Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lesson 6 - Ways to Choke from the Mount and “The Second Hand Rule”

We saw on lessons 2 and 3 two ways to choke from the mount like with both hands with palms down and with palms up. But we can mix it and we can find two ways more like left hand palm up and right hand palm down, and left hand palm down and right hand palm up.


left hand palm up and right hand palm down














left hand palm down and right hand palm up













both hands with palms down













both hands with palms up














Some times when you are using these four ways to choke you will able to make both grips (left and right hands) at the same time, but most of the time you will make one grip first and later the other. So when it happens, the second hand must follow a rule. I like to call it “The Second Hand Rule”.

“The Second Hand Rule”
Doesn’t matter how you did your first grip (palm up or down) but to choke using less energy you must follow a simple rule to do your second grip. When your second hand is going to over your first hand’s forearm you must to do this grip with palm down. When your second hand is going to under your first hand’s forearm you must to do this grip with palm up. Following this rule your success when you are choking will increase a lot. And this rule is applicable when you are choking from the mount, when you are choking from the half-guard (on the button and on the top), and when you are choking doing guard.

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