One of the most famous quotes in BJJ that came from grandmaster Helio Gracie is – for chokes, there are no tough guys. The safest way to defeat an opponent in grappling and fighting is to get behind and strangle them.
Like what John Danaher said, within the realm of submissions, it is preferable to go for a strangle instead of joint locks. In this article, we will talk about the three necktie chokes in BJJ that are easy to perform yet can choke opponents relatively bigger than you.
What Are Necktie Chokes In BJJ?
Necktie chokes in BJJ are like the arm-in chokes applied in the front headlock position. The difference lies between the positioning of the grips and the body. They are versatile techniques that can be used to transition to other submissions. This inherent feature limits the options of the opponent to escape.
When done correctly, necktie chokes are powerful submissions, especially when done with gi. The body acts as a wedge against the opponent’s head in necktie chokes. This then leads to the eventual strangle.
If you prefer chokes over other submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you’re going to love the Nelson Necktie.
It’s fast, it’s aggressive, and it’s super effective… Here’s how to do it, as explained by Neil Melanson:
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