Years ago I came back from an Indonesian Silat training camp led by Dan Inosanto.
I showed up at BJJ class the next day and was telling a few guys about how much I had enjoyed the training.
One guy with a slightly smartass tone asked me, “How would a Silat guy escape from my triangle choke then?”
It turns out that there IS a very effective, super high percentage Silat escape to the triangle. And I show it in this video below.
I don’t care if you’re going up against a 250 lb killer black belt with the world’s best triangle choke: if you do this one technique for real you’ll get out 99% of the time. (The bad news is that you’ll probably also go to prison, but that’s a whole other story.)
Aside from the humour value, the real reason I made this video is because it’s super relevant to self-defense.
We’ve always got to remember that at its core, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a MARTIAL ART. Despite whatever fitness benefits, camraderie, or challenge BJJ provides you’ve always got to keep at least one eye focused using your skills to protect yourself or your loved ones in a bad situation.