I realized while writing this blog post, that most newer BJJ practitioners haver never heard of Suzanne Somers. Well, to me I first heard of her way back in the 80s when she played Jack Tripper's brainless, blonde roommate in the provocatively popular 80's sitcom, Three's Company.
We've all been there, as a white belt being caught under kesa gatame or the scarf hold. It's miserable! Your chest is compressed, your legs feel absolutely useless and if your opponent shows you any mercy, he's not adding any extra pressure. Even as an advanced practitioner, getting free from this position can be tough if your grappling against a more skilled opponent or someone with a little Judo Experience.