This transition from butterfly guard to triangle choke is one of my new favourite techniques.
I learned it from BJJ black belt Rob Biernacki and it starts sitting up in the butterfly guard, and fighting for the powerful two-on-one grip. In the two-on-one I use both of my own hands to control one of my opponents arms which then isolates that side of his body.
The next step is to kick out one of his knees. This creates a dilemma for my opponent.
This creates a dilemna for your opponent.
The word dilemna is defined as “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.”
So you’re giving him two bad choices here.
A) fall flat on his face and allow me to come to the top?
B) plant a hand on the ground which then gives me an easy route to the triangle choke?
Most experienced opponents will react with option B, so you’re going to get a lot of triangle chokes.
I particularly like the growing look of horror on my opponent’s face as he realises that he’s been set up and the triangle choke is now inevitable!
This entire technique is broken down in the video below!
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