Blending together techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo and more, submission grappling or no gi grappling is one of the most fundamental aspects of the popular sport of Mixed Martial Arts. It is also considered to be one of the most realistic and effective systems for real-life self-defense situations.
And when it comes to grappling or ground fighting, whether it’s in an MMA cage or on the mat, there is no one better than ONE Championship Lightweight World Champion and Evolve Fight Team’s Shinya Aoki. Today, the living legend of Asian MMA shows us 20 Submissions For No Gi.
Shinya Aoki is known first and foremost as one of the greatest submission artist in all of MMA. Aoki’s grappling talent has always been undeniable. A teenage prodigy, he first started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 19 years old and received his black belt 2 years later by Carlos Gracie Jr Black Belt Yuki Nakai. A Japanese MMA legend, he has entertained millions of MMA fans around the world for more than a decade with some of the craziest submissions ever seen in the sport.
Aoki also possesses perhaps the most versatile submission record in MMA today, containing all kinds of locks and holds for a total of 25 submission wins and a phenomenal 66% submission finish rate. The techniques featured in this video have been used by Aoki to pull off some of the most incredible submissions ever seen in the sport of MMA. You definitely want to start taking notes on these different submissions to take your no gi grapping skills to the next level.
These submissions will require you to be smart, fast, technically competent, and patient in order to execute properly. So be sure to watch every step Aoki takes very closely and don’t miss out on any of the details. Finally, practice the techniques slowly with a partner in order to perfect them. And before you know it, these submissions will start coming naturally to you whenever the opportunity to use them presents itself!
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