Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times.
Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a longer period of time without doing anything. And, while simply holding your opponent in it and waiting for the right moment is sometimes a good thing to do, it is never a good approach to use the closed guard as a position of rest for yourself.
Remember: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, and in its essence lies the possibility of dominating and submitting your opponents through applying beautiful techniques, with a wide variety of colors to them. So you need to move towards that essence whenever you can – strive to be an offensive practitioner, not a defensive one. Never let your opponent rest. Make them uncomfortable and have them to always be on a lookout for what is coming next
When performing the triangle choke, you are forcing your opponent to tap because of restricted blood supply to their brain – which happens because you are applying pressure to their neck’s carotid arteries.
But, before getting to finish the submission, there are some general guidelines you need to follow.
In this video, brown belt world champion Giancarlo Bodoni shows a surprising easy and effective triangle choke from closed guard:
Become A Submission Master Off Your Back With The Most Efficient Collection Of Techniques You’ve Ever Seen From Brown Belt World Champion Giancarlo Bodoni.
- Closed guard is a position anyone can do, with countless options for attacks that will finish the fight.