5 Ezekiel Chokes From Mount To Submit Your Frenemies With

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:

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Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.

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