The Twister technique has gone through some interesting storylines over the past many years. In jiu-jitsu, it was popularized by Eddie Bravo who started using it early in his career in both gi and no-gi. As he became more fond of no-gi, he showcased his use of it in both the trials and finals of the ADCC in 2003. But variations of the twister were being used by wrestlers for many years before Eddie started popularizing it. One of Eddie's philosophies was that the twister, along with the rest of his unique no-gi game, was fundamental to MMA grappling. And you were able to see traces of Eddie's game in some MMA fighters' strategies but no one really became too successful with them. Enter Chan Sung Jung, The Korean Zombie. For the longest time, people argued that twister could not be done and finished on the high stage. In 2011, The Korean Zombie was able to pull off the twister on Leonard Garcia in the UFC, right away catapulting him into popularity with Eddie Bravo, Joe Rogan and basically all jiu-jitsu fans. If you even look at the finish results on Sherdog under his record, you will see that the finished technique was 'twister'. So without further delay, below is The Korean Zombie showing how he likes to do the twister in two parts.
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