How to Do the Rear Naked Choke

Let an Alliance MMA instructor teach you how to do the rear naked choke in this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video from Howcast.

So, I’m going to show you the rear naked choke very popular in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. I’m gonna sink in the choke. All right. By taking this hand here and putting it right across his throat. Notice that my elbow is under his chin. I grab my bicep. A lot of people do this. It’s easy for him now to actually grab my hand. He peels my hand off. So, I don’t like that. I want you to grab, grab the bicep. And the palm of my hand is gonna hide behind the back of his neck. And now it’s gonna be harder for him to peel off my hand. So, he comes over to try and grab my hand over his head. It’s not going anywhere. I squeeze and you get the choke. Here and here. Here, here, no good. Here and here, and squeeze. I can also do this on my knees without the hooks. Here, grab my bicep. Palm facing me. The palm of my hand against my chest.