If you had to bet your life on one submission: this is the one

Some people can push through pain, but there is no pushing though a lack of blood to the brain.

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Harness

The rear naked choke usually starts from the “harness” position, which is with one arm over their shoulder and one arm under their armpit. 

 

Line it all up

Your choking arm is the one that is on top. Line your elbow up with their chin: from your elbow to wrist gets one carotid artery and your elbow to shoulder gets the other carotid. 

This is making the “V”.

Into the "V"

Grab your bicep and put your other hand on the back of their head, force their neck into the “V” we have made with our other arm. 

Chokes take a few seconds to work, so be patient. 

Joe Lauzon

Co-Founder and Head Instructor, Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts

Joe Lauzon is a 26-time UFC Veteran and has the record for the most all-time Post-Fight bonus awards in the UFC (6x Submission of the Night, 6x Fight of the Night, 1x Knockout of the Night and 2x Performance of the Night). He was involved in the 2012 Fight of the Year with Jim Miller.

Joe Lauzon