Japanese Champ Tomoyuki Hashimoto Shows The Footlock From De La Riva Guard

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In this video, All-Japan light featherweight champion Tomoyuki Hashimoto shows how to submit your opponent with a straight footlock from the de la riva guard. Representing the Carpe Diem jiu-jitsu team in Tokyo, black belt Hashimoto developed the technique after watching Caio Terra use it with success.

Hashimoto recently employed the technique to win gold at the 18th All-Japan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship in Tokyo, beating Shimon Kagiyama in the final.

Watch the clip of Hashimoto winning gold below, then scroll down to learn from Hashimoto himself on how to add this technique to your game. Special thanks to Yuki Ishikawa for the help in making these videos.

Tomoyuki Hashimoto Catches De La Riva Footlock

Tomoyuki Hashimoto Teaches Footlock From De La Riva Guard

And Finally, A Clip From Sparring

IBJJF 2018 Euros: Purple Belt Results Start To Come In

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By Michael Sears | Six out of ten of the male adult purple belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships went down on Wednesday January 18, in Lisbon. The heavy, super-heavy, ultra-heavy and open classes will take place on Thursday 19.

BREAKING: Leandro Lo Out Of Europeans

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In a disappointing turn of events, Leandro Lo’s highly anticipated return to the European Championships will have to wait.

Blue Belts Challenge Brazilian Dominance At IBJJF 2018 Euros

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The second day of the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, opened Wednesday with the male blue belt divisions, and the results were heavily influenced by the presence of the international competitors. 

Amanda Monteiro Looks Set To Be GF Team's Next Black Belt Champion

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The Grappling Fight Team (GFT) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro has consistently produced some of the top talent in the jiu-jitsu world, and now GFT founder Julio Cesar is ready to unleash his newest weapon on the jiu-jitsu world, featherweight Amanda Monteiro.

2018 IBJJF European Championships: Purple Belt Viewing Guide

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Wednesday marks the beginning of competition in the men’s adult purple belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. 

IBJJF 2018 Euros Stats Show International Spread Of Jiu-Jitsu

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The numbers tell a very interesting story when it comes to the international spread of jiu-jitsu, as we highlight which countries are sending the most competitors to the 2018 IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, this week. 

7 Explosive First-Round Matches At 2018 IBJJF Europeans!

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The brackets for the black belt divisions at the 2018 IBJJF European Championship are out and they are explosive! Here is a quick rundown of seven of the most intriguing matches we can expect to see go down in Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend. 

Kyra Gracie Announces Women-Only Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

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Female jiu-jitsu icon Kyra Gracie has broken new ground for women everywhere by announcing a female-only tournament. 

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: Black Belt Results

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The second day of competition at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on Saturday saw the conclusion of the black belt finals. There were upsets, submissions, and more than one referee's decision. Here’s how it all played out.

Rocha Bests Akbari In Sacramento At F2W Pro 58

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The Fight To Win 2018 season kicked off in Sacramento, CA, with Vagner Rocha beating Dustin Akbari by ref's decision in the main event of the evening.