How to Apply the Triangle Choke

How to Apply the Triangle Choke

The triangle choke is a powerful submission hold in Jiu Jitsu that can be applied from a variety of positions. It involves using your legs to create a triangle around your opponent's neck and one of their arms, while applying pressure to their head to force them to tap out. Here are some key details to keep in mind when executing the triangle choke:

  1. Positioning: The first step to executing a triangle choke is getting into position. There are a few different ways to set up the triangle, but one of the most common is from guard position. From here, you'll want to use your legs to control your opponent's posture and prevent them from posturing up or escaping.

  2. Grip: Once you have your opponent in position, the next step is to secure the triangle. This involves gripping your own legs and creating a triangle shape around your opponent's neck and one of their arms. It's important to grip tightly and maintain control of your opponent's arm to prevent them from escaping.

  3. Pressure: The final step is to apply pressure to your opponent's head to force them to tap out. This can be done by squeezing your legs together, pushing your hips forward, and pulling down on their head. It's important to maintain a strong base and not let your opponent escape or sweep you.

  4. Finish: When your opponent taps out or goes unconscious, it's important to release the hold immediately to avoid causing any harm. It's also a good idea to check on your opponent and make sure they are okay after the submission.

By following these key details, you can effectively execute the triangle choke and secure a victory in jiu jitsu competition or sparring. However, it's important to remember that the triangle choke, like all submission holds, should only be used in a controlled environment with appropriate protective gear.

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