Vale Tudo

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Gene "Aranha" Simco.

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Vale Tudo
1. Notice how I control his right arm with my legs so he can not escape easily or strike from the bottom.
2. While his arm is trapped, he cannot defend punches to the face with that hand, this can be devastating and actually end the fight by itself, but I will count on him being skilled and strong.
3. He uses his left hand to defend, this gives me the opening I was looking for and I take it.
4. I press his left wrist to the floor with my left hand, keeping my right arm under his left. I switch my base and go for the shoulder lock.

Techniques demonstrated by Gene Simco and Rob Constance. Photography by Adam Weissman. This information was originally published on It is made available on BJJ.Org by the express permission of featured contributor Gene "Aranha" Simco. Downloaded on Fri Jun 14 19:46:54 PDT 2002.
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