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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique of the Month

Prof. Jason Izaguirre - "Clock Choke"

The following Brazilian Jiu jitsu technique is demonstrated by Jason Izaguirre, who is a black belt under Royler & Rolker Gracie, and the founder and head instructor of Gracie Kailua.

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Here Prof. Jason demonstrates the Clock Choke also known as "Relogio" in Portuguese.

Step 1

With his left hand, Jason takes a firm thumb in grip on his opponents' lapel

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Step 2

Using that grip, he forces his opponent to the side and takes the side-back position. His right arm is starting to reach under the far armpit.

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Step 3

Starting to apply pressure, Jason shifts his weight forward while switching his base bringing his right leg through and securing the far wrist with his right hand.

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Step 4

Jason completes the choke by continuing to switch his base, his legs moving like the hands on a clock - hence the name "Clock Choke", or "Relogio".

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