I’ll be honest and say I never considered “while I’m choking her out” to be a viable proposal time, but here’s video evidence of Jiu-Jitsu student Justin Saikaley asking his girlfriend to marry him while she’s trapped in his triangle choke, and … yep, it’s adorable. Somehow.
We also write a lot about WWE Champion CM Punk. He’s a fixture of The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw column, and kinda-sorta changed the direction of the company (or at least the company’s “main event in the middle of the show” scene) during 2011′s ‘Summer Of Punk.’ He’s a Gracie practitioner, as well, and has shown up on the Gracie Breakdown.
Oddly enough, I never thought I’d see them together.
This clip is obviously a joke, but just like MMA, it works best if you pretend it’s real*.
Meet ULTIMATE ARMBAR DEFENSE, the defense of ultimate armbars!
Charles Sanders, a purple belt under Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” at Alliance LA was kind enough to show Inner BJJ his patented armbar defense against Ben Parry who trains at Atos in San Diego under Andre Galvao.
This move is 100% guaranteed to defeat all armbar attempts. Will work for any grappling art, for new or advanced practitioners.
The only problem with ULTIMATE ARMBAR DEFENSE is that you can’t really wrap your arms around your neck and squeeze, because you’re just gonna fall asleep. That’s what happens to Sanders here, and even though his bio blurb says he’s a purple belt under Cobrinha, I’m guessing he learned ULTIMATE ARMBAR DEFENSE from a sorority girl who didn’t want to sleep with him.
Video is below. They really should’ve filmed it in nightvision.
For the first time in my life as a casual wrestling fan, I tuned into Monday Night RAW specifically to watch a Divas match. I say specifically because I obviously never complained about watching Trish Stratus, Stacy Keibler or Torrie Wilson battle it out back in the day, but this time I was doing it as a brand new superfan of the WWE’s Divas Champion Eve Torres.
Before I had the chance to spend some time talking with her last week, I admittedly didn’t know much about the woman who has held the Divas title more times than any of her peers in the four years since it was created (she’s also tied with four other WWE women’s champions for 4th on the all-time women’s champions list). I knew that Eve was a dancer for the Los Angeles Clippers back when they were still the laughing stock of the NBA and I knew that she had recently won the NBC reality series Stars Earn Stripes.
But after talking to her, I can say with confidence that she’s going to be a star well beyond her days in the WWE, as her combination of talent, confidence and compassion have developed her into the rare breed of entertainer that welcomes challenges and the chance to bust her ass for success. Eve gave me some insight on what it’s like to jump blindly into the WWE, how she kicked Superman’s ass, why she should be the star of the WWE’s next action movie, and how learning Jiu-Jitsu has made her one of the most influential women in the country.
If you weren’t aware, MMA fighter Renzo Gracie is a Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a two-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship gold medalist. He is not the guy you want to mug on a Thursday night in New York City.
Unfortunately that’s what happened, allegedly, and Renzo added insult to the injuries you assume he dished out by live-blogging the entire thing on his Twitter account, @Renzo_Gracie_BJJ. I say “allegedly” because the tweets are thorough but don’t provide a lot of context, so depending on your point of view, one of two things happened:
In the best “whoops, I picked the wrong hotel” story since the Milwaukee Brewers ended up in cohabitation with a Furries convention, 31-year-old Luis Rosales tried to rob a Koreatown Los Angeles hotel and got choked the f**k out by two guys who stepped off an elevator while it was going down and just so happened to be Jiu-Jitsue No-Gi Championship competitors. Maybe if they’d been wearing gis he would’ve seen it coming.
Brent Alvarez, 33, who owns Twisted Web MMA, a 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu affiliate in Eugene, Oregon and Billy Denney, 28, who is one of his students, subdued the struggling assailant and Alvarez used a body lock and rear naked choke to hold the man until police arrived. Apparently he thought a Twister would be too flashy.
Throughout the incident, the pair tried to reassure the thief, who was begging them to let him go so he could see his young daughter who he claimed was the motivating factor in the robbery, that he had simply made a bad decision that will do his family more harm than good.
“He wasn’t trying to punch us; he just seemed like someone who had run out of options,” Alvarez said Friday evening. “I think back now and wonder what the hell was I doing? I should have hit him and knocked him out.”
These guys rule. Cage Potato has video of the entire incident, so if you want to see the unedited version of a robber going from gun-waggling to “I’ve made a terrible mistake” in one choke, head over and check it out. I don’t compete in mixed-martial arts (gi or no gi) nor am I a 10th-anything affiliate, but I did recently spend a week in a Koreatown-area hotel, so the better parts of me say I would’ve tried something similar even if it’d ended up looking like this …