To win double gold at the European Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship, held last weekend, Mahamed Aly had to beat some stiff competition. Some of these battles were won by submission, and one of them drew plenty of attention from the public present in the Rome, Italy venue. A flying armbar, similar to that used by Davi Ramos in a 2015 ADCC final, was how Aly finished one of his absolute matches.
“It was in the quarterfinals,” he tells Graciemag. “Soon before that, my opponent tried to submit me with a foot lock from the de la Riva guard. I attack his foot as well, forcing him to let the position go. Then he sat and stretched his arm; then I made the move and won.”
See, below, Aly’s aerial finish and get inspired to repeat it in today’s training session — as long as your teacher’s around, that is. Oss!