Work your triangle chokes on both sides
Work your triangles on both sides! 2 lefty triangles this weekend. Kron Gracie in Rizin Fighting Championship vs Erson Yamamoto and Brian Ortega vs Diego Brandao in UFC. Beginners, make sure you can do your triangle on one side efficiently first. Once you are a at the level of around 1 stripe bluebelt, you must work on your closed guard submission attack from both sides.
The Triangle choke
The Triangle Choke, known as “Triângulo” in Portuguese or “Sankaku-Jime” (Japanese), is a very common submission in Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu. The triangle choke occurs when the attacker wraps his legs around the opponent’s neck leaving one of the target’s arms inside this “leg wrap” and another arm out. The pressure of the thigh across the neck will cause the blood flow to be disrupted to the carotid arteries leading the target to either submit or pass out. The triangle became a weapon of choice from the closed guard, and later, with the growth of new open guard attacks, this technique was solidified as one of the most popular submissions in Jiu Jitsu and MMA, later being used to decide some of the most memorable fights in combat sports, such as Royce Gracie vs Dan Severn (UFC 4), Fabricio Werdum vs Emilianenko Fedor (Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum) or Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen (UFC 117).
Famous Submission Fighters that Use(d) the Triangle
The triangle choke is arguably one of the most effective chokeholds and definitely one of the most common submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. It is incredibly effective as a counter-attack and, since it depends on the isolation of one of the opponent’s arms, hand strikes all of a sudden make the striker vulnerable. Due to this, many MMA fans are incredibly familiar with this move because of its effectiveness. In addition to Kron and Ortega, Demian Maia, Keenan Cornelius, Marcio Cruz, Ryan Hall, Fabricio Werdum, Braulio Estima, Rodrigo Minotauro, Rafael Lovato Jr, Jeff Glover and Baret Yosida are some of the MMA and BJJ World Champions who frequently use the triangle choke.
The triangle choke is one of the main submissions we teach at Savarese BJJ Academy in Lyndhurst NJ. If you are in law enforcement, you are making a mistake if you do not train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our Academy trains students from ages 5 to 75 at their own pace. Call 201 933-5134 for a free trial lesson today