Samurai Submissions by Rene Sousa

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Rene Sousa – Samurai Submissions

Description of Instructional:

This instructional by Rene Sousa focuses on helping you sharpen up your submission attacks. The comprehensive series will give you in-depth knowledge and practical techniques to master the art of submitting your opponent from positions that you opponent simply won’t expect it – just like Rene has in multiple competitions.

Rene brings a wealth of jiu jitsu expertise to his instructional course as one of the most exciting athletes in the no-gi game. He breaks down complex techniques and presents the information in a clear and concise manner, making the learning process both effective and accessible to all levels.

Submissions are evolving quickly in no-gi grappling. Make sure you evolve along side it!

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, you’re sure to find valuable insights and strategies in this comprehensive and effective instructional!

Overview of Instructional Chapters:

  • Omoplata Counters
  • Buggy Chokes
  • Rubber Guard Attacks
  • North-South Variations
  • Darces
  • Kimuras
  • Triangles
  • Inverted Triangles
  • and much more!

Instructor Bio:

Rene Sousa is a Brazilian 10th Planet jiu jitsu black belt under Big Uncle Zach Maslany. Originally from Phillipsburg, New Jersey spends much of his time training in Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Rene frequently travels across the country and world to train with some of the world’s best BJJ players. Rene also has a background in collegiate wrestling, having competed for King’s College after high school.

In Rene’s first Instructional on Athletes Ocean, he will go into detail on his unique Buggy Choke system and how he frequently finds opportunities to weave the techniques in competition settings. He covers everything from fundamentals to positions to submissions. Don’t miss your chance to learn from Rene!


  • 3rd place at 2022 NoGi World Championships
  • 10th Planet Bethlehem Black Belt
  • Who’s Next Reality Show Contestant
  • Buggy Choke master
  • High Rollerz BJJ Finalist 2021 Brown/Black Belt Division
  • 2x FUJI BJJ Pro Champion
  • RISE Invitational Superfight winner
  • Former D3 Collegiate Wrestler
  • Finishers Open 2 – 185 lb second place winner
  • SAGC Endurance Format winner
  • SOGI Superfight winner
  • Multiple Time UGC Superfight winner
  • 2x NAGA Expert Champion

Training out of:

  • 10th Planet Bethlehem
  • Bethlehem/Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 1 Hour 23 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Rene Sousa – Samurai Submissions
Sharpen up your Subs with Rene Sousa!

  • 00:21
  • 03:06
  • Omoplata Counter to Back Take
  • Omoplata Counter to Kneebar
  • Omoplata Counter to Z-Lock
  • Buggy Choke
  • Buggy Transition into Darce
  • Buggy into Mounted Triangle
  • Rubber Guard Triangle
  • Rubber Guard Dead Orchard
  • Rubber Guard Gogo Clinch
  • North South Choke Variation
  • Kimura Path to Inverted Triangle
  • Darce
  • Conclusion

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