If you want to become dangerous in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you need to “up” your defense as well… For, if you’re comfortable with the thought of getting caught in a submission – because you know you can escape it – then you’ll feel comfortable taking risks and going for submissions.
There are many ways to escape and counter a choke. There is the early escape, the middle escape and the late ‘Hail Mary’ escape.
Saulo Ribeiro explains about how to escape from your opponent’s submission that you need good posture and by cutting at an angle, you can apply pressure on our opponent in a way to force open the hold.
It’s important to be patient when escaping from a submission and to position your body before backing out and away from your opponent.
If you’re stuck in a choke and you really can’t find a way out, then you need to go for the last-ditch escape technique.
So, here’s some great advice from Gordon Ryan on escaping chokes. Watch, learn, and use it as soon as possible:
Get Out Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Worst Positions, Gi Or No-Gi, With Lachlan Giles’s Insights Into Escaping.
The 2019 ADCC Absolute Medalist Teaches How To Get Out Bad Grappling Positions With Narrated Live Rolling Of Him Performing The Techniques.