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Applying Jiu-Jitsu Gi Submissions with Street Clothes

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Applying Jiu-Jitsu Gi Submissions with Street Clothes

Have you ever heard some No Gi only guys say “The Gi is unrealistic bro” ?

Well unless you’re always at the beach, the potential aggressors that you will face will be wearing clothes…

BJJ black belt Elie Knight shows that all BJJ submissions can be applied with street clothes. In this case a Peruvian necktie:

This is the first in a series I filmed with my good friends JD Caputo and Coty Kellison, looking at offensive use of the clothing for chokes in both a training environment and street environment. There is a lot of potential for this, and here is one of my favorites with the jacket, referred to as the Gerbi choke. It is so named after an Israeli Judoka who has hit this multiple times at the highest levels of competition. Please let me know what you think, like and share.

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Here we look at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu choke utilizing your opponent’s hood on their jacket, as demonstrated by Steve Austin out of Sion BJJ. This is a variation of a choke which is normally done by grabbing the lapel of the gi. A simple detail tweak allows you to manipulate your opponent’s shirt, to set up an extremely effective choke.