Armdrag to Collar Choke from Guard

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Joe Moreira grips his opponent's right sleeve with both hands and pulls it across his body as he turns onto his side.
  2. Joe hugs around his opponent's back with his left hand and pulls inward to keep the opponent from retracting his right arm. (It may be necessary to hug with both hands and close the guard.) Joe slips the fingers of his right hand deep inside his opponent's lapel.
  3. Joe grabs the collar with his left hand (thumb inside) while forcing his opponent's head downward with his forearm.
  4. Looping the left arm over his opponent's head, Joe straightens his body and finalizes the choke.

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