At just 21 years old, the young phenom Isaque Bahiense is already making waves his first year in the black belt division. After a remarkable showing in this year’s Pan Am Championship, defeating jiu-jitsu legend and super-competitor Romulo Barral, Isaque has a bright future ahead of him.
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Isaque prefers to pass when he fights, so he’ll often fake pulling guard to end up with the takedown. His opponents are usually hard to take down with a traditional throw, so he’ll attempt the fake guard pull and go for the ankle pick to gain the top position.
Crucifix Armbar From Turtle Control - Isaque Bahiense
When Isaque gets his opponent to Turtle position, often his opponent’s reaction is to make a frame with his arm on Isaque’s leg to prevent the back take. When this happens, it’s the perfect opportunity to set up the Crucifix and go for a submission.