GB Technique : Submissions with Prof. “Draculino”

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at some submission techniques by one of Gracie Barra’s most experienced and well known black belt instructors – Prof. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes.
Prof. “Draculino” has been training and teaching for 20+ years – since his youth in Brazil, and is proud to have produced multiple high level jiu-jitsu champions – names such as  Romulo Barral, Samuel Braga, Marcelo Azevedo, Brandon Mullins among many others – in his career as a Gracie Barra instructor.
The founder of Gracie Barra in Houston, Prof. “Draculino” has established several academies in that area of Texas and has run the Competition Training Camps at Gracie Barra HQ before major tournaments.
Let’s take a look at some submissions as taught by one of our favorite Gracie Barra instructors – “Draculino” of Houston, Texas.
1) Triangle from the Guard
“When you’re in guard, you have many attack options that you can use.  You usually work to control your opponent’s posture, which sets up lots of great attacks.” advises Prof. Draculino.

2) Armbar from guard after your opponent defends the triangle
“You’ll often hear that triangles/armbars/omoplatas are related to each other, and this is a perfect example of that in action.” Important to note how submissions are linked together!

3) Arm Bar from Mount Position
One of the things that distinguishes the truly great instructors is the details that turn a technique that you already know into a black belt level submission.

4) 2nd Arm Bar from Mount Position
Prof. “Draculino” shows us how to overcome your opponent’s defense with a little trick that you can use right away.

5) The “Samurai Choke”
I love this sneaky lapel strangle and you will too because it works so great against a strongly defensive opponent who isn’t giving you any openings.

See also on Gracie Barra : GB Technique : Attacking the Turtle
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia