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On the ninth Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to one of the most debilitating submissions in the jiu-jitsu arsenal, the footlock. Like other leg locks, the footlock is so dangerous that it is often frowned upon when used in training. This technique was first introduced in Lesson 42 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 curriculum, and then the counter is introduced immediately thereafter so you know exactly what to do if your foot gets caught in this "bear trap!"
On the eighth Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to one of the most debilitating submissions in the jiu-jitsu arsenal, the kneebar. The like other leg locks, the kneebar is so dangerous that it is often frowned upon when used in training. This technique is first introduced in Lesson 46 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 curriculum and then the counter is introduced immediately thereafter in Lesson 47, so you know what to do when you get caught. One of the most memorable uses of this technique was when Frank Mir used it to defeat the beast, Brock Lesnar at UFC 81. If you haven't seen the fight, check out the highlights below!$32.00 View Item
On the seventh Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to one of the most unique submissions in the jiu-jitsu arsenal, the Omoplata Shoulder Lock. The Omoplata is a great technique that can be used from the bottom of the fight to surprise even the largest opponent. The technique is covered in great detail in the Blue Belt Stripe 2 course on Gracie University, but one of the most memorable uses of this spectacular move was on December 31, 2004, when Royce Gracie used it to defeat the 6'8'' 516 lb sumo wrestler, Akebono, in Japan. If you haven't seen the fight, check it out below!$32.00 View Item
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On the sixth Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute one of the most devastating submissions in the jiu-jitsu arsenal, the Guillotine Choke. The Guillotine Choke was always one of Grand Master Helio's favorite techniques because of the fact that it could be used to choke an aggressive opponent from a standing position. Even though the Guillotine Choke is introduced to all beginner Gracie Jiu-jitsu students in Lesson 23 of the Gracie Combatives program, it remains one of the most commonly used techniques in high level MMA competition around the world. One of the most spectacular Guillotine Chokes in recent history was Renzo's "Flying Arm-in Guillotine" finish of Pat Militech, as featured in this great segment on "60 Minutes." Click below to watch.
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On the fifth Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to the first submission technique taught in the Gracie Academy curriculum, the Americana Armlock. Even though this shoulder lock is simple enough to be taught in Lesson 2 of the Gracie Combatives program, for it to be effectively applied against a high-level grappler, it must be practiced and perfected over several years. Whether you're a beginning student looking for a simple submission to add to your arsenal, or you're the UFC light-heavyweight champ, looking to retain your title against Vitor Belfort, the Americana Armlock is one submission you don't want to roll without!
On the fourth Submission Series t-shirt, we honor the most devastating submission of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the "Mata Leao" or Lion Killer, also known as the Rear Naked Choke. This technique has been used to win more Gracie challenge matches than all others combined. Although it had been used by the family for 65 years before the UFC was created, the Mata Leao became globally recognized. Royce used it to defeat Ken Shamrock in only 57 seconds in the semi-final match of UFC 1. Simply put, if you had to fight a lion, this technique would be your best bet.$32.00 View Item
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On the third Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to the Japanese champion, Masahiko Kimura. On October 23, 1951, Helio Gracie and Masahiko Kimura faced off at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This would be the first time that a world jiu-jitsu championship bout would be held outside of Japan. The fight was a submission only bout and was set for two ten-minute rounds. Kimura was so sure of immediate victory, he stated that Helio should be considered the winner if he could only avoid defeat for three minutes. When the fight began, the much heavier Kimura was able to throw Helio so many times that Helio later stated that he felt as though he were in a blender. The first 10 minutes passed and Kimura still wasn't able to submit Helio. Three minutes into the second round, Kimura was able to lock the reverse "ude-garami," the Japanese word for reverse "arm entanglement," on Helio, and fearing that Helio wouldn't tap out, Carlos Gracie, Helio's older brother, threw in the towel forfeiting the match to Kimura. Ever since that match, the reverse "ude-garami" has been called the "Kimura Armlock," out of respect for the Japanese champion.
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On the second Submission Series t-shirt, we pay tribute to Grand Master Helio Gracie's favorite technique, the Gi Choke. In 1951, the Grand Master shocked Brazil when he used a gi choke to defeat, Kato, rendering the top ranked Japanese Jiu-jitsu fighter unconscious in just six minutes. Forty-three years later, Royce Gracie shocked the world when he used a gi choke to defeat Minoki Ichihara and Remco Pardoel in UFC 2. With the SS2/10 t-shirt, not only do you get an incredible garment highlighting all the essential details of this powerful technique, but you also get instant access to a top secret 21-minute instructional video entitled "16 Street Chokes," in which Ryron and Rener teach you how to choke someone in a street fight regardless of what they are, or aren't, wearing!
Click here to see a sneak preview of the "16 Street Chokes" instructional video.
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The Submission Series is a special edition series of t-shirts designed to highlight the top 10 submissions in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Each t-shirt has an incredibly cool image of the featured submission as well as all the critical details for that particular technique (application, preventative measures, diagnosis, etc). Best of all, when you purchase each Submission Series t-shirt you get access to a Top Secret Technique video that can't be accessed, purchased, or viewed in any other way!
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