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The Russian Shoulder Slam

This is another wrestling technique that is used often from the Russian 2-1 tie up. One of my team mates, Victor Raphael, used to smash a lot of shoulders back in high school with this move, even dislocated an opponent’s shoulder! So be cautious when using this move. I take it easy when demonstrating this, […]

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The Standing Reverse Kimura Throw

I learned this throw back from my wrestling days in high school under coach Tirso Valls. We used to set this up from a Russian 2-1 tie up, but it can also be combined with the standing arm lock for a sneaky combination. You do not need to be a good thrower to execute this […]

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Channel your inner Steven Seagal for this Wrist Lock

Warning: If you think wrist locks are cheap, this technique is NOT for you. I have no qualms about doing a wrist lock. I like using any weapon at my disposal, and wrist locks can be a great way of finishing an opponent who is distracted or unaware. This next technique is continuing off my […]

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Are Standing Submissions A Myth?

If this was an episode of MythBusters, I would say CONFIRMED. Yes, it is possible to do all sorts of standing arm, shoulder, and wrist locks that can be finished without hitting the mats. You will be surprised how simple they are, and how quickly you can get people to tap in a panic! However, […]

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I do NOT like the Rolling Kimura

In fact, I think it is bad technique. That is why I never taught it in my Kimura Trap System. Instead, I favor the Diving Kimura. It sounds similar, because it is. The main difference is that we are aiming for side control and using our hips to smash our opponents chest or face. Whereas […]

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The Merkle

You are not the only one that studies techniques online. ­čÖé I too spend┬átime online looking at techniques from all sorts of people. I believe it is important to keep yourself up to date with all the latest happenings, and see where improvements and innovations can be made. I had recently demonstrated a rolling knee […]

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How to get a good training session by yourself

I apologize for the framing of this video, as I originally was filming this just for myself and didn’t think too carefully about camera placement. But it still does a great job of conveying the message I wanted to get out. I have people who message me all the time asking me for help on […]

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Discovery of the Reverse Kimura Trap

Continuing from my last post, let me give you a real world example of how discovery can take place – using the Reverse Kimura Trap. I have known about using the Reverse Kimura from guard to a Flower sweep for over a decade. I had used it from time to time, but never thought about […]

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The key to discovering new techniques

There are two ways you can make a discovery: by logical deduction, or by chance. Think of an explorer. He may have spent years researching a particular civilization and figured out that a certain artifact would be in a particular region. He then travels there and finds it based on his calculations. Now think of […]

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