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Japanese legend Shinya Aoki is the former ONE Lightweight World Champion and one of the most highly-skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world. So when he shows you how to execute a submission, you better be listening.
Nicknamed “Tobikan Judan” which in Japanese loosely translates to “The Grandmaster of Flying Submissions”, Aoki is a well-known figure in the martial arts world who is recognized for his technical grappling skill. He is a multiple-time grappling world champion, and is widely-considered one of the most talented grapplers in all of MMA.
One of Aoki’s signature moves is the flying submission. In this video, Aoki demonstrates how to properly execute a flying triangle. Of course, only try this if you know what you’re doing. Do not try this at home.
Shinya Aoki is one of the best pure grapplers in MMA history
To close the distance and control your opponent, overhook his left arm and control his right wrist as you push it down. By pushing the wrist down, you’re creating space for your triangle.
Step your left foot forward to help you hook your right leg around your opponent’s waist. Then use your left foot to push off and jump into your triangle.
With your left leg going around your opponent’s neck and just like executing a normal triangle, you should never forget to hold your opponent’s head down as you jump and close your triangle. Because of the momentum from executing the triangle, your opponent will most likely be forced to drop down on his knees.
Fix your triangle and circle your arm behind your leg and the space around your opponent’s head. Squeeze your palms and your legs sidewards and downwards to add pressure. This completes the submission.
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