Choke From Open Guard

Playing the open guard from the bottom position opens up a variety of sweep and submission options.  The key to the open guard position is establishing strong grips in order to prevent the opponent from passing your guard.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato teaches a choke from…

Collar Choke From Close Guard

The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi collar as a method for making an opponent submit. It will render a person unconscious if the choke is not released. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply the collar choke from the guard position.

Head Lock Escape To Roll Back

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape, control the attacker’s back to take an advantageous position and finish the fight with a rear naked choke.

Lapel Choke From Side Control

The lapel choke is another gi submission that involves manipulating the jacket or gi to strangle and submit an opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply a lapel choke when the opponent turns away in an attempt to avoid side control.

Amassa Pao Choke

The amassa pao choke is a simple choke using the gi collar. This thrusting choke is one of the few submission holds that can be accomplished while positioned inside your opponent’s guard. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches the amassa pao choke.

Ezekiel Choke

The ezekiel choke is a very strong submission technique utilizing the sleeve of your own gi jacket. The mechanical advantage offered by the sleeve allows this choke to be applied with great pressure while using minimal strength. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the ezekiel choke from…

Rear Naked Choke

The rear naked choke is one of the most effective techniques to subdue a powerful attacker in a real fight. Requiring minimal strength and applied from a position where the attacker can inflict minimal harm to you, the rear naked choke is a quintessential example of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique…

Sliding Collar Choke

The sliding collar choke is an efficient gi choke using the opponent’s jacket collar. This choke can be used to great effect on its own or in combination with other choking techniques. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the basic application of this choke from a kneeling…

The Guillotine Choke

The guillotine choke is a fundamental submission hold that is relatively easy to apply. Despite it’s apparent simplicity, a well-applied guillotine choke can finish opponents at any skill level. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches an arm-in version of the guillotine choke from the guard position.

Under Arm Collar Choke

The under arm collar choke is another highly effective stranglehold, which is applied using the collar of the opponent’s gi or street clothes. Often catching an opponent by surprise, this choke may be applied to great effect before an opponent is fully aware of the danger. In this lesson, BJJ…

Front Lapel Stranglehold

The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi collar as a method for making an opponent submit. It will render a person unconscious if the choke is not released. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Takeo Tani demonstrates how to apply the collar choke from the mount position.

Collar Choke From Full Mount Position

The collar choke can be applied from multiple positions. As you will see, this choke works well as a direct attack or in combination with the arm bar. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates the collar choke from the full mount position.