Brabo, D'arce chokes

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  1. I've seen in the fight finder some wins/losses via Brabo Choke and I'm wondering what the hell it is!

    Also I already know what a D'arce choke is but I'm wondering what the ' in the word D'arce is short for. Like how in the word can't the ' is placed there instead of o

    Or in the word I've the ' is placed there instead ha

    So I'm asking - what is a Brabo choke and what D'arce is an abbreviation for

    Responses are appreciated:icon_chee
     
  2. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    D'Arce is a guy's name.

    The difference between the D'Arce and brabo have been discussed to great extent on this forum, and the general consensus seems to be a split on there being no difference, or difference being a grip variation.
     
  3. fighting101

    fighting101 Blue Belt

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    ^what he said. ive always understood them to be the same and ive personally always called it a brabo choke
     
  4. joshv5.0

    joshv5.0 BJJ Revolution Team

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    same choke, some say it was developed by joe d'arce
     
  5. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    I call it a brabo. D'arce is such a weird name.
     
  6. AlexBJJ**

    AlexBJJ** Banned Banned

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    A little down called none of your god damn busines
    actually the ' in can't is placed there instead of no
    canot isn't ( ' = is o) a work, where as cannot is.
    thank me later for the grammar lesson
     
  7. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    did you mean to write "canot isn't a worD"?

    ironyyyyy
     
  8. triso

    triso Green Belt

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    It's really just a variation of the arm triangle.

    You tend to get it more from halfguard or sidecontrol (when the person turns into you).

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  9. Sub Dude

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    It's short for dumb arce...lol.

    Just kidding....check out aesopian.com for a detailed breakdown of the d'arce/brabo chokes and where all the different names for them come from.
     
  10. DirectDrive

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    exactly.

    that pic is a D'Arce and the Brabo is with a gi.
     
  11. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    no....

    check out position brabo by bjorn freidrich, it's all no-gi
     
  12. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    Everyone I roll with calls all arm-head gi and no gi arm triangle variations the brabo.

    In the past, I've seen people argue that the D'Arce involves an s-grip prior to stuffing the head into chest and locking the choking grip and reaching towards the shoulder.

    I rarely use the s-grip, and am not a big fan of the palm up grip on the neck and head when trapping the overhooked arm and securing the head.

    I almost exclusively use the palm up overhook on the neck, with my free arm's elbow driving the opponents head into my chest, where I can quickly transition to a finishing grip. Obviously basing the free hand on the mat is nice and provides stability, but unless you stuff the head everyone is going to attempt to pull back the head and get their back to the mat to begin escape attempts.
     
  13. Sub Dude

    Sub Dude Blue Belt

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    It's actually a 'no-gi' brabo...same as a d'arce. The use of the term 'brabo' comes from the fact that the movement is very similar the brabo choke used with the gi.
     
  14. I was saying

    can't = cannot

    the ' replaces o

    making it can't


    I was assuming the ' in D'arce was there in lace of some other letters. Maybe it's two words combined or something

    It's kinda hard to spell out
     
  15. Thanks fow all of ther replies and info!
     
  16. Thanks fow all of ther replies and info!
     
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