Did you know the choke from the back is statistically the most effective submission in competition?
You do now… according to BJJ Heroes crunching the numbers series, the choke from the back (bow and arrow or cross collar) typically accounts for about 23% of submission in competitions.
When you think of all the submission possibilities, that’s a staggeringly high percentage. As it’s such an effective submission, it’s not surprising BJJ players get good at defending the attack.
As a result, a lot of people struggle to secure the choke and end up losing the position in the process of trying to set it up.
Earlier this week, I posted a video of me rolling with one of my students and using a series of grip exchanges to sink in the bow and arrow choke. Check it out below:
The wonderful thing about the series is as you go through the sequence you gradually remove any barrier your opponent has to defend the choke.
As I know people struggle with setting up the choke, I thought I’d share the series with you now. Check out the video below for a breakdown of this series:
Here’s a solo version of the same technique, just in case you don’t have a training partner laying around but still want to develop your back attacks.
While there are some similar setups out there, I’ve never seen anyone use this specific series or the leg grip in particular. If you have any questions let me know.
While you’re here, did you download a free copy of the Attacking The Choke eBook?
Similar to this gripping strategy, the eBook covers a series of ways to set up the choke from the back. You can grab a copy now by clicking the button below and filling out the short form:
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