The bow and arrow choke is one of the highest percentage finishing techniques in all of jiu-jitsu. Statistically it’s used to finish a very large number of matches at high level BJJ competition like the Mundials, the Pan-Ams, and more.
But some ways of applying the bow and arrow are better than others. Some methods are tighter, some finishes are more powerful, and certain tweaks make it MUCH harder for your opponent to escape.
Here’s Rob Biernacki (of Submission Formula fame) showing you exactly how to finish the bow and arrow for maximum effectiveness. I was the victim… errr… demonstration partner here and I can tell you that it was TIGHT!
Oh the things I do for you! Check out the video below and then choke out some of your training partners for me, OK?
How to Tighten Any Joint Lock
If you enjoyed the video about finishing the bow and arrow choke then you might enjoy this article about tightening joint locks as well.
You see, it’s not easy to tap out a high level grappler with a joint lock.
First of all their submission prevention gameis strong. They do everything they can to stop you from getting the submission in the first place. Next, their defense and escape techniques are also top notch. If you give them even an inch of slack they’ll use that space to wiggle out of the submission.
That’s why you need to make those joint locks SUPER tight to get them to tap!
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The Submission Formula instructional is a masterclass for finishing even the biggest, toughest, strongest opponents with your chokes and joint locks.
This instructional features BJJ black belts Stephan Kesting and Rob Biernacki. It’s available in online streaming, app, and DVD format. And it comes with an unconditional 365 day guarantee.