Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

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With his opponent on top in side control, Yuki places his forearms at the neck and the hips, gripping the gi. He pushes his opponent up and escapes his hips, creating space to bring his inside foot to his opponent's thigh. His outside leg goes on top of the arm, and he grabs his own shin to trap the arm. Yuki pinches his knees together and raises his hips to finish the reverse armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

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From side control, Yuki grabs his opponent's hand and twists it so the palm is facing outside, and brings his other hand underneath the arm to grab his own wrist, making a kimura grip. With his opponent's arm bent a little at the elbow, Yuki closes straightens his own arms and closes his elbows, causing his opponent to tap from torque on the elbow.

Yuki Nakai Series 8 - Heel Hook from Guard Pull

Yuki Nakai Series 8 - Heel Hook from Guard Pull

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From standing, Yuki grips the lapel and pulls guard, swinging his leg between his opponent's legs and around the outside, placing his foot on the hip. His other leg makes a hook behind the other knee. Yuki uses his hooks to sweep his opponent backward and wraps his arm around the foot to finish the heel hook.

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

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Yuki starts from standing behind his opponent with his arms wrapped around the waist. He drops his hips on the mat, swings his leg in between his opponent's legs, and spins to land in the 50/50 guard. He clasps his hands together and uses his forearm to torque his opponent's heel, forcing the submission.

Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

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With his opponent in turtle position, Yuki stays near the head with his chest on his opponent's back, and feeds the from the far side to his near side hand, underneath the torso. Using his leverage, he drives and rolls his opponent onto his back, landing in the mount. Now he switches to the other side, keeping the grip on the gi. He traps the near arm with his thigh, puts pressure on the neck with his forearm, and finishes the armlock using leverage from his hips.

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

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Yuki is on his opponent's back with both hooks and seat belt control. His opponent is defending the choke, so he grabs the wrist with his hand over the shoulder, and grabs his own wrist with his other hand. He pushes his opponent away with his feet on the hips, and brings his arm over the face to the other side of the head. Now he opens the arm from the body, and brings his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 4 - Monoplata from Mount

Yuki Nakai Series 4 - Monoplata from Mount

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From the mount, Yuki weaves his arm through his opponent's arm, and wraps it underneath his own leg to trap his opponent's arm. He slides his foot toward his opponent's head, and with the help of his free hand, he places his ankle on his opponent's neck. From here he can place his free foot on top of his choking foot, and pull the elbow up to finish the monoplata, or he can sit up and put his weight on the throat to finish a choke.

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

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Yuki's opponent has back control with both hooks. His first objective is to protect his neck and defend the choke. When he is ready to attack, Yuki grabs his opponent's toes and drops his weight to one side, using his forearm to pin the leg down. His other hand now grabs the toes as well and he torques to finish the toe hold. Yuki shows a few options to submit from here.

Yuki Nakai Series 2 - Kimura Variation from North South

Yuki Nakai Series 2 - Kimura Variation from North South

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Starting with the Kimura trap from North South, Yuki opens his hand that was grabbing his own wrist, and uses it to block his opponent at the forearm. His other hand grabs the hip before he steps his leg over, trapping the arm between his legs. Now his open hand grabs his own thigh, and he post his other hand in front so he can lower his weight forward to finish the armlock.

Yuki Nakai Series 1 - Choke from Turtle on Top

Yuki Nakai Series 1 - Choke from Turtle on Top

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Yuki Nakai, one of Japan's MMA legends and the first Japanese to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, begins his series with a choke he likes to set up from the turtle position. Yuki first reaches under the neck and makes a collar grip, and drives his opponent on to his side. Trapping the arm between his body and his leg, Yuki maneuvers around his opponent's head, until his knee is applying pressure on the face. Yuki maintains his strong collar grip, and forces his opponent to tap to the choke.

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