Legend has it that the sleeve choke got its name from a judoka in Brazil who visited the Carlson Gracie Academy and used it to submit several BJJ guys. Henceforth the choke earned the name “Ezekiel,” from the judoka who caught everyone by surprise.
The sleeve choke can be used in nearly every position in BJJ. It is primarily a gi-only technique, although I have seen some strong guys use a no-gi variation with some success.
If you’re looking to get better at the Ezekiel/sleeve choke, here are five videos you should watch.
JUDO vs Jiu-jitsu choke inside of the guard
The Ezekiel choke is one of the few submissions that you can do inside your opponent’s guard. Check out this competition match where the unsuspecting guard player went to sleep!
6 steps for an effective Sleeve Choke (plus some advanced tips)
Here is a tutorial on the sleeve choke by Stephan Kesting from Grapplearts.
Roger Gracie, Setting Up the Ezekiel Choke
Ezekiel choke from the leg drag
From leg drag guard pass right to the submission when your opponent shows his back after the pass.
From guard bottom
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