How to Set Up and Finish a Triangle Choke

One of the sweetest submissions to land on your opponent in a grappling match is the triangle choke. But as martial artists get more sophisticated due to the growing popularity of brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA), catching someone with a triangle is getting harder and harder. Most people know what a triangle is and how to defend against it.

So how do we guarantee a successful triangle? It's all in the set-ups... Check out these three sure-fire ways to triangle your opponent:

1. Here's one that is very high percentage, and is very challenging to defend against if done properly. Pay particular attention to how you grip on your opponent. It looks almost like you want to scissor sweep your opponent:

2. And this one is also based on a basic sweeping motion, ie you make your opponent think you are going for a hip bump sweep, but in reality you make him fall into your triangle trap. Gets them every time!

3. And finally, this is a great tip for finishing the triangle once you have managed to snag the guy inside your legs. You must learn it!

SO there you have it. Best ways to set up and finish the fearsome triangle choke. Now go choke somebody out!

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1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I came across your blog while I was looking at my options for NYC personal training , because I have decided to stop pushing it off and finally get in shape. I have never tried anything like this but I have always been interested. I think after reading your blog and watching your videos I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing!