2023 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Road To Gold: Anatole Rubin Baseball-Bat Chokes His Way To Gold

Road To Gold: Anatole Rubin Baseball-Bat Chokes His Way To Gold

Anatole Rubin utilizes the Baseball-Bat Choke to submit all of his opponents to win Blue Belt Master 1 Gold at the 2023 IBJJF Euros!

Jan 24, 2023 by Nick Sherry
Road To Gold: Anatole Rubin Baseball-Bat Chokes His Way To Gold

Anatole Rubin is a vision-impaired French athlete who maximized the use of the Baseball-Bat Choke during his run through the Master 1 Light Feather Blue Belt division at the 2023 IBJJF Euros. He gained control of the collar's of all four of his opponents and implemented the choke on every single attempt. Here is a breakdown of each of his matches:


Round One

Anatole's opponent was in his guard, winning on points until he secured the collar and executed the Baseball-Bat Choke:


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Round Two

Once again Anatole was down on points, with his opponent on top of him until he assumed control of the collar with both hands and in this instance put his opponent to sleep with the choke:


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Round Three (Semi-Finals)

His opponent immediately jumped into a guard position from standing, and found himself in Anatole's half-guard where he once again finished with the Baseball-Bat choke:


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Round Four (Finals)

In Anatole's final match, his opponent creeped his way into mount but Anatole was able to thread his opponent's lapel around his neck, grabbed his opposing collar and finished the Baseball-Bat Choke to secure the gold medal:


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