The Twister is a flashy and hellishly effective submission made famous by Eddie Bravo.
It’s now illegal in IBJJF competition, but it shows up sometimes in submission grappling and you’re even starting to see it in MMA!
If you catch your training partners in it – carefully and gently of course – then you get major bragging rights and some instant ‘mat cred.’
There are lots of advanced ways to get into this submission, including some crazy rolling entries from positions you would never expect. But those can be difficult to learn, especially if you’re new to the Twister.
Which is why I’ve just released a video on the simplest way to apply the Twister. But don’t be fooled – I can vouch for this entry being super-effective because I’ve used it at least 100 times on the mat against quality opponents.
Happy twistering, and let me know what you think in the comments below the video!