Psst, wanna tap out more people with chokes, including that super-tough guy with the giant neck?
Success in choking is all about the details and getting the underlying mechanics correct.
Yes, you can get chokes to work with bad technique – people do it all the time. But it’s difficult, wastes a lot of energy, and isn’t very high percentage.
But on the other hand as soon as you get the mechanics right then your chokes become at least twice as effective and twice as powerful.
It’s all explained in choke mechanics video below (hint, it’s about forming a triangle around your opponent’s neck, blocking off both arteries and placing a backstop across the rear of your opponent’s neck).
The cool thing is that the same mechanics apply regardless of whether you’re doing a rear naked choke, a bow and arrow choke, or a triangle choke.
Check it out in this short video: if you want to improve your choke finishing percentages I think you’ll find it very useful!
P.S. This video is a short excerpt from our latest BJJ instructional app called ‘The Core Concepts of BJJ.’ It’s available for Android, Apple and Kindle devices.