Triangle Choke Not Working? That’s Okay – Go For The Reverse Triangle Instead

Triangle Choke Not Working? That’s Okay – Go For The Reverse Triangle Instead

The triangle choke from guard is one of the first submissions that you will typically learn in BJJ. It is highly effective and will work at all levels.

There are so many ways to set up a triangle choke. To catch a technically superior opponent, you will need to have a very tricky and sneaky set up that will catch them off guard.

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling.
When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape.

There are so many micro adjustments that make it so much more effective. This is what some grapplers such as Rickson Gracie call “Invisible” details.

There’s nothing worse than finally locking up that Triangle Choke… Only for your training partner to hide their arm. That way, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get the tap.
But here’s the thing – it’s time for you to stop trying to tap people out like this. Instead, go for the Reverse Triangle and the plentiful of its submission options!

Neil Melanson demonstrates and explains the advantages of this position on the video below:

This 8-part series has all of Neil’s most effective ways to triangle your opponent and how you can start using this skill as part of your game.

  • Neil Melanson is one of the best grappling coaches in the world, with a rare mix of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, MMA ground game, and other grappling disciplines.
  • Set up and finish different forms of triangle, including reverse triangle, the corner lock triangle, hand choke triangle, and many more.