Americana Standard

We've done the Neck Hug version of the Americana or Figure 4 or American Key Lock submission.

Now we're doing it from the Mount, where we are postured upright. We are wanting to control the situation, so we set up the lock with striking their face. They will invariably bring their arms up to protect themselves, and that's when we take their arm and lock it up. 

We pin the arm to the ground, and then go through the steps.
Don't forget to put the leg hook in, otherwise they could roll you off.

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