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Americana Lock
Americana lock

The Americana lock is a common grappling submission very similar to the Kimura lock. When the (bottom) opponent's hand is up by his head it is an Americana, when it's down by his waist it is a Kimura. This submission is commonly performed from side control (top position) and consists of grabbing your opponent's wrist with one hand and then weaving your other hand under their arm to connect to your own wrist. The attacker needs to keep their opponent's arm bent and then lift the elbow while using the double wrist control to rotate their opponent's hand under their arm, attacking the shoulder.

Other names: bent armlock, keylock, top wristlock, figure four armlock (catch wrestling), ude garami (judo)

Anaconda Choke

The Anaconda is a blood choke where the opponent is strangled in between their own shoulder and your arm in something resembling a north-south position. The Anaconda is very similar to the D'Arce choke, they are both arm triangles from the front headlock position except locked up on opposite sides. From the front headlock if you thread the chinpick arm through to the armpit on other side it is an Anaconda, if you instead thread the elbow-grip arm from their armpit to their neck it is a D'Arce.

See also: Gator Roll

Technique groups: Arm triangle choke, side choke, head & arm choke

See it in action: Marcelo Garcia explains the Anaconda Choke with 3 variations

Armbar

The Armbar is a popular grappling submission. It can be performed from many positions but pictured above is one of the most iconic. An Armbar is an attack on the elbow joint by isolating the arm, pointing the opponent's thumb up and hyper-extending the arm over your hip down into the empty space beside you.

Arm-In Guillotine

Arm Triangle

Ashi Garami

B
Back Mount

Baseball Bat Grip

Banana Split

Butterfly Guard

C
Calf Slicer

Chin Pick

Cradle

D
D'Arce Choke

The D'Arce is a blood choke where the opponent is strangled in between their own shoulder and your arm from a side position or mount. The D'Arce is very similar to the Anaconda choke, they are both arm triangles from the front headlock position except locked up on opposite sides. From the front headlock if you thread the elbow-grip arm from their armpit to their neck it is a D'Arce, if you instead thread the chinpick arm through to the armpit on other side it is an Anaconda.

Other names: No-Gi Brabo Choke

Technique groups: Arm triangle choke, side choke, head & arm choke

Dead Orchard

E
Electric Chair

Escapes

Ezekial Choke

F
Fly Trap

Front Headlock

The Front Headlock consists of three points of control; your shoulder pressuring down and into theirs, your hand pulling on their elbow and your other hand gripping their chin (chinstrap). Two possible attacks from this position are the Anaconda and D'Arce chokes.

G
Gable Grip

Gator Roll

Granby Roll

Guillotine

H
Head & Arm Choke

Headlock

Headquarters

Heel Hook

High Elbow Guillotine

Honey Hole

Hooks

I
Imanari

Inside Heel Hook

J
Japanese Necktie

K
Kimura Lock

The Kimura lock is a common grappling submission very similar to the Americana lock. When the (bottom) opponent's hand is up by his head it is an Americana, when it's down by his waist it is a Kimura. This submission is commonly performed from side control (top position) and consists of grabbing your opponent's wrist with one hand and then weaving your other hand under their arm to connect to your own wrist. The attacker needs to keep their opponent's arm bent and then lift the elbow while using the double wrist control to rotate their opponent's hand under their arm, attacking the shoulder.

Other names: double wristlock (catch wrestling), chicken wing, gyaku ude-garami (judo)

Knee Cut Pass

Knee-On-Belly

Knee Over

Knee Through

L
M
Marcelotine

Mission Control

Mount

N
North-South Choke

O
Olympic Roll

Outside Heel Hook

P
Peruvian Necktie

Q
Quarter Guard

R
Reaping

Rear Naked Choke

Reverse Gable Grip

Reverse Side Control

Rubber Guard

S
S Grip

Side Control

Stoner Control

Straight Ankle Lock

T
Ten Finger Guillotine

Three Finger Grip

Trap Triangle

Triangle Choke

Truck

Turtle

Twister

Two-On-One

U
V
Vaporizer

W
Wrist Lock

X
X Guard

Y
Z
Z Guard

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3/4 Mount

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