Lapel chokes are submissions that can be performed using your lapel or the opponent’s. Some lapel chokes require you to grab around the opponent’s collar or below in the lapel area. Chokes done using the gi are just as efficient as chokes in no-gi, if not even more effective.
Using the gi as a tool to choke someone is very effective. You can practically use the lapel as a rope to strangle a fully resisting person. Nonetheless, both variations are great and are recommended for grapplers of all levels.
Want to get creative and start submitting people from Closed Guard with their lapel?
Then here’s a great Lapel Choke setup from Closed Guard, as explained by Miko Hytönen:
Become A Lapel Choking Machine By Chasing The Neck And Finding Submissions From Absolutely Everywhere Using These Exciting And High Level Techniques From Miko Hytönen.
- No matter your position, attack the neck with the lapel from absolutely anywhere including closed guard, half guard, mount, side control, turtle, the back, and so much more.
- Go over basic, complex, and sneaky attacks and find the submission no matter the circumstance.