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How To Set Up Baret Yoshida’s Infamous “Assassin Choke” Lapel Crucifix

How To Set Up Baret Yoshida’s Infamous “Assassin Choke” Lapel Crucifix

MMA and Grappling veteran Baret Yoshida is famous for crazy Back takes and crucifixes.

At a recent Fight to Win he was able to submit his opponent with his signature ‘Assassin Choke’ from the crucifix. The ‘Assassin choke’ is a particularly gnarly option from the crucifix where you use the lapel to tie a noose around the partner’s neck leaving no chance but to scream or tap their feet as both arms are controlled.

Here is Baret Yoshida setting it up in the superfight:

Here is a great tutorial on how to set it up:

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