How to Do a Copacabana Choke from Mount MMA Submission

Learn how to do a Copacabana choke from mount MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

All right, guys. Now we’re going to do a really, really great choke from the mount. Again, the mount is a great position. And this gives you a lot of options. You can tap him out with the choke or use it to set up the cobra that we went through in other videos. All right. Now this move has a few names. I learned it as the Copacabana Strangler. You might have learned it from another name, but that’s what we’re going to call it right now. So I have Chad in the mount. And I’m going to do it from this angle first so you see what I’m doing. Now I’m going to go to surfboard, crossing my feet. All right. Hands out here. Now watch the choke. Okay. One more time. Let’s go over it again. I’m not pushing with my hand this way. I’m driving my weight forward like this. I put all my weight on him. My hand comes here.

Now I have to worry about getting rolled this way. So when I do that I’m a little it over this direction. Now I base on my elbow over here a little. I put my hand in, pull his head up. Okay. After I pull his head up, I drive forward. Pull the head up. Drive forward, right into the trachea. One more time. I establish the surfboard. One, base on your elbow, a little bit over this way with your weight. Drive forward, pulling the head up. In real time. And that’s the Copacabana Strangler choke.