I sometimes think about what is my go to move in BJJ. The technique that I can count on for success in ending a roll. It is definitely not the one I wish was my go to technique, like a flying arm-bar or a wicked triangle that I can sink from any angle. But it is a show stopper.
It is the knuckle-choke applied from the mount.
What’s great about the knuckle choke is that you can set up 75% percent of the technique before the guy even knows you are working on a submission. When applied correctly it looks as if you are creating a vice grip with your arms. I learned it from watching the above video.
After watching the video, I tapped someone with it in the next class. And the next class, and the next. I would say that I have had about a 90% tap-out rate with the technique. If I were a BJJ superhero, I probably would be known as Knuckle Choke. I didn’t ask for the skill, I just realized I had a propensity to pull it off. And if I have a guy in the mount and he’s not cooperating with my other sub attempts I can bet you I’m going for it.
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