The beautiful thing about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that there is so many ways you can go about ending a match with a submission. There are so many options that it can make your head spin just thinking about it! Armbars, guillotine, kimura, heel hook, omoplata, rear naked choke, toe hold…well, you get the point; there’s a lot!
That’s why when I see something that looks difficult—and pretty cool—I HAVE to learn it ASAP! Luckily enough, I was searching through YouTube and found an awesome technique from the good folks over at Submissions101.
In this particular setup, they breakdown a pretty slick electric chair sweep transition into a submission. The degree of difficulty is ramped up a little bit for this move, but it isn’t impossible to pull off. In fact, once you break down the subtle steps, it can be a nice new addition to anyone’s arsenal of submissions!
When it comes to live grappling, we know all too well that anything can happen if you aren't careful. While you can defend yourself most of the time, there are specific moments in which you become very vulnerable to attack.
For instance, I can defend my legs and arms with rather ease; however, it’s a different story when discussing your back. Back takes can happen in the blink of an eye and can be match-ending depending on the level of grappler in which you are facing.
Sometimes we may not be able to defend the transition, for instance, a berimbolo. However, there are ways you can go about defending yourself once your opponent has latched on to your back and is looking for the finish. Luckily, Raphael Chaves and Macrus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida have a fantastic video breaking down how to intelligently—and calmly—defend yourself from back mount.