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Talk about a Cinderella story! A baby girl squirms inside her mother’s womb, inadvertently wrapping her umbilical cord around her neck. Suffering from a lack of oxygen, she clings to life long enough to emerge into the world and be freed from the entanglement. She doesn’t speak until she’s 6 years old. Meanwhile, her dad constantly reminds her, “You’re a sleeper — you’ll show everybody.” That "sleeper" was, of course, Ronda Rousey: MMA fighter and Olympic judoka known throughout the martial arts world for her impressive judo techniques (such as the sankaku-jime, demonstrated in the video below) and formidable MMA skills. Her proficiency in judo moves (such as the customized "Juji Squishi Roll" and her take on the Cuban sankaku-jime) began to take shape at age 10, when she fell in love with absorbing judo info.
JUDO VIDEOSRonda Rousey, MMA Fighter and Olympic Judoka, Demonstrates a Modified Sankaku-Jime (Triangle Choke)
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Did you enjoy learning about sankaku-jime from Ronda Rousey? Learn judo moves from another great judo master in this FREE download! The Neil Adams Guide to Judo ThrowsRONDA ROUSEY — JUDO VIDEOS PERSONALITY AND JUDO MOVES EXPERT — ON WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES: "There was a big difference between my first Olympics and my second one," Ronda Rousey says. "For the first one, I didn’t even expect to make the team. I kind of slipped in at the last minute. I was awe-struck because I’d never been to a tournament that size. By the time I went to my second Olympics, I’d gotten second at the World Championships and won the Pan-American Games, so I was more used to it. I was more focused. "It’s awesome being in the [Olympic] Village. It’s kind of like being in limbo: The second you get there, it feels like it was a million years ago when you were anywhere else. And the second you leave, it feels like it was a million years ago when you were there. [The Village] is its own little world where your food and your lodging are all taken care of. And I fought in the first week, so I had the whole rest of the month to be like, What do you want to do now? Also, all the athletes, no matter how famous they are, have to stay in the Village. I’d be like, 'That’s Kobe Bryant!' or 'That’s Michael Phelps!'" More Ronda Rousey MMA! Visit the Ronda Rousey MMA homepage at rondamma.com! If Ronda Rousey's sankaku-jime demonstration piqued your interest, check out more judo videos and judo info from BlackBeltMag.com!
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