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My favorite Triangle Choke setup

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Brian McLaughlin, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Hey guys, this is a rubber guard variation triangle setup I use in training. I was asked to teach in on the spot so I jump around a lot in my explanations, next time I'll plan things better. Either way - enjoy

    BSDC- MMA It's more than a sport, it's a lifestyle.
     
  2. TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Nice. Thanks for posting.

    I found it intersting how you have combined almost a hybird Shawn Williams guard with the 10th planet chill dawg maneuver once you have the arm isolation. I don't really play rubber guard but occasionally I use Shawn Williams type grip to isolate the arm and this triangle seems applicable from either game.
     
  3. MasonTJJ Yellow Belt

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    Thanks for sharing. Had to laugh at the voice change when you finished teaching the tech.
    I also don't play much rubber guard, but this looks like a solid option. In a straight grappling scenario, I think I've seen guys try to push the foot off the hip (your right foot in the video) or otherwise reach back with that arm, opening up the triangle. Has this been the case for you as well?
     
  4. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Mine is getting grazed, pretending to be rocked, falling on my back and encouraging my opponent to get in my guard.
     
  5. Dynassty Blue Belt

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    when someone ends passing my guard I like to bridge and shrimp and make them follow me and try north- south... then BAM!!!----- inverted triangle....lol
     
  6. Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Definitely, anytime the person plays with that side the triangle is there for you.
     
  7. BJJHERO White Belt

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    My Favorite is the over hook set up. Once my opponent is in my guard and I have a strong over hook (When I'm wearing a GI I also grab my own collar to make my grip tighter), I then use my other free arm to push my opponents hand away and lift my hips up to snag the triangle.

    It also works because sometimes when I have the overhook my opponent will try to push my leg down and pass to the opposite side. When this happens it's easier to force his hand away and free your leg for the triangle.
     
  8. newerest Purple Belt

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    interesting setup but why don't you just use chill dog? i like it because i feel very stable from chill dog..plus invisible collar makes them your bitch
     
  9. Redwards Orange Belt

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    LOL, that would never work man......
     
  10. dr.feelgood Green Belt

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    Nah it sounds like a decent set up. It'd never work at higher weight classes though, especially at the upper echelons of the division. The ground and pound at that level is too dangerous, no one could pull that off.
     
  11. SLOWandSTEADY White Belt

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    yeah man it didnt catch fedor or anything.. lol

    Op thanks for the vid, ive used this in tournaments multiple times with great succes
     
  12. Belatucadros Brown Belt

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    who?
     
  13. Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    Nevermind. missed part.

    thanks
     
  14. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    im sorry for mussing up your thread with Fedor talk, TS, i just couldnt resist.
     
  15. tysnw Brown Belt

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    this is exactly what i do. important detail is to control his upper body using lapel/collar grips.
     
  16. FREAK656 Yellow Belt

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    thank you steady, that WAS the joke...

    anywho this a great vid, very good instruction. It's funny how pumped up he gets towards the end there lol
     
  17. Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I find by locking around my knee I make it harder for them to posture out and I have a greater clamp. Also, sometimes when I go straight to chill dog I lose the first triangle setup and am force to take the omoplata instead.
     
  18. HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    Wow. All the subtlety of a newborn rhino :icon_chee
     
  19. RubberRyan Blue Belt

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    the instruction sounded like Rener
     
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    Did i miss the part where he tried to sell us Jeans and watermelon juicers?
     

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