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Take The Back Against An Untrained Opponent – And Choke Them Out Instantly

If you’re rolling against an untrained training partner and you have them in Mount… There’s a good chance that they’ll start turning away from you. When this happens, you can...

Hide Your Thumb: The Secret To Finishing The Rear Naked Choke

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if...

Demian Maia Demonstrates The Best Rear Naked Choke Variation

The Rear Naked Choke is a true “king” of submissions. Applied from the back – the most dominant position – it leaves your opponents no options other than to tap out or go to...

These Are The First 3 Submissions Every Grappler Has To Learn

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Even the most successful of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes have had to learn their first techniques… But which ones? Here are the first 3 submissions every...

Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh, Submitted In MMA Debut

Image Credits: Mirror Biaggio Ali Walsh is the grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali, as well as a former American Footballer and model. He recently made a switch to mixed martial arts (MMA) –...

UFC 274: Charles Oliveira Submits Justin Gaethje with a Rear Naked Choke

Image Credits: Zuffa LLC Charles Oliveira continues to dominate the UFC lightweight division. Even though he missed weight and wasn’t able to walk out of the UFC 274 match as a champion, he is...

Caught In A Rear Naked Choke? Here Are Your 2 Defensive Options

Getting your back taken is the worst thing that can happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a position that’s most difficult to escape from; and a position from which your opponents have the...

Guy With No BJJ Experience Uses “Sleeper Hold” to Defend a Woman in a Street Fight

It’s not everyday that you hear stories about people with no Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience using BJJ techniques to subdue someone in a street fight. However, that’s exactly what Josh...

This Hidden Detail Will Skyrocket Your Rear Naked Choke Success Rate

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if...

Eddie Bravo’s Advice for Developing a Lethal Rear Naked Choke Squeeze

The Rear Naked Choke is the most powerful submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, as powerful as it may be, you still need to develop great technique and good squeeze strength if you want to...

This Unexpected Rear Naked Choke Setup Works Like A Charm

Taking the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is already difficult enough… But getting the Rear Naked Choke setup from there can be even tougher, as your opponents fight for survival. Simply said:...

Watch: Julianna Pena Submits Amanda Nunes with Rear Naked Choke at UFC 269

Julianna Pena pulled off one of the biggest upset wins in the UFC history a couple of days ago. In the co-main event of UFC 269, in Las Vegas, she fought for the women’s bantamweight title...

Submission Underground 29: Sean Strickland Turns Back On Opponent, Gets Choked Out

Submission Underground (SUG) displayed yet another edition of its excellent promotion, with Submission Underground 29. It featured a tag-team grappling championship, as well as a main event between...

UFC 269: Charles Oliveira Taps Out Dustin Poirier with Rear Naked Choke

Image Credits: AP Charles Oliveira proved, once again, why he’s one of the best grapplers in the UFC. In the main event of UFC 269, the lightweight champion defended his title against Dustin...

Watch: Ashley Williams Submits Robert Degle with Rear Naked Choke

A couple of weeks ago, Ashley Williams displayed more than a dominant performance at the ADCC European Trials – winning them in the end. Then, last week at Polaris 18, he managed to defeat...

UFC Vegas 44: Clay Guida Wins by Rear Naked Choke After Losing 46-0 in Significant Strikes

The UFC Vegas 44 saw some fantastic fights, among which were two spectacular submission finishes: Claudio Puelles’ Kneebar against Chris Gruetzemacher and Leonardo Santos’s loss to Clay...

Bellator 272: Spike Carlyle Puts Dan Moret To Sleep with Rear Naked Choke

You can be as tough as you want to be… But when you’re caught in a deep Rear Naked Choke, there’s no escaping – just like Spike Carlyle knew at Bellator 272. Carlyle accepted...

UFC Vegas 43: Taila Santos Taps Out Joanne Wood with Rear Naked Choke

Rear Naked Choke… The Lion Killer! A (nick)name proven right over and over again, most recently at a UFC Vegas 43 flyweight bout; where Taila Santos used it for her first-round submission win...

UFC 267: Chimaev Puts Opponent to Sleep While Speaking to Dana White

UFC 267 was full of submission finishes! And such was the case for the welterweight battle between Khamzat Chimaev and Li Jingliang, who went against each other in a main card match; where Chimaev...

Bellator 269: Usman Nurmagomedov Chokes Out Patrik Pietila in First Round

Usman Nurmagomedov, cousin of the former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, displayed a superb performance at Bellator 269 – where he managed to submit Patrik Pietila via Rear Naked Choke in the...

UFC Vegas 41: Alex Caceres Sets Up a Standing Body Triangle & Rear Naked Choke

If you can combine a Body Triangle with the Rear Naked Choke… Your training partner or opponent will definitely not have a good time. Such was the case for Seung-Woo Choi, who was tapped out...

Watch: Ariane Carnelossi Wins via Vicious RNC at UFC Vegas 40

Image Credits: UFC It’s not without a reason that the Rear Naked Choke is often called the “king of all submissions” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You could go through getting your arm...

Watch: Maria Henderson Submits Opponent In 40 Seconds At Bellator 268

Maria Henderson shook the world with her quick win at Bellator 268. It was the first fight of the night, and she just needed 40 seconds to take down her opponent – Collette Santiago – and...

UFC Vegas 39: Mariya Agapova Taps Sabina Mazo with Rear Naked Choke

Image Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Mariya Agapova put on quite a show in her win against Sabina Mazo at UFC Vegas 39. The finish came at 53 seconds into the third round, via a Rear Naked Choke which...