When someone attacks you from behind
When someone approaches you aggressively
When someone attacks you by surprise
When someone ambushes you and chokes you
GLOSSARY OF BJJ TERMS
A Kimura is a double joint armlock which applies painful pressure on the opponent’s shoulder, making it difficult to escape. Apply enough force and it may result in a broken arm or dislocated shoulder. A Kimura can be done from multiple positions.
The gi used in BJJ is the standard uniform that practitioners use in training and competition. It is typically composed of a heavy cotton jacket and reinforced trousers, with a cloth belt at the waist which indicates the rank of the practitioner (eg. white belt, blue belt, purple belt, brown belt, black belt).
No-gi is when the practitioners compete without wearing the gi, allowing for a faster pace. Instead of using the gi to apply leverage and control, having no gi allows one to focus more on underhooks and overhooks to dominate opponents.
The americana is a grappling keylock technique where both of the practitioner’s arms isolate and cause flexion to the shoulder or elbow of the opponent.
*This was first published in FHM Singapore and is reproduced with their permission.
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