Rear Naked Choke

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  1. Jeff W January 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Have never seen the back rounded detail. Awesome Henry. Thanks!

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

      I’m glad it was helpful for you Jeff!

      • zamy y January 5, 2018 at 1:26 am

        Hi Henry,

        I don’t get the purpos of the back rounded. Could you explain why we doing this please?

        • Philipp W May 10, 2018 at 2:08 am

          By rounding your back you can get your elbows closer together.
          Try getting your elbows as close together as possible with your shoulders pulled back and your torso upright, then try it with your back rounded, shoulders forward… you should immediately feel the difference.

  2. Brocton R January 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    The way you showed to bring the elbows here led to the “aha” I needed to fix my triangle. Pinching the knees for that works exactly the same way, and now I’m not muscling it feebly. #mindblown

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Awesome! You’re thinking! Many of the concepts from one position will transfer to others, so happy that it helped you with your triangle too. For triangle, pinch the knees together and pull the knees to you to finish, they will feel like their head is going to pop off.

  3. Bao T January 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Brilliant explanation of the small details, professor Akins. The concept behind the rear naked choke is similar to the triangle choke.

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Yes the squeeze is very similar, close up the sides and suck everything in

  4. Jeffrey S January 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Out of curiosity, why did Rorion make such a point of not balling the fist behind the head in the old Gracie basics videos?

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Hmm I’m not sure, you’d have to ask him… but there is a reason why Rickson was 10 times better then any of his brothers, I’ve noticed the way I was taught to do things was very different then how most techniques were commonly taught. All the Gracie’s have their own style and preferences for applying techniques, at the end of the day for me it has to makes sense, there needs to be a reason otherwise it’s just “do what I say because” and I don’t learn or teach that way

  5. George H January 20, 2017 at 3:37 am

    The details here are fantastic, thanks Henry!

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 6:28 am

      Thank you for taking the time to comment George, I appreciate your feedback and it really makes my day to see that what I’m sharing is helping people.

  6. Michael A January 23, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks Henry. The elbows heading for each other is a major point.

  7. Leonard January 28, 2017 at 2:33 am

    I am enjoying all of these obscure details that allow you to chock with seemingly no effort. Details such as bringing the elbows together, the hug, and rounding the back.

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Glad you’re benefiting Leonard

  8. Johnny G January 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Amazing how after all the details are applied the shoulder shrug at the end makes it an immediate tap.

  9. mike b January 4, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    lol i couldn’t figure out how to get this to work with state elbows coming together then i realized my right arm’s range of motion is not as good as my left arms. when doing a RNC with the right arm I’ll have to focus on getting those shoulder blades to pinch together to finish, and while with my left arm, i can squeeze with just trying to get my elbows closer together as i have some range of motion to tighten things up. never realized this before but i think i got a few to many bad armbars when i was a white and blue belt on my right arm and now it’s range of motion is less than my left arm. lol

  10. ivan p March 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Its amazing amazing but we try it and we didnt make good…. Profesor do you have some other Video where you explain this choke?

  11. christopher p December 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try this in class! or on my kids at home… :P
    (Don’t worry they do karate… They’ll be fine… hahaha

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