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There are countless versions of the D’arce choke which is also called the Katagatame in Japanese because it is a form of arm triangle although the chocking mechanics are slightly different.
The D’Arce choke, or Brabo choke, is similar to the Anaconda choke. The difference is that the choking arm is threaded under the near arm, in front of the opponent’s neck, and on top of the far arm. The choke gets its name from Joe D’Arce, a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie.
Though not the inventor of the choke, D’Arce performed this choke often and with great success in many Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling tournaments. During a sparring session with Jason Miller, the choke surprised Miller, who gave it the name and pronunciation “Darce” rather than the proper “D-Arsee,” when D’Arce did not have a title for the technique.
In this video, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Leandro Issa from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to set up a Darce arm triangle from the turtle position.
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