Saturday, January 15, 2011


It's a shame you can't get points in BJJ for having "mad style."  If that were the case, I'd have easily won all those tournaments I competed in wearing an executive mullet and/or massive porkchop sideburns (I did win some).

Check out the combination of techniques below demo'd by Todd Tanaka, a Relson Gracie Black Belt and owner/main instructor at Team HK (a Relson Gracie Academy), Honolulu, HI.  He calls it the "Tanaka Tornado" (for obvious reasons).  As a rule, anything that involves aerials or shoulder rolls or with the word "flying" in it will automatically get the DSTRYR./sg stamp of approval.  This is no exception.

Does it work?  I'm assuming it's worked in the real play for Todd, so let's presume so.  Not so sure I can pull this off against the back belts at my academy, but I aim to try (after the shoulder roll, the rest is fairly fundamental). You try it too.  If it works, you'll be sure to impress the ladies.

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