In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard.
You can usually set up the front triangle from a spider guard or from a lasso guard etc.
The back triangle is another common triangle set up used in Brazilian jiu-jitsu especially in the past few years. This is usually applied when you have your opponent’s back and trap an arm and then lift the other arm, falling to the side to trap a triangle. This triangle is very difficult to get out of.
A few years ago, Braulio Estima shocked the world When he was able to submit many world-class opponents at ADCC 2009 with a reverse triangle set up from an open guard. Victims of this reverse triangle included Andre Galvao and Xande Ribeiro.
Inn this video, ADCC championGordon Ryan has some great pointers on how to put your opponent in a dilemma from the side reverse triangle position which is also known as the ‘Game Over” position as you should be 100% able to submit your opponent from here as there are so many options.
Gordon shows how you either finish the reverse triangle or you catch their other arm in a Kimura. They cannot defend both. Most people get it wrong and can’t finish their opponent from there.
It’s important to rest your bottom under the opponent’s leg, NOT under the shoulder.
Attack The Hidden Triangle Chokes That Braulio Estima Used To Win 3 Black Belt World Championships & 2 ADCC Championships.
Catch your opponents from everywhere with these hidden and effective triangle chokes from Braulio Estima, one of the best triangle artists of all time.
Braulio Estima is one of the most innovative world champions of all time, winning in the gi and no gi by using a very technical and systematic approach to his attacks.