The rear naked choke is a staple martial arts move, often seen during UFC fights and in martial arts classes around the world. Although it is known as a jiu-jitsu move, lots of martial artists use it as it is a very useful choke. It is an easy way to submit your opponent or render them unconscious if necessary. It is easy to do if you know how, so read this and learn the correct way so you can apply it with ease. You never know, it may save your life one day—or if not, then at least it could win you a fight if you're fighting for sport or defence. The choke, like any choke or submission attempt, won't work if your opponent can get free of it.
How to Perform the Rear Naked Choke to Submission/KO
Finishing the Rear Naked Choke
One of the first moves you should master in submission wrestling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the rear naked choke. It can be helpful to know in self-defense during a real-life attack, and it is also a move that can help level the playing field for someone who is smaller or lighter than an opponent. Following these six steps will turbo-charge your rear naked choke attack when you're training. Safety note: Carefully monitor your training partner in case he passes out before tapping out. Have your instructor or someone else observe in case your training partner needs help and you don't notice. To apply this attack, start in the rear mount position, controlling your opponent with the over-under grip.
I asked Dr. According to Dr. To understand what happens when the rear naked choke is correctly applied, we need some basic anatomical definitions:. The recipient begins to feel flushed — engorged in the face and brow. Further pressure narrows the carotids and reduces the blood flow to the brain.
Fortunately there are technical solutions to most problems in jiu-jitsu, and the rest of this article is all about achieving and finishing the RNC in a variety of situations. When it comes to successful attacks with the Rear Naked Choke there are 3 broad skill sets in which you need to have some competence. These areas include:. In the Chair Sit you get behind your opponent, sternum to spine, secure your harness grip more about that later , step over your opponent, and then sit back while inserting your second hook.