BJJ Techniques Attacks from side control 01 De Luca Kimura variation
De Luca – Kimura Variation <ul><li>You start on the side of your opponent, guard passed. Make sure you have the position tight so you can go ahead without losing control. </li></ul><ul><li>You start this attack with your left arm controling overheard, and your right arm posted by his hip so he cannot follow you when you move to north south. </li></ul>
Your opponent does not have to give his arm, you will force your way through by applying pressure under his elbow with the arm, while going to the north-south control, forcing him to turn to his side and slipping your arm inside the gap you open. Tightness is very important to be successful here, if you leave gaps when transitioning, your opponent will find a way to escape. If you add speed, you may lose control. After slipping your left arm under his left arm, you can go ahead and execute a normal kimura, but sometimes your opponent holds his Gi, or the other arm, making it hard to break the grip.
Now, when my opponent grips his GI or his other arm to survive, I will hold my own GI with my left arm, or even better, my right biceps (a great option without GI), and pass my right arm over his forearm, placing my right hand on the floor, close to his hip. I keep him tight underneath me, to make sure he will not escape.
After placing my hand in the ground, I start to move my legs to completely pass his head and isolate his arm. My elbow is posted in the ground and my forearm is straight towards his legs. I keep my hips low.
Now I arrived in the “De Luca” submission. I will apply pressure with my hips, keeping my upperbody low and my head close to the ground. Common mistakes here that allow my opponent to escape are: Changing the legs to put more pressure, or lifting my upper body. If my opponent is strong he may have a chance to reverse me if my center of gravity is not low enough.
Now if I keep the pressure with the hips, my opponent will start to feel pressure both on his forearm and his shoulder, and tap. This catch even flexible guys that normally do not tap to kimuras, and after locked in, is impossible to escape. If he resists I am able to keep the position indefinitely, securing the win in a competition, being it BJJ or Judo. Is possible to transition back to Kimura or Armbar too. Avoid applying too much pressure and do NOT move your right leg to the front (like in Kesa Gatame) or your opponent has a chance of reversing you. CHECK MATE!
Special thanks to my Judo Shihan, Leopoldo de Luca (RIP), who showed me the secrets of this position. I named this submission after him and I use it all the time, with and without GI. Big cheers to my english students Dave Lucas, who took the pictures, and Steve Haydock, that helped me to demonstrate this technique. Sergio Bolão de Souza and Leopoldo de Luca Dave Lucas, Atalla and Steve Haydock
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