Today’s tip is about the details of the Triangle Choke, one of the very highest percentage submissions at every level of competition.
Have you ever noticed how some people can catch EVERYBODY in their signature submission, again and again? Once they’ve got their setup position it’s pretty much a done deal (this applies whether that signature submission is an armbar, a triangle choke, a kneebar, or an upside-down, inside-out Jehosophat choke).
When you’re dealing with a master of specific submission, then no matter how you try to stop the submission, they find a way to slap it on.
No matter how you try to escape, they know how to shut down your counter and tap you out anyway.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own ‘go to’ submission that you could rely on?
A move that you’d be known for. A submission that people in your school would come and ask you about. And an attack you could rely on in competition, no matter how big and powerful a guy you get matched up with?
Well, if you keep on training then this WILL happen.
But if you want to get to this level then the devil really is in the details. You need to know the nuances of the setup, the small adjustments that amplify the power of the submission, and the recounters to shut down your opponent’s escape attempts.
Below is an excerpt from the Grapplearts.com instructional – How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent, Series 2, with Brandon Mullins. It’ll give you a rare insight into the advanced details of the triangle choke that have made it such a high-percentage finisher at the most advanced levels of competition.