Rear Naked Choke

Rear Naked Choke

For this third article about BJJ techniques we will talk about a very common choke, Rear Naked Choke, also called Hadaka Jime or Mata Leão (lion killer). Used in BJJ, Judo, very useful in MMA and No-gi, this choke can be executed without a gi. The reason it is so much... read more
Kimura

Kimura

Today we will talk about another historic submission: Ude-garami, precisely Gyaku ude-garami. It also known under the names of Kimura, double wristlock, chickenwing… which consists in bending the arm in different ways. Let’s then have a look through our lens to the... read more
Straight Foot Lock

Straight Foot Lock

For this week’s article, let’s go to have a closer look down on our body for a leg attack: straight foot lock. I often witness people attempting it in class, but not often properly. It can be very dangerous as well if executed badly. I suffered myself of a broken ACL... read more
The anatomy of an Armbar.

The anatomy of an Armbar.

Introduction The Armbar is one of the most used submission in BJJ. It is also one of the first techniques taught to beginners. All of us know the technique, but do we really understand the mechanism behind it? Commonly called ‘juji gatame’, meaning ‘cross armlock’. It... read more