How to Do an Americana from Scarf Hold MMA Submission

Learn how to do an Americana from scarf hold MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

American from Scarf. All right. Go in this position, called Scarf hold or in Japanese. Right. Here I have my hand underneath his arm. Now again Chad is going to make that mistake of pushing my head. That’s not a good thing to do. But he pushes my head. I go back a little. See, I allow him to push me just a little bit. I grab his hand, and I drive. Let’s break that down. Okay One more time. He pushes my head. I go back. I grab. As I go, I move my leg over and establish again my grip here. Figure four, not using our thumbs. Accordion, motorcycle. One more time. That’s Americana from Scarf.