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Tighten Up Your Rear Naked Choke

Fight 2 Win athlete and Jiu Jitsu black belt Tony Tipton shares his killer tips on sinking the rear naked choke

Tony Tipton, head coach and owner of Tipton Martial Arts in Forth Worth, Texas, shows us how he gets the rear naked choke tight and submits his opponents fast.

The Rear naked choke is a submission that many students try to force their way to and often it is unsuccessful, as they haven’t got their position right. Tony has a way of getting it with a high percentage finish rate.

Starting from the seatbelt position with his hooks in, Tony begins to scoot back slowly using his hips. This stops his opponent from leaning back to escape and allows him to remain upright. As he moves back, Tony starts to position his opponent deeper, so that it is a lot harder to escape. From here, Tony slices his top arm across his opponent’s throat, securing his hand behind his opponent’s shoulder. Now, Tony can release his bottom hand and bring it in tight behind his opponent’s head, locking the choking arm hand in the crook of his elbow.

From this standard rear naked choke position, most people will bring their head in tight and squeeze. This is an effective way to finish the choke, but Tony has a faster method. He continues to scoot his hips back, remaining straight in his spine. This narrows the gap and makes the choke extremely tight. It is a faster and more efficient way to sink the rear naked choke.

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Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.

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