Professor Magid Hage’s Famous Baseball Choke
Baseball has been dubbed America’s favorite past time and one thing is for sure, the moniker has crept into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Thanks to Professor Magid Hage. And yes… here comes the world famous baseball choke.
The baseball choke is (in essence) a complicated collar choke using the forearm’s blade and using the throat as the fulcrum point. As we all know, soft fulcrum points will collapse a sturdier structure. In this case, the forearm pressing against a soft cartilage will do lots of damage. I’ve seen Professor Magid’s opponents faint from this. Let’s all agree to give it a 9 out of 10 on the danger scale. =)
Here’s the breakdown
1.In the half guard, use your shin as a shield to block his body
2. Open the lapel and grip it. Hold at the spot a few inches from the back of the lapel
3. With the other hand, grip it with the thumb inside.
4. Slide the knee out to lure your opponent towards you.
5. Kick the leg out to pass. As soon as your opponent comes back in, spin, and choke.
Here’s the complete video