Triangle Choke

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  1. Johnny G January 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve been using the stomp and curl method of using our hamstrings to push against the side of the neck while the over hooked leg curls down to secure the choking leg but after pinching my knees and bringing them in more it has intensified my choke making for much quicker taps, thanks once again Henry!!!

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Another satisfied student!!! Thank you Johnny

  2. Roger M February 8, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Thanks so much for this! Huuuuuge difference once you understand how to squeeze the legs properly! Have been doing it all week!

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Glad it helped Roger!

  3. jesper s February 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Another good thing with pinching and crunching is that it is much harder for the choking guy/girl to defend by putting their arm in omo-plata position. When crunching (bringin the knees to you) they block the shoulder:)

  4. Greg J March 15, 2017 at 10:29 am

    The bringing the person closer. Is it basically a leg crunch after you’ve started to apply the squeeze?? That is bringing legs to you rather than bringing body to legs (like a normal crunch)??

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      yes, knees to your chest

  5. Andrew C April 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I’m fairly lanky with long legs, and have used the triangle quite a bit. A recent escape I’m starting to see training partners (especially the ~300lb big boys) is a kind of steak pass where the leg that makes contact with the neck is shrugged off. I’ve attempted to push the elbow in order manage distance and insert a shin in order to keep them from passing altogether and crushing me inside. It seems good in theory but with stronger men I’mjust out gunned. Is there an obvious technique and/or angle problem you have seen with this happening to people?

    • Henry A June 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Gotta keep them collapsed by wiggling away, if they get your weight off your back and onto your shoulders your gonna get stacked

  6. Andrew C April 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I meant *stack pass above, sorry… no steak involved…

    • Andrew C May 4, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Okay, question clearly answered on Q&A next section. Awesome material. Thank you for teaching this Henry.

  7. Zoran T May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    The triangle choke is a high percentage attack for me. Last night I landed a submission even though my partner hand both his arms in defending. He commented that the pressure was different to anything he’d felt before. Thanks Henry!

  8. Larry S June 10, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Wow!!! Just that little detail and squeezing the knees together and bringing them to you…MIND BLOWN !!!

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