Escape from the Triangle 1

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [500K] of the technique.

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.

Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Start of the position. The triangle is done. If you can avoid this position it is better because to escape it is very tough if the guy knows how to apply the triangle.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  First get a grip with the hand that is inside the triangle on the pants on the knee ( see photo ) , and try to look above to relieve the triangle pressure and put some weight on your opponent leg that is opposite to your arm that is inside the triangle. Do not release the knee grip and weight on his leg untill his leg is on the floor.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the hand that is outside the triangle make another grip on the knee ( see photo ) and put your weight with your hips on your opponent hips looking up and use the grips you have done to push the leg you are holding out. You have to do all the movements together to try to open the triangle.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  If you do averything in the previous step you will be able to relieve the Triangle pressure and the triangle will open.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  After the triangle is open, your arm will still be inside your opponent's legs, so there is a risk that your opponent try to do an armlock and even put you in a new triangle.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Retract your inside arm, hiding your elbow and make a grip on the pants ( see photo ). Your elbow must be closed or he will try to pull your arm to his guard again.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the other hand ( that is not doing the grip on the pants ) hold the opponents collar at the "belly-button" and close your elbow next to your body. This will avoid that your opponent turns in all fours. With the grip done and the elbow closed start bending his body to the floor ( see photo ). This will make you pass his guard.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Transfer the grip that was in his pants to the waist ( see photo ) and put your leg up putting your knee under his hips ( see photo ) and keep bending his body.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Transfer the collar grip at the belly button to the colar next to his neck and adjust the immobilization. If the opponents refuses to give you the guard pass you can use the grip on the colar next to his neck and try to choke him.

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 21:52:59 PDT 2002.
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