For most white belts, the triangle choke is something you learn almost immediately after the arm bar. It’s a great starter submission, especially when you find yourself in guard a lot. It’s also a submission that a lot of high level competitors build their whole game around, and there’s a good reason for that. When all of the details of a triangle choke are perfected, it’s almost impossible to escape.
The clip below highlights three aspects of the triangle choke, and there are tons of other videos that get even further into technique details. The biggest mistakes I usually see when a person is learning a triangle choke is that they fail to understand the angle and they underestimate the importance of flexing their feet.
What helped your triangle choke the most?