Triangle choke (& armbar)
(Open guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Here I have my opponent in my open guard. I have my left foot in his right bicep, my right foot on his left hip, and my hands are controlling both his sleeves.
I begin by pulling both his sleeves downward to break his posture. I then kick my left foot over the back of his neck, pull his left arm across his body, and pivot my hips until I am at a 90 degree angle with his body.
I then close my triangle.
To create added pressure on his neck I pull down on the back of his head with both of my hands.
If my opponent does not submit I will transition to the arm bar by pushing his head out of the way and passing my right leg over his head.
To complete the arm bar I cross my ankles, squeeze my ankles. raise my hips, and pull down on the secured arm.

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