Newer Female Wrestlers, When You Are Ready, Learn The Devastating Triangle Choke, photo credit

March 11, 2022,

It may be easier to apply than it looks.

At first glance, it appears to be complicated.

Having said that, if you desire to become a top female grappler, it is important to learn the Triangle Choke.

Time for an education.

The team at clarify, “The first thing you need to know is that the triangle choke is what you call a “blood choke.” Meaning that it puts pressure on the carotid arteries of your neck blocking blood flow to the brain. How it works is you need your legs wrapped out your opponent’s neck with one arm stuck between them.”

Well explained. Appreciate that.

There are mild variations.

A triangle choke in judo, is a type of figure-four chokehold that encircles the opponent’s neck and one arm with the legs in a configuration similar to the shape of a triangle.

Applying pressure using both legs and the opponent’s own shoulder, the technique is a type of lateral vascular restraint that constricts the blood flow from the carotid arteries to the brain, potentially resulting in loss of consciousness in seconds when applied correctly.

Recent studies have shown that the triangle choke takes an average of 9.5 seconds to render an opponent unconscious from the moment it is properly applied.

Sounds brutal but if you are going to be a top female competitive submission wrestler, you need to learn it.

Right now, due to the explosive growth of high school and collegiate girls wrestling, many of whom hope to compete in a professional MMA promotion, there is an arms race to comprehensively learn martial arts. Evgeniia-Shikhaleeva-Shutterstock-photo-credit-Editorial-use-

Including the Triangle Choke.

The triangle choke is one of the highest percentage submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

The informative source add, “The triangle choke is one of the most important submissions to develop throughout your bjj career.  Some of the biggest benefits of the triangle are the fact that it is also a position and you can set up other sweeps and submissions from it.”

When we have witnessed matches over the years, it typically is a reaction hold to your opponent being in a position of weakness.

Said another way, in the first hold, often a floor to sitting body scissors, if you don’t capture the submission, you grab ahold of their arm and slide them into a triangle choke.

That’s our interpretation. Time to turn to the experts.

Triangle Chokes From Everywhere by Antonio Carlos Junior

Master One Of The Most Effective Submissions In Combat….The TRIANGLE! BJJ Black Belt and UFC Vet Antonio Carlos Jr Shares His Best Setups, Finishing Variations, And Combinations For This Classic Technique.

  • Find triangles from numerous positions including closed guard, mount, back control and more!
  • Develop non-stop submission sequences that ultimately lead you to fight-ending triangle chokes.
  • Make the triangle work for you with Antonio’s unique adaptations and variations that will help you find efficient ways to secure the triangle.
  • Trick your opponent by forcing them to defend sweeps and submissions only to find themselves trapped in the triangle!
  • Learn triangles from EVERYWHERE including Antonio’s signature flying triangle series!


If you want to learn the basics of the Triangle Choke, which will add to your wrestling arsenal, this appears to be a good read.

Let’s be thorough.

We have a visiting writer with some additional suggestions on how to apply the Triangle Choke.

BJJ Triangle Choke – New Way to Master It, Uploaded-by-ONE-Championship-YouTube-screen-shot-Editorial-

By John P Brink

There are a lot of people nowadays who like watching wrestling and mixed martial arts matches; and viewers often times wonder what are the different moves that artists in this profession can use to incapacitate their opponents and allow them to submit. There is arm-twisting, neck breakings or leg crunching moves that will allow you to make your opponents tap out for submission.

A Triangle choke which is also known as sankaku-jime in Judo is one of those moves. This is a judo move which is a kind of figure four choke hold whose aim is to strangle your opponent and let them loose consciousness. In order to do this, the person applying the move will encircle their opponent’s neck while the legs are in a figure four configuration, that’s like a triangle. This lateral, vascular restraint technique diminishes blood flow from your carotid arteries going to the brain. As a result, you pass out or get disoriented preventing you to think of ways to counterattack the move. If this is administered properly, it will leave you unconscious or too weak to come up with a way to win a match.

The moment you use this on your opponent, make sure that they won’t have the chance to break out of it so that it will become more effective. If your opponent gets a chance to recover, you might not have a second chance to administer it again.

There are videos of this move available online which anyone can easily watch. There’s one demonstration that was shown by Tsunetane Oda, a Judo specialist who passed away in 1955 showing us how to apply this move for the first time. The video will give you an idea when to start the move, at what instances you can start administering it and he’ll describe to you the effects that your opponent will feel once you execute it.

When you watch TV, especially mix-martial arts competitions, fighters under the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu group are highly trained to use this move and can execute it very well. This set of practitioners practice this move a lot, and they are even trained to break the move.

For the novice, it would be best to sit down and pray that your protagonist in the fight wins once it is applied on them. It’s a different thing if you, yourself will try the move on your friends. It might cost you your friendship if you apply it properly. It would be best to let the experts use this in their sports profession.

John Brink is active in Dallas social and business circles. He is a father, marathoner and martial artist – specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which he holds the rank of Black Belt. He runs Impact Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Dallas []. He also teaches BJJ For South Dallas residents []

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