Edson Carvalho Jiu-Jitsu Techniue: Immobilizing Submission Hold

Immobilizing Submission Hold

Written & Photographed by Fred Ortiz

Edson Carvalho’s rich knowledge of Judo has allowed him to win countless tournaments including absolute titles in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His training methods and fighting style have allowed him to devise crushing immobilization techniques which can lead to submission. Here we explain how the fundamentals of Judo can be integrated into most grappling sports and Edson Carvalho’s belief that mental readiness in competition is just as important as physical readiness. Finally we will detail an effective immobilization technique that can lead to an impressive submission.

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BJJ Technique: Immobilizing Submission Hold

Due to the nature of ground fighting and the unrestricted time limit of
pining in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this hold down technique has evolved
into a submission. .This submission hold is attained after a throw or
guard pass and the opponent is placed in a side mount.

This hold, when applied correctly can work as a submission, plowing
down into the rib cage and lifting the back causing air movement to
collapse, minimizing oxygen intake to the lungs and in some cases also
blocking the wind pipe when pulling down on the head.


At this point your hip weight should be next to your opponent’s hips.
The right side of your ribs should also be pressing into the opponent’s
rib cage diagonally. Finally exhale as you pull the opponents back off
the ground.
The pressure must be constant as you turn and post with the left foot. The Right leg should be tight under the right arm pit.
This immobilizing positions technique proves once again how the grappling world is constantly evolving.

About Fred Ortiz (Article Written and Photographed by)

  • 1988-1991 Black Belt in Kyokushin-Kai Karate under
    Prof.Angel Coba (Ecuador)

  • 1991-1992 Purple Belt Washin-Ryu Karate under Master Hidy

  • 1993-1996 Opened Karate Club in Montclair State
    while studying
    under Sensei Aziz Kheder (Shotokan Karate) and Sabunim Jae-Hwa Kwon (Traditional
    Tae Kwon Do).

  • 1995 3rd Black Belt Forms NJ Open

  • 1996 3rd Black Belt Forms Garden

  • 2000-2001 Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor – Sil Jeon Do
    Academy, Master Chang

  • 2003 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mike Mrkulic

  • 2005 to Present – Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu &
    Green Belt in Judo under Sensei Edson Carvalho.



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