The anaconda choke is an arm-triangle choke variation where an opponent’s arm is trapped with the head in a front headlock position. This submission is applied by placing your arm under the opponent’s neck as you connect it to your bicep on the other arm. The exit point of your arm is on the outside of the opponent’s armpit. The finishing mechanics of the submission is unique as you typically do it by rolling the opponent over the trapped arm, typically known as the gator roll.
It is named the anaconda choke because it works similarly to how an anaconda constricts and strangles its prey. Once this choke is locked in, you interrupt the opponent’s blood flow to the neck with the help of their trapped shoulder as you apply pressure by squeezing with your arms. Even though the origin of this choke is uncertain, many sources point to the respected Brazilian fighter named Milton Vieira.
The Anaconda Choke is one of the most effective techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu…
But, as it is the case with any other submission – only if you apply it correctly.
So, watch the video below. Are you making any of the mistakes that Jordan Preisinger demonstrates?
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