Archived from the original on 7 April The rear naked choke has been around since the early years of Jiu-Jitsu. It does depend on the position you're in, but if you can get on top or you're standing above them and can do this, then the choke is really easy to apply. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. But the rear naked choke is a lot more versatile than you might think and the paths which lead a fight from the opening bell to the choke itself are more numerous than you can imagine.
The Rear Naked Choke: MMA's Most Deceptive Finish
The Rear Naked Choke: MMA's Most Deceptive Finish | FIGHTLAND
In this final step, you'll need to shoot your right hand deep behind your opponent's neck and lock it into place using pressure from your own head. You'll learn how to respond in kind in the following step. This is intensely painful and often enough to shock for a moment or two, which gives you the opportunity to escape by tucking your chin then slipping your head back and down while you lift their arm over your head, or possibly stepping back if you're standing. Marcelo Garcia's famous grappling bout with Vitor Ribeiro saw the grappling world wake up to this realization and for a time afterwards in his early instructional material Garcia himself advocated going for the neck before securing the hooks if possible. Only in the extremely rare case is it possible to break the lock after a couple of hard fought tries. It is instinctive to turn the back when taking damage, and on the bottom of mount the instinct of most men overcomes their training when they take a few good, solid blows to the head.
Photos courtesy of Shutterstock. If they move their chin down, then an easy way to pull their head back is to put the heel of your hand under their nose and pull their head up, or your finger in the top of their eye socket if necessary exercise some caution with this one. The following is a description of this technique using the right arm. This motion turns his head into a lever that you use against him to expose his neck. One thing that people often do to try and escape the choke before it has been properly applied and before you have got your legs round them, is roll.