Mario Sperry Teaches a Gi Collar Choke

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Jun 25, 2013 11:46:00 AM

This submission taught by Mario Sperry is a follow up to last week’s video where he finishes a collar choke from half guard. In this scenario, the same set-up is applied, but Mario finishes the submission after his opponent rolls him over to his guard.

Mario is wearing his White Gameness XT gi in this instruction video, and his training partner is wearing his blue Gameness AIR gi.

Step 1:

As you attempt a pass from guard to side control, many times your opponent will trap one of your legs to hold you in half guard. There are several submissions and sweeps that your opponent can attempt from this position, so it can be a dangerous place to stay. The first step when being put into half-guard is to grasp the inside collar of your opponent’s gi with your far hand.

Step 2:

Your opponent may still try to move into you at this point and reach for your free leg. You can use the arm controlling his/her collar as a cross-face to prevent letting them get you into a deep half-guard. With your free leg, begin moving up and around your opponent to create an angle with your knee close to your opponent’s head.

Step 3:

Now that you have a greater angle on your opponent, straighten your trapped leg, allowing him/her to lock up a tighter guard around it. Many times, they will also turn towards you and not stay flat on their back. Use this to your advantage and reach over his/her body with your free arm and grab their belt.

Step 4:

When you achieve this position, your opponent will attempt to roll you over and end up in a top position. As you are being swept, maintain both of your grips on your opponent’s collar and belt. Most importantly, wrap your leg around your opponent during the sweep so that when the roll in complete, you have him/her in your full guard. All you do from here is pinch your elbows together to complete the choke and submit your opponent.

Topics: BJJ Technique Videos

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