Rear Naked Chokes and Strangles Finishing Mechanics
NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks by Corey Guitard • 7m 59s
The rear-naked choke/strangle is probably the most famous (and most successful) submission in grappling. However, it’s important to distinguish between strangles and chokes. A strangle attacks the carotid arteries, whereas a choke attacks the windpipe. Here are the details on when and how to use each submission.
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