First off, I must say that there are some techniques in Brazilian Ju Jitsu that have some very wild names. This is certainly one of them. In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Kamikaze Half Crush. The half crush capitalizes on the situation where your opponent might happen to be on their back and you happen to be in a dominant position relative to them.
Diving head first into the Half Crush.
With your opponent on their back, begin by flattening yourself out onto your opponent’s torso and acquiring your side control. This basic, rudimentary step ensures that you will have an effective control over your opponent from the very beginning. Doing so will have a large effect on neutralizing any attempts by your opponent to use their arms or knees against you at this time.
Then, roll to one side so your back is to your opponent’s face and the side of your body is now turned in such a way that it is acting as a check on your opponent’s upper body and arms. From this position, check your opponent’s knee with one hand. Doing so should not be difficult and, in fact, the position can be held indefinitely! With that same leg, fling it back towards you and catch it with your leg. At this time, your opponent’s arms and one of their legs should be blocked out.
Finally, roll yourself across their body, taking with you the leg that has just been locked up. This is the essence of the Kamikaze Half Crush. Keep both hands on that leg and compress it against your ankle and engage a downward motion to impart pressure on your opponent’s ankle joint.
Kamikazes can be an effective and unique way to get your opponent in a very unusual and powerful locking position. The move itself is at times an anomaly and not seen very often, but when it is it really is a cool sight.
Check out this cool tutorial for more information on this crush and lots more moves here:
Be safe and practice hard!