This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you some videos on many setups for the triangle choke from the guard. Subscribe to the Gracie Barra YouTube channel to be notified of new video techniques.
A triangle choke from the guard is the way most of us first learn the triangle. There are many creative ways to enter into that same triangle choke. Check out how GB instructors teach how to catch the triangle from the guard.
1) The Triangle from Spider
* Note how the sweep forces the opponent to put his hand on the mat and leaves the opening to attack the triangle.
2) Cross Guard & Triangle Choke
When yoiu opponent counters your armlock from the guard, Prof. Flavio Almeida teaches how to transition to the triangle.
3)Triangle choke set up from closed guard using belt control
Control of the belt halps keep the posture of the opponent broken and easier to catch the triangle.
4)Triangle to counter the guard pass /Triângulo partindo da guarda aberta
This triangle entry counters one fo the most common ways your opponent will try to pass your guard.
5)From back to guard triangle / Triângulo partindo das costas
Technically, this triangle starts on the back and finishes int he guard…but it is so awesome we needed to include it on this list!
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam