Choke Artist

Talk about “putting someone to sleep.”  The best applications of the “baseball choke” I’ve ever seen!  Going to try to incorporate this into my arsenal.

Interesting physiology note… when you elevate both legs like they did at the end of the second video to wake that guy up, it’s equivalent to injecting 500 ml of fluid into your body (it’s essentially allowing all the blood in your legs to go to the your brain which brings in more oxygen to help wake you up).

6 Responses to Choke Artist

  1. mike says:

    This is one to be very careful w/ when you go w/ upper belts. A few years ago this was the rage at my gym and when my students went to tournaments they would try it and end up arm locked, mounted, etc.

    Make sure you are ready to abort this quickly and don’t let it compromise your position. I think it’s great to use if you have a bully on top of side control. The other thing I like from this spot is to kimura the arm they have around your head. You either submit them or use it to get your guard back.

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      Great advice… still drilling this move.. haven’t had an opportunity to apply it while rolling yet. Exposing my arms was my main concern. It seemed like Magid protected himself by keeping his arms and elbows in (mantra in BJJ), and it looks like he’s got a monster grip! Those look like big hands and forearms! My grip strength still isn’t there so… this would probably work best maybe as a feint to briefly draw their attention so that I could pull/recover guard.

      I like what you have to say do you have a blog, or can you recommend any?

  2. mike says:

    I’m the bjjblackbeltquest guy 🙂

    I’ve been a little lazy the last few weeks and been going through the blogging motions.

    W/ the kids, work, etc I stay disciplined and write the blogs but most of the time its in the car to/from work on my phone.

    If you are ever in Central IL to Chicago drop me a line!

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      Would love to! Found your site! I see you like pork rinds… me too! Will definitely drop you a line if I’m in town.

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      Love it! Such a simple move to counter that. I love how he described that most people are tempted with the guard pass without regard for why the opponent has two hands in the collar already! I’m definitely guilty of doing this…

      Love the video website btw… adding it to my bookmarks.

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