This is one of my very favourite attacks from Sidemount. It works in a BJJ context (i.e. with the gi), in submission grappling, and even in MMA.
It’s a very powerful attack, but the best thing about is that if it doesn’t work then you don’t typically lose position. You stay on top and can easily switch to a followup attack.
I call it the ‘Breastroke Choke’, but it’s also known as the Reverse Arm Triangle. It’s a signature move of both Marcus Soares and Erik Paulson, who are two of my biggest grappling influences. They both showed me little details that made it MUCH more effective, which I share with you in the video below.
I recently taught this to a friend. I did it on him a few times, explained it, and then he did it on me once or twice. The next day, with no additional practice, he used it to tap out a skilled brown belt.
Watch the video below and maybe you’ll choke out a brown belt the next time you’re on the mat too!
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