The D’Arce choke, or Brabo choke, is similar to the Anaconda choke. The difference is that the choking arm is threaded under the near arm, in front of the opponent’s neck, and on top of the far arm. The choke gets its name from Joe D’Arce, a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie.
Though not the inventor of the choke, D’Arce performed this choke often and with great success in many Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling tournaments. During a sparring session with Jason Miller, the choke surprised Miller, who gave it the name and pronunciation “Darce” rather than the proper “D-Arsee,” when D’Arce did not have a title for the technique.
Here is an amazing video from Stuart Cooper featuring Braulio Estima with a step by step guide to Braulio’s deadly Darce Choke from half guard.
Submit from anywhere with these weird Darce chokes made up by the innovative and creative ADCC medalist Jeff Glover.
- Learn the best ways to lock up and finish the darce choke with Jeff’s special variations, including the darce, the marce, and the farce.