The Crucifix is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But it tends to be somewhat elusive to athletes, especially those who haven’t learned how to set it up.
The crucifix is a technique where you control an arm using your legs. You form a “T” in relation to your opponent, hence the name. The position aims to isolate the opponent’s arms in such a way that it will be difficult for them to escape. It also leads to many submission opportunities for the attacker.
The Short Choke is a great Rear Naked Choke variation.
Here is one situation to set it up from: the Crucifix!
Bradley Schneider demonstrates how to hit the Short Choke from Crucifix:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt And Former Pan Champion Dallas Niles Dive Deep Into No-Gi Crucifix Techniques, Covering Everything Your Need For Success Including Setups, Control Tactics, Creative Finishes, And So Much More.
- Understand exactly what it takes to control the crucifix position and use those concepts to become a submission machine.
- Focus intently on using your legs correctly in this position so you can make it one of the strongest and most controlling techniques in your repertoire.