How to Do a Crucifix Neck Crank MMA Submission

Learn how to do a crucifix neck crank MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

All right, guys. Now we’re going to talk about neck cranks. Now one thing, you’ve got to be very careful when you do this. Do not do this fast to your opponent. Careful in your training. It could really hurt someone. Now we talked about the twister control. But now I want to show you a basic neck crank, one that I really like. Damien Meiz used it in the UFC, and Shinya Aoki. Great, great move from the back, especially when you can’t get the choke. All right. So I’m here, and I’m trying to get the [?] choke, but his chin is down, and he’s playing with my hands. Right. So I’m going to come around here, gable grip, and I’m going to come on his face. Now I’m not going to neck crank him yet. I’m going to face lock him. I’m going to turn my wrist in and push forward, and this locks the face.

That’s very painful, but that’s not a neck crank. Okay. Turn my wrist in, shoulder comes forward, boom. Very painful. Now from here, once I have that, I’m going to turn his face, and there’s the neck crank. Okay. Extremely dangerous and painful move. Let’s do it one more time. Okay. So I’m here. I’m trying to choke him out. I’m trying to choke him out. His chin is down. He’s fighting me. Right. Okay. I’m here on the face. I drive my shoulder forward and face lock him. Now after the face lock, I turn his head. Okay. Cranking his head this way against his spine. Very good way to do it is off of the body triangle, because that keeps the [?]. He’s fighting. He’s fighting. He’s fighting. Face lock. Neck crank. Okay. That’s a neck crank. Be very careful with this move.