The Ezekiel choke doesn’t get nearly the amount of love it deserves. One of the first “surprise” attacks learned as a white belt, it gets overshadowed by flashier loops and d’arce submissions but never goes out of style, even as your belt changes color.
Jordan Hix goes over five ways to use the technique to crush the throats the matrats you love, or just pretend to love to keep peace in the gym. First two are gi-friendly variations (one’s a nice open lapel version), last three are for your days wearing leggings. We’re especially stoked to try the Americana defense attack: