Counter to Guard Pass with Rear Choke Finish

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and

Instructor: Paulo "Mushu" Elsimaani and David Sisk

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.

"Mushu" (in the black gi) has David (in the white gi) in his butterfly guard. David has worked both of his arms underneath Mushu's legs to start his guard pass. When David starts his gaurd pass with both arms under - Mushu's first line of defense is to grab both of David's gi sleeves.

Mushu starts his counter by bringing his right leg up and then passing it across to the opposite side. He sets his right hook into David's right leg.

Mushu then posts his left arm behind to prepare for a technical standup movement. As he brings his left hook out and plants his knee on the ground - he reaches across David's back with his left arm. Notice his right hook is still in place.

Mushu then steps over David's back with his left leg and secures both hooks to establish the back position. His right hand is around David's throat and securing a thumb inside grip on David's left gi collar. Mushu's left arm is underneath David's left arm and securing a thumb inside grip on David's right gi lapel. Mushu's hands are now in place for a choke submission.

Even if David rolls to try to escape the back position, Mushu can finalize the choke.

This information was originally published on, and is reproduced on BJJ.Org with the express permission of Rebecca Motte from Page downloaded on Fri Oct 11 17:58:31 PDT 2002.
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