Originally Posted by Kozbot
it seems when you get your opposite arm trapped triangle style none can defend.
if your arm isn't trapped, is a good defense to pull his elbow down? Or perhaps slide your hand through the loop to break his grip (although this would temporarily tighten the grip)
Honestly as soon as the elbow goes up it's like locking an RNC. Pulling the elbow down would be a good defense, but if they're good with the choke they will slam down on your arm with their leg and trap it. Marcelo emphasizes to do that if they pull your elbow down.
The best I've managed is to front flip or try to scramble out and hope that I can get out before they can ride it over to the mount. Hard to stop it once it's on.