Do you find yourself in the Knee Shield position often? And do you, on top of that, long for submission setups that aren’t lengthy and complicated… That could allow you to choke out your opponents with quickness and relative ease?
Then you should learn how to set up a Cross Choke from the Knee Shield situation! Professor Bruno Bastos demonstrates.
KNEE SHIELD TO CROSS CHOKE SETUP
To begin with the setup, your knee should form a shield higher than it usually does; essentially, on your opponent’s shoulder. The reason for this, Professor Bastos explains, is that your opponent could try to lace you – dropping your knee down in order to pass your guard. Therefore, keep your Knee Shield high.
Secondly, you need to grab their collar on the opposite side of the Shield. Don’t grab too shallowly, as you won’t generate any choking power this way… And don’t do it too high either, as this will take away your choking power as well.
Instead, you ought to grab the collar in such a way that your thumb aligns with the opponent’s ear. Professor Bastos explains that this will make sure that you’re pressing the opponent’s carotid artery.
From there, pull your opponent towards yourself, and wait for their reaction. When they pull back, you’re going to pop (extend) your Shield leg out while pulling them down. Then, set in your second choke arm (again with the thumb in line with their ear) and apply the choke.
Professor Bastos explains more on the video below: