Onikudaki from an Outside Arm Lock
Onikudaki, as taught from the Takamatsu-den tradition, is typically performed from an inside position on your opponent. In this lesson, we look at a variation of this popular Ninpo martial arts technique, that is performed from an outside position.
In Ninpo martial arts, Onikudaki is taught in both Ura and Omote fashion. The technique itself can be applied from a number of positions, including on the ground (Ne Waza), where it is commonly called the “Americana” in modern Jiu-jitsu.
In the Takamatsu-den arts of Japanese martial arts, a specialized hand position is used, which may look quite weak, but allows you to sinch the arm in a more snug fashion.