List of fighting techniques

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List of fighting techniques from “A” to “Z”.

The individual techniques of struggle are many and are carried out from different positions.

The Master Cycle used by Gracie in BJJ is a typical example of didactic learning methods that has made them famous in the world thanks to the splendid results of the athletes who came out of their school.

Chaining techniques, transitions and execution from different positions are a fundamental work, but knowledge of the various techniques is the beginning a starting point.

It is a list that contains a list to make it clear how many techniques can be applied from different positions such as mounting, guarding, side control, etc. but above all how to get there, the exits from the various techniques, reverses, etc. the variety and creativity of the fight and its techniques also thanks to the competitions that make the community of wrestlers and masters like the Gracie increasingly active and participatory, John Danaher, Andrea Galvao, etc. that churn out increasingly strong and level athletes leading to the development of increasingly refined and high-level approaches and techniques.

Every day more and more fans of fighting with Gi and No Gi, often called grappling, or in other geographical areas of the world such as in Eastern Europe where Sambo is more widespread or in the USA Combat Submission Grappling thanks to coaches of the highest level such as Erik Paulson.


These are some of the fighting techniques:

  • American Armlock – American Keylock
  • American Armlock Escapes
  • Anaconda Choke
  • Anaconda Choke Escapes – Anaconda Choke defense or counter
  • Ankle Lock – Achilles Lock or Foot Lock
  • Ankle Lock Counter or Foot Lock counter
  • Armbar From Guard
  • Armbar From The Mounted Position – Armbar from mount
  • Armbar From Side Control
  • Armbar Defenses or Armbar escapes
  • Arm Triangle, New1001
  • Armless Triangle, New100145
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  • Banana Split
  • Bicep Slicer or Bicep Crusher
  • Brabo Choke or D’Arce Choke
  • Brabo Choke Escapes
  • Butterfly Guard, New
  • Butterfly Guard Counter
  • Butterfly Sweep, New
  • Calf Crusher or Calf Slicer
  • Clock Choke
  • Clock Choke Escapes
  • Cobra Choke
  • Crucifix Choke
  • D’Arce Choke or Brabo Choke
  • Double Ankle Grab Sweep – Double Ankle Sweep
  • Double Ankle Sweep Counter – Counter to the Double Ankle Sweep
  • Double Leg Takedown
  • Elbow Crank
  • Elbow Escape From Mount
  • Elevator Sweep, New1001
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  • Ezekiel Choke
  • Ezekiel Choke Defense
  • Flying Armbar, New10
  • Flying Triangle Choke, New
  • Gogoplata, New
  • Granby Roll, New
  • Guillotine Choke
  • Guillotine Choke Escapes – Defenses against the Guillotine Choke
  • Handstand Sweep
  • Headlock Escapes
  • Heel Hook, New1005
  • Heel Hook Escapes
  • Helicopter Armbar, New100
  • Hip Crank, New100149
  • Hook Sweep, New1001
  • Kimura From The Guard
  • Kimura From The Side Mount
  • Kimura Defense, New100
  • Knee Bar From Closed Guard Position
  • Knee Bar from Side Control
  • Kneebar Defense, New100147
  • Knee On Belly Escape
  • Macarrao Sweep – Another overhead sweep technique
  • Neck Crank
  • North South Choke, New South Carolina
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  • North South Escapes – A variety of north south escapes
  • Omoplata Shoulder Lock
  • Overhead Sweep
  • Passing The Half Guard
  • Peruvian Necktie
  • Push Sweep – Push kick sweep
  • Quad Crush
  • Rear Naked Choke
  • Rear Naked Choke Escapes – Rear naked choke defense
  • Reverse Armbar From Mount
  • Rolling Armbar, New10010
  • Rolling Knee Bar
  • Sambo Knee Bar
  • Sambo Leg Lock
  • Scarf Hold, New
  • Scarf Hold Escapes
  • Scissors Sweep
  • Sickle Sweep, New
  • Side Control Escapes
  • Sleeve Choke
  • Sleeve Choke Escapes
  • Spider Guard, New1001
  • Spider Guard Sweeps
  • Standing Elbow Crank
  • Standing Guard Pass
  • 10 Finger Choke or Ten finger guillotine
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  • Toe Hold
  • Toe Hold Escapes
  • Triangle Choke
  • Triangle Choke Escapes
  • Triangle Choke Escape From Guard – Defense against triangle choke
  • Turtle Attacks – How to attack an opponent who is in the turtle guard/position.
  • Turtle Escapes – How to escape an attacker when you are in the turtle guard/position.
  • Turtle Guard or Turtle position
  • Twister
  • X-Guard
  • X-Guard Sweeps

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