One of the most amazing things about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a gi is the multitude of choking techniques you can choose from. In other words: you have many more opportunities for choking people out than it is the case in no-gi!
Lapel chokes are some of the cleanest, most efficient submissions you can secure when training jiu jitsu in the gi. The loop choke is one of the deadly subsets of those lapel chokes. The thing that sets the loop choke apart from other lapel chokes is the sneaky nature with which you are able to land it. The true success of the loop choke in that fact that the opponent actually things they are actually making progress, escaping or passing your guard and pow, lights out, the choke is cinched tightly.
If you’re playing Open Guard and your opponent is keeping their hips back, sort of disengaging with you and your grips… Then there’s a chance you could go for a Loop Choke.
Rafael Lovato Jr. demonstrates how on the video below:
Master The Loop Choke With One Of The Best To Ever Use It, As World Absolute Black Belt Champion Nicholas Meregali Gives You Every Insight He Has Into This Punishing Submission
- Lock on the loop choke with confidence you can finish with these methods for finishing with as little force as necessary
- Nicholas Meregali is one of the greatest black belts ever, highlighting his career with a IBJJF Absolute Black Belt World Championship in 2022, with tons of elite wins with this submission