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Catch Them By Surprise with the Canto Choke From Side Control

Catch Them By Surprise with the Canto Choke From Side Control

The Canto Choke is one of those techniques that consistently finds its way into the highest levels of grappling. Whether it’s Judo or Jiu-Jitsu this classic should be part of every grappler’s tool kit. If you can constantly threaten with chokes against your opponent they will have to focus on EVERY grip that you get!

Thankfully, with its staying power, the Canto Choke has seen a fair share of variation in its application. Let’s take at a slick variation from IBJJF European Champion Dinu Bucalet which is the Canto choke from side control.

This is a very simple and effective choke using the collar with the grip thumb in just behind the neck and the same leg as the arm. Make sure to have your opponent sideways for maximum efficiency.

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