If you achieve the mount but are unable to maintain control, you should resort to the guard position. From the guard, you can neutralize punches and submit your opponent with one of several techniques. In this lesson we will discuss the Triangle Choke which is one of the most amazing techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, since it gives any individual the ability to render their opponent unconscious from the bottom of the fight. In this lesson, you will learn the finishing steps first and then you will learn two setup variations of the Triangle Choke.
Technical Slices™ 1) Triangle Finish (Preparation Drill) Essential Detail: Walk shoulders back to facilitate the neck bite and full lockup Most Common Mistake: No thigh squeeze and no patience during final squeeze Bad Guy Reminder: Stay rigid on top of your opponent, and increase the forward lean after each successful repetition Drill Orders: Start from Triangle Setup position, 1 repetition, reverse roles 2) Stage 1.5 Variation Indicator: Opponent is in your guard and you are able to establish Stage 1.5. Essential Detail: Shrimp out to insert knee more effectively Most Common Mistake: Weak body and head control during the setup steps Drill Orders: Start from Stage 1, 1 repetition, reverse roles 3) Giant Killer Variation Indicator: Opponent is in your guard and is too large for you to apply the Stage 1.5 Variation. Essential Detail: Effective head block and shrimp movement Most Common Mistake: Weak foot placement on hips Bad Guy Reminder: Keep driving forward during the technique Safety Tip: Don’t kick your partner in the face Drill Orders: Start from Stage 1, 1 repetition, reverse roles
In many cases, the precise movement and aim of your opponent’s strikes are hard to predict. Sometimes, however, your opponent is so eager to attack you that their punch is totally predictable. The “Haymaker” punch is used when a determined attacker comes at you from a distance with the objective of putting all of their body weight behind one killer punch. Because of the haymaker punch’s power and predictability, the best option is to slip underneath it and get behind your opponent.
Technical Slices™ 1) Haymaker Punch Defense Indicator: Opponent throws an overcommitted and very predictable haymaker punch at you. Essential Detail: Step with the correct leg and protect your face with the front arm Most Common Mistake:: Head remains in front of chest instead of slipping around the back Bad Guy Reminder: Aim for the head to make the punch as real as possible Safety Tip: Refrain from actually hitting your partner during practice Drill Orders: Start from standing, Slip the Haymaker, control rear clinch for 5 seconds, reverse roles