The Loop Choke

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  1. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    https://howtheyplay.com/individual-sports/The-Loop-Choke

    A hand in the collar raises the defensive hackles of virtually every jiu jitsu practitioner. This almost always means that the second hand is soon on its way to finish the cross choke or some very similar variation. Fear not: there's a sneakier move you can do that will first set your opponent at ease, and then bring the shadows of night in from the outside, with a quickness. Enter the loop choke.
     
  2. jimglynn

    jimglynn Orange Belt

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    Great breakdown. Thanks!
     
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    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Much appreciated! Let me know if you're able to hit any of these rolling.
     
  4. EGDM

    EGDM Blue Belt

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    Any advice for sparing your fingers in a loop choke? I like loop chokes, but even as a brown belt nearly every time I apply one I regret it due to the inevitable horizontal shearing force on my fingertips. I try only to bear down as hard as necessary to finish the choke, but it still happens. The only variant I use consistently is a full suicide roll-though ending on top with a far triceps grab, and that really operates more as some kind of weird arm triangle than anything.
     
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    I need to work on loop chokes more, especially in judo newaza. Not much guys expect it.
     
  6. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    I wish I could help more here, but I've got pretty long arms, and maybe that's why I've never experienced this. I certainly don't take a deep grip of any sort whenever I do these, but there are also folks way better than me with loop chokes. I do like your strategy of trying various different finishes, and finding one that works for you. There are at least three or four other fairly common finishes that I could easily do a follow up tutorial on, and your experience makes me think that's a really good idea.
     
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    Da Speeit Troll of the Morning Platinum Member

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    Will read later. One of my favorites, been setting it up from closed guard, grapevining the legs and hipping to whatever side's foot is attack the vine (very rarely, nay, i'd say never does anyone use both legs at once)
     

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