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Finishing the triangle

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SagaMask, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. SagaMask White Belt

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    Hi guys,

    I have trouble finishing the triangle, when the opponent falls backwards, that seems to loosen up the choke and give him space to escape.
    How can i keep the pressure ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. My little Tony Orange Belt

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    Push his leg up and flip him over.
     
  3. fallislaw Got Grips?

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    Use their momentum to come on top into a triangle mount and finish with the choke or attack an arm.
     
  4. SinkOrSwim White Belt

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    Maybe your problem is in the set up, if your opponent is able to fall backwards to escape, maybe you need to break his posture down more before going for the triangle.
     
  5. eembach Imperial Grandmaster Banned

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    Squeeze tighter and work on your figure four adjustments and angles, different arm in positions and armlocks, the underhook on the free arm or under the leg, controlling the head.
     
  6. jcandoitbig Green Belt

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    posture should be destroyed before synching it up, then underhook the leg and they can't fall backward
     
  7. Was Exiled Brown Belt

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    Squeeze tighter? Shouldn't it be slow constant pressure on the arteries as to not burn your legs out?
     
  8. SinkOrSwim White Belt

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    When it comes to a triangle if your doing it right then you only have to squeeze for a second or two, so hard is OK. But yes I was also taught to use constant pressure.

    One thing beginners do when squeezing the triangle is they just flex their hamstrings, but you should be squeezing your knees together to make the gap (where their neck is) smaller. A good way to see how this works is to lock up a triangle with no one in it, then try to close the gap in the figure four. It won't close just by squeezing/flexing your hammys.
     
  9. Human Bass Red Belt

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    Hook his outside arm to scoot yourself perpendicular to him and your legs will squeeze better using the big muscles, Ryan Hall style.
     
  10. 1neeto Blue Belt

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    This. Hell I'm just a white belt but I do understand that a triangle won't happen if the opponent is postured up.
     
  11. liuk3 Blue Belt

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    Control the head.
     
  12. Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    I don't do that at all. That'll just burn your legs out. Just shift your hips to the side.
     
  13. Ishaq Brown Belt

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    Control the head giving them no room to posture up. Then turn the angle like Ryan Hall and underhook the leg. They're not going anywhere after that.
     
  14. Was Exiled Brown Belt

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    This is actually the exact opposite of what most people on here do to finish their triangles, watch this.


     
  15. Was Exiled Brown Belt

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    I actually prefer underhooking the arm, I feel like I have more control and it prevents me from kicking them over
     
  16. Ishaq Brown Belt

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    I prefer the leg. Gives me more to hold on to.
     

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