If you had to choose… And pick only one set of submission techniques over any other, to learn and use until the rest of your BJJ life… Which one would you use?
Which one would you opt for and why?
Well, John Danaher believes that chokes are better than any other submission technique in Jiu-Jitsu.
Why so? Let’s hear it from Danaher himself:
Joint locks attack your opponents body. As such your opponent can always simply choose to sacrifice the joint and continue fighting.
Strangles attack your opponents CONSCIOUSNESS by restricting blood flow to the brain.
As such it is irrelevant whether they choose to endure the attack – they will simply pass out regardless.
Which is exactly why they’ll always have the inherent advantage in comparison to other techniques:
You could have a great career if your only submission holds were all strangles – but you would struggle if all your submission holds were joint locks since there would always be critical times when opponents simply toughed out the lock and let their arm or leg get injured in order to preserve a lead and win.
Be very sure that among your best three submission holds at least one is a strangle – there may be a day you need it!
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