Ezekiel Choke?

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  1. strangelov

    strangelov Sunshine In My Throat

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    What is an Ezekiel Choke?

    Alexey Oleinik defeated Sherman Pendergarst during the recent Yamma Pit Fighting using this. I didn't see the event, but saw the result list as such.

    I found this on you tube, but it's hard to see the technique.

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  2. strangelov

    strangelov Sunshine In My Throat

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    Killing time...

    I found this choke defense that demonstrates it very well.

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    to be honest I no longer use the sherdog search function, but use google to search the forum.

    For example putting into the google search box the following:
    site:sherdog.net ezekiel

    looks for the word ezekiel within what google knows about the sherdog.net website. Or you can always fill otu the google advanced search page. http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
    There's a tiny little link to it to the right of the text box. Enjoy.
     
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    ^yeah the sherdog search function is horrible.
     
  8. strangelov

    strangelov Sunshine In My Throat

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    Gathering from the other posts, the Ezekiel choke has a low success rate with no gi. No surprise to see Pendergarst fall to it. From what I remember about him he is a good wrestler, but his sub game is par.

    Can anyone name any other MMA matches that have won by Ezekiel?
     
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    Yoshida beat Tank Abbot with a similar technique in a Gi. It really is a low-percentage move without the gi, unless you have long arms and someone who gives up their neck easily.
     
  10. Thalion

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    Yoshida choke Tamura with Sode guruma (ezekiel)

    Akiyama choke Ishikawa with the same technique
     
  11. NinjaKilla187

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    I would say that is almost useless against a trained opponent even with a gi and without gi or longsleeved rashie it is impossible.

    That being said I've seen lots of newbs get burned with it, including me, when I was a newb...
     
  12. irc

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    Definitely no.
     
  13. Deloitte

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    Definitely not useless, it is a good diversion to make the guy defend his neck while trying to regain posture.
     
  14. strangelov

    strangelov Sunshine In My Throat

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    So it still holds weight as a diversionary technique against more skilled opponent?
     
  15. Slithers

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    ezekiel is a solid technique. period.
     
  16. Ring>>Cage

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    Yes it is. and can be use to protect a low mount. Keeps their hand off of your hips.
     
  17. TREE_TRUNK

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    it a great technique
     
  18. Kyuktooki

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    I was surprised to see that technique pulled of in an MMA fight. When I finally took time to think about it logically I realized that probably the worst part of this move is the fact that it would be easy to upa and escape the mount. It was a high risk maneuver (when not using the gi) that worked because his opponent didn't know what to do (IMO).
     
  19. Vaga

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    if you grape vine his legs its a lot harder for him yo roll you.
     
  20. The Judo Champ

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    forearm in the throat old school shit.
     

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