Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked Choke… Except Roger Gracie.
For Roger, the most dominant submission is the Cross Collar Choke from the Mount. And it’s superior to the Rear Naked Choke.
Why? He explained in a recent Lex Fridman Podcast episode:
Because, the Cross Collar Choke from the Mount, the moment you put both hands on my neck… Your arms need to be very close to your body to attack. And that means that there’s very little space between us.
So, that means that there’s very little space for you to work on your escape.
And the moment you cannot bridge – supposing that the person has a good Mount, so you cannot bridge him off… What else are you gonna do?
You don’t have space to work on your defense.
Setting up the Cross Collar Choke from Mount gets kind of difficult when you’re rolling against people who have at least some experience in Jiu-Jitsu…
But there are always ways to improve your setup.
For example, there’s a way to use your elbow to open up the opponent’s chin.
Kyle Sleeman shows how on the video below:
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