Crucifix choke

Crucifix position

For a technique known as crucifix armlock, see Juji-gatame.

The crucifix position (usually referred to simply as the crucifix) is a ground grappling position that involves being perpendicularly behind the opponent chest against back, and controlling the opponents arms. One of the opponents arms is controlled using the legs, and the other using the arms, hence effectively putting the opponent in a position resembling a crucifix. This position allows for elbow strikes to the head, or if the opponent is wearing a gi, it allows for a collar strangle called the crucifix choke (in budo known as jigoku jime, 地獄絞, "hell strangle"). It is also possible to have the crucifix position in such a way that a crucifix neck crank can be applied.

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