MMA Triangle Chokes

Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Rob H, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
    End of my second week of Jiu Jitsu last night and we worked on Triangle Chokes. I was having some trouble with the guy I was paired up with and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

    This guy is big with a tree trunk of a neck. Durring the demonstration my teacher showed us on bigger guys you can't just whip your legs up and expect a triangle, and to grab your leg you have over to pull him down and also make sure your leg is over the neck, then finish the move with your other leg and pull down on the head.

    Problem I kept having was, even when I would pull my leg down and towards me, I wasn't getting on his neck, it was across his back. He felt the pressure but it wasnt choking him. One of the purple belts mentioned my leg was across his back and I need to kind of turn my body with my hips to get the leg over the neck which I for some reason was having a hard time doing.

    Anyone have any advice on slapping a triangle on a guy bigger then you or should I expect some more luck once my flexibility improves and be able to pull my leg more towards me when starting the move?
     
  2. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Work on making sure you are as close to 90 degrees to him as you can be. The more perpendicular you are, the easier it is.

    But some big guys just can't be triangled...
     
  3. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
    thanks man, i will definitely remember that next time we work on them. Since the other guy and I are the two biggest in the class he's 255 and I'm 245 we are usually paired up together, hopefully I'll be with him next time we cover triangles.
     
  4. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    10,118
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    deinately sweep your body at an angle, but i know what your talking about.
     
  5. Placebo

    Placebo New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    For something like that angle is important, but also focus on getting your leg deeper and deeper over his neck, bringing his elbow across will give you a few inches, and also very important is the distance between your hip and his, play around with that distance. Constantly readjust everything with triangles until the tap.
     
  6. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    18,397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Bay, California
    You want to be looking into his ear.
     
  7. Lennie Briscoe

    Lennie Briscoe Vaffanculo!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Boston
    and whisper sweet nothings
     
  8. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    28,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal --> Tempe
    ^ can we get a ban on this faggot ass troll? ^
     
  9. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    10,118
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    welcome to my ignore list faggit
     
  10. TCMS

    TCMS OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    22,819
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Northern Burbs Chicago
    shrimp over to the side as you apply.
     
  11. Placebo

    Placebo New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    :rofl::rofl:
     
  12. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
  13. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    51,481
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    ATX
    God damn dude, lighten up
     
  14. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
  15. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    np bro, you have an account on the tracker?
     
  16. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
    i'm all set up. thanks
     
  17. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    ok, just check'n. lotsa good info on there
     
  18. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
    got on last week. yeah i donated $20 today so i didn't haev to worry about my ratio so i can load up right now on instructional vids. still leave azerus on all day of course to help share, but didn't want anymore warnings lol
     

Share This Page