If Your Teammates Call You “Gumby,” This Crazy Technique Might Just Work For You

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Being obscenely flexible is definitely a plus in jiu-jitsu not only for its defensive purposes, but also for the world of other submission opportunities it can open up.

In this video, Edmo Dias demonstrates a counter to the seatbelt-based back take that you have to see to believe. The likelihood of hitting this submission in competition is debatable, but if your elasticity is your greatest weapon, you might be able to make it work!

Nice counter

Nice counter to the opponent who’s trying to take your back from the seatbelt, by @edmokomodo

Posted by Grappling Kingdom on Sunday, October 28, 2018

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