At a recent IBJJF competition in the white belt division, we saw a lethal baseball choke trap applied. It was set up from bottom side control and continued as the opponent climbed to mount. The competitor on top fell asleep from the tight choke, and as he was awoken by the referee, he attacked him thinking that he was still in the match!
Thankfully, the referee was a black belt and was able to reverse him and establish a tight side control.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Magid Hage compiles his years of experience with trial and error to bring you the technique for a perfect baseball choke.
- Learn all the angles and grips necessary to make this unorthodox choke successful.
- Focus deeply on setups from the bottom and stop yourself from getting smashed by your opponent.
- Hone in on the proper finishing mechanics and make this one of the most used attacks in your arsenal.