Renzo Gracie proved the efficacy of this technique as he defeated former UFC champion Maurice Smith in a 1999 Rings event.
After reaching side control, Gracie traps the head and one of the arms with the triangle mechanic. Then he shifts to his opponent's other arm with a kimura, americana or a straight armbar. Renzo teaches that in a fight, your attack can't always succeed. In that case, you need to have a plan-B up your sleeve -- and often a C and a D too. For each block, present a new response.
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