How to Do the Collar Choke from Guard in Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to do the collar choke from guard from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

How to defend from the guard. I grab a La Paul. Open it up. Put the opposite hand in. Four fingers in, one thumb out.

At the same time, I’m going to put my foot on my opponent’s hip, get an angle. At this angle, my free hand will now grab over his shoulder, and grab some fabric too. I’m going to pull my opponent to me. Going in for the choke.

As I finish the choke, notice that my elbows are going towards my ribcage. Like so. I do not do this. This is wrong. You don’t open your elbows. You tuck your hands, and the elbows go towards your ribcage. My head will go to the side of the hand that I have on top. Which at this point is my left hand.

Open the collar. The La Paul. And I dig the other hand in. Four fingers in. One thumb out. Put my foot on the hip there. Okay? I’m going to lock in my legs, put my foot on the hip, this leg into his armpit, get this angle. And now I put this hand over his shoulder, right beside his neck. Notice I will grab fabric. I will pull my elbows towards my ribcage, and take my head to meet this hand. The hand that is on top. And so that’s a simple Paula choke from the guard.