North South Choke

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  1. Paul M February 2, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Henry, may I please ask if you keep your hand palm down on the choke, or do you rotate the hand to a different position ? A common counter to the north south is to turn your face into the ribs straight away as soon as the head is wrapped. May I please ask if you have a go-to move as a counter for this ?

    Thank you,

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

      when they turn the face to the ribs, you can try to step over and switch to a mounted guillotine

  2. Leonard February 5, 2017 at 5:32 am

    This north south choke worked exactly how you said it would. I was able to put it on the first time in a applied it! I used almost no pressure to choke my opponent to submission. Boom!

  3. Johnny G February 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I’ve had to be super patient with this one as long as I keep my elbow flared and hand moving towards my side I get taps every time but seems to take 10-15 when I can see why people lose it because they wanna start squeezing to soon. I tell myself stay relaxed and the tap happens shortly after.

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Yeah chokes always take time, we want to be able to maintain control and exactly like you said the tap will come

  4. Johnny G February 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Meant it takes 10-15 seconds to get the tap

  5. Luca C March 14, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Love that detail of just sliding the hand through and closing the gap. This is a position I get to a lot but never really finished much before trying that finish.

  6. Joshua C May 22, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Tried this out in training yesterday. Absolutely amazing choke. It felt so effortless, even against a resisting opponent.

  7. Brian N April 1, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Hey Henry, I know you said in MMA or with strikes the head is usually “up” which makes it easy to wrap the arm underneath. But with no strikes and the head perhaps “glued” to the ground, do you have any tricks to get the opponent to lift the head up slightly so the arm can go underneath easier? Thanks!

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