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Is Your Opponent Turtling on All Fours? Takes His Back and Arm
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When an opponent has balled up on all fours, you have but two options: either stick your hand in and grab the collar for a clock choke or stick in your hooks and take his back. Right? Not quite! You’ve still got some other alternatives. Today GRACIEMAG.com brings you a slick double finish direct from…

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Absolute Gold Medalist Léo Leite Teaches Tips to Winning from the Top
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With a good decade of IBJJF gold medal-collecting under his belt, last weekend Leonardo Leite put in a performance that was testament to his still having the vise-like grips that took him to the top in world Jiu-Jitsu and judo. The Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva black belt won the absolute and ultraheavyweight divisions at the 2012…

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Go from clock to bow-and-arrow choke with one of our GMAs
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Michel Porfirio Buiú is one of around 300 Jiu-Jitsu professors who make up the GMA, our network of associates endeavoring to close the distance between the best Jiu-Jitsu academies on the planet. In the following video, Buiú, the head of Carlson Gracie Miami, shows how to make use of the bow-and-arrow choke when the clock…

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BJJ professor teaches seminar in Paris and Kimura with clock choke
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Top brass at Brazil 021 team alongside Hannette Staack and André Negão, Carlos Henrique is teaching a Jiu-Jitsu seminar this Monday, July 16, at Pierre François Gymnasium in Joinville Le Point, Paris, France. Check out some of the black belt’s skills in the following video, where he teaches a Kimura lock, with a clock-choke follow-up…

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4 or 5 Jiu-Jitsu basics we learned from Demian Maia
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For the new MMA-fan universe, the only thing that mattered was whether Demian Maia would manage to win at UFC 148, where he made his welterweight debut against the game Dong Hyun Kim last weekend. He himself seemed to be acutely aware of that and felt likewise. “Barring the title fight with Anderson [in 2010],…

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Surprise from half-guard and finish with clock choke
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Last week GRACIEMAG.com unearthed the perfect half-guard position for getting you out of that nasty situation of having an opponent bear his weight down on you and try to grab you behind the neck. (Refresh your memory here.) Rogério Marshal, the black belt who produced the video, also elaborated a bit about the technique and…

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How do you defend the clock choke? MMA champion explains
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Andrezinho Nogueira (Fighter Sport/MG Jiu-Jitsu) put in a stellar performance this past May 4 in Rio de Janeiro. The Jiu-Jitsu black belt went through and won the Bitetti Combat Rocinha GP with authority. Reminiscent of the early days of the UFC, young Nogueira won three fights on the same night in capturing the under-70 kg…

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If the clock doesn’t work in BJJ, give it a spin
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There isn’t much that’s more common to see in Jiu-Jitsu than fighters turning on all fours as their guard is getting passed, to avoid getting stuck in side-control—and in championships, to not give up three points. Balled up on his knees, the opponent defends as best he can. In the following video, MG team black…

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Bored of the clock? Go with the reverse triangle
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A classic situation. Your opponent is on all fours and you’ve got his back targeted for a clock choke. Want to add something new to the menu? Well then, how’s about a reverse triangle, as taught by black belt Niko Han, the master at Synergy academy in Bali? And don’t forget, only practice under the…

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