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How to Do the Triangle Choke in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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


This is a Triangle Choke from the guard. A very, very popular choke in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I've got control of both sleeves, and I'm simply gonna stuff his arm into his stomach, and throw my leg over. Boom. Foot on the hip here. The other leg goes across his neck. So it's like we're getting rid of this arm. Look, boom, and right there. The straighter I put that on the back of his neck the easier it is to lock my triangle. I, I do not let this hand open, because now he can breath. Okay, I put it across. I keep everything tucked in here. I grab his leg to anchor and also to stop him from standing. Because if he starts standing it's one of the ways for him to defend. So I keep that leg, I grab his head, and I squeeze. Your choke is coming from the pressure here and the pressure here. Those are the big muscles doing the work. All this is just extra security, this extra security. But the work has been done by the 2 thighs cutting off the flow of blood to the uh, through the carotid artery to the brain here, and you got the choke.

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