What is a Brabo Choke and how it looks like ?

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    Good stuff , thanks guys .
     
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    Was that Garcia tapping?
     
  6. MatthewC

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    The Brabo is similar to the Darce. It's a slick move that can be set up from various positions and one of my favorites to use.

    It's normally applied from side mount as your opponent gets to his side to snakey away from you. Slide your arm under the opponents armpit and around his head. Grab the bicep of your other arm and lay it on your opponents back. Apply the choke.

    Very versatile.
     
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    the link is good, the music......i'm glad you appologized ahead of time.
     
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    North/South choke
     
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    It IS a darce, it's the proper name for the darce.
     
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    It seems an anaconda.

    Is brabo choke = anaconda ?
     
  11. MatthewC

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    Negative.

    For the Brabo, you go under the armpit first, then around the head with your attacking arm and grab your opposite bicep.

    For the Anaconda, you go under the neck first, then the armpit with your attacking arm and grab your opposite bicep, then you can decide whether you want to roll and step in, or to simply apply it from the north/south.
     
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    Yes. This is correct. It's a Darce choke. Although a Darce doesn't have to have the arm in.
     
  13. BigBread

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    I was asking cuz I never seen a choke like that in MMA ... is it easier to defend than anaconda choke ? I mean does a fighter have tougher time sinking it in rather than anaconda or it doesnt matter .
     
  14. MatthewC

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    It's not probably a manouver you're going to see in MMA, not to say that nobody has ever or won't ever pull it off. Babalu vs. Heath is the only example I can think of off the top of my head right now. Honestly, in the heat of a fight, a top-mounted fighter is mainly going to focus on striking his opponent and getting mount, not trying to apply a Brabo or Anaconda. If/when you saw a fighter successsfully end a fight with one of these, is if the bottom guy snakey's out to his side in a scramble to get to his feet. The only guy I could ever really see pulling a move like this off in an MMA match would be NOG.

    If your opponent is sliding his arm under your armpit to apply the Brabo, your main defense is to snap your arm down and grab your leg or gi.
     
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    ADCC '07 absolut finals, if it's the video I assume it will be. (At work, not hitting it.)

    The victor is Robert Drysdale.
     
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    LOL at some of you idiots.

    The Brabo/D'Arce and Anaconda are arm-triangle variations that can be hit from numerous positions.

    The brabo is one of the most miserable chokes to endure. It is a high percentage choke that takes advantage of the advantageous underhook position of the victim.

    You can hit a brabo from every position.
     
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    Agreed that the Brabo is a high percentage manouver, and it sucks to have it slapped on you.

    When you say "can be hit from every position" do you mean, "can be set up from every position"? If that is the case, then I will agree there. There's tons of ways this choke can be set up, but it can't (at least can't be effectively) finished from "every" position.

    Not alot of people here are experts in BJJ, so one should expect some seemingly "idiotic" questions, although I have'nt seen any in this thread yet..
     
  18. BigBread

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    Thanks Matthew , really helpful information . I am no BJJ expert so I was a bit confused when I saw name of that submission , I am aware of most subs but this one I heard first time of .
     
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    The regular brabo choke can be hit from any top position where the opponent turns on his side (top half guard, side mount, mount, knee-on-belly), as well as from the full guard, attacking the turtle or even North-South/side mount bottom.

    Any more?
     
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