We hear this throughout our jiu-jitsu journeys: the fundamentals are what finish matches. We’ve seen it time after time in even the most elite matches of our sport, and there’s a reason for it — the basics work.
Among the top fundamental submissions in jiu-jitsu is, of course, the triangle. And even though this is one of the first submissions that most BJJ practitioners learn, you can still build on it to defeat even some of the most accomplished athletes in the world.
Jonathan Thomas explores this in this video demonstrating three highly successful triangle chokes. Check out what he shows here, and see if you can pull off these techniques next time you train!