The Choke – 5 Advanced Strangles

This week, Gracie Barra brings you some Advanced Chokes to try in your game. Grandmaster Helio Gracie preferred the choke over the armlock – especially against a larger opponent. He said that a strong opponent can resist an armlock, and might even continue to fight after the arm was damaged. But if you strangle to blood flow to the brain, the opponent will go to sleep!

Subscribe to the Gracie Barra YouTube channel to be notified of new video techniques.
read also on Gracie Barra : 6 Submission Attacks From the Top By Gracie Barra Black Belts

1) Marcio Feitosa – Ezekiel Choke From Half Guard Top

2) Sneaky collar choke from side control
The son of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Kayron Gracie teaching a sneaky collar choke.
* This is the more basic version of the choke shown in the advanced variation below

3) Professor Marcos Barros teaches you how to apply two lapel chokes from the side mount 
Advanced chokes using your own gi lapel

4) Closed Guard Lapel Choke
Gracie Barra Chino Head Instructor Prof Rafael Oliveira shares a sneaky choke using your opponent’s lapel.
* Note how Prof. Rafael emphasizes breaking the posture of his opponent

5) Advanced step over choke
This one is not for beginners! Professor Bill, from GB Rohnert Park, demonstrates an innovative choke position ataacking the turtle.

on Gracie Barra : 5 Techniques From The Butterfly Guard

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