, which would put the Tori’s fingers right over — or in — the Tori’s mouth. Besides being unsanitary, the jaw muscles are strong enough to bite through the bones in a finger.) In this case, the Tori has brought his hand around from behind the Tori’s left shoulder and placed their finger under the Uki’s nose, then pushing up and out. The motion is circular and parallel to the ground (the arm motion looks like the motion for the breast stroke in swimming).

A number of submits are possible including strikes, chokes, or drop downs. However, some finish is needed because the Makikomi itself leaves the Tori in a vulnerable position. In this case, the Tori has finished with a Hiza Tatake to the face.Repeated strikes may be needed.

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