GB Techniques: The Triangle Choke

This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you some videos on triangle choke variations Subscribe to the Gracie Barra YouTube channel to be notified of new video techniques.

The triangle that we first learn from the guard is one of the most important for 1st year students to learn.
But it is just the starting point! There are numerous setups and variations for the triangle choke.
Any situation you can trap the opponent’s arm and head together with your legs, you have the makings of a triangle choke.

Let us take a look at some variations to expand your thinking about the triangle choke.

1) Triangle choke set up from closed guard using belt control 
3rd Degree Black Belt Marco Joca teaches a triangle choke set up from closed guard and controlling the belt.

2) Triangle attack from side mount
Prof. Marcos Perez from GB Brisas – Panama shows how to combine an arm attack and catch your opponent in an inverted triangle. Great technique!


3) Learn the Triangle from Spider Guard
Gracie Barra’s Prof. Flavio Almeida teaches a setup for the triangle from the spider guard

4) Finish with an inverted triangle when your opponent stops your armbar
Great setup!
Transição do Arm Lock para o Triângulo Invertido

5) Triangle from the rear mount
Direct from Rio de Janeiro, here is a slick setup to catch a triangle when your opponent starts to escape your rear mount.

see also : The Choke – 5 Advanced Strangles

Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ