History of the Triangle

By: Omar Choudhury

The triangle is a widely recognized symbol of BJJ.  It’s commonly used in many academy logos around the world.  The philosophy of the triangle came from the Gracie family stating that no matter what side the triangle sets, it will have a strong base, with the three sides representing the mind, body, and spirit.  The triangle is not only a symbol, but a submission as well.  This move is a choke which involves trapping the opponent’s neck and one arm with the legs forming a triangle shape.  This submission is often used in MMA and many grappling sports such as BJJ and Judo.  This basic submission has evolved so much from its early days.  Today there are so many different set-ups ultimately finishing in the position described above along with many variations mostly with the legs, but now even with the arms commonly referred to as an arm-triangle, anaconda, or darce choke.  Below is a video showing the basic details that go with the triangle choke along with some of my favorite drills, counters, transitions, and variations.  Enjoy!

Video Outline

Introduction

  1. 1.Details of the triangle as discussed above.

Drills/Warm-ups- catching the head and arm

  1. 2.Drill #1 Hand control, foot on hip, triangle
  2. 3.Drill #2 Hand control, hips up, triangle

Set-ups/Counters/Transitions

  1. 4.Hand control, foot on hip (same as above)
  2. 5.Hand control, hips up (same as above)
  3. 6.Scissors
  4. 7.Spider
  5. 8.Open
  6. 9.Arm in sprawl
  7. 10.Armbar escape
  8. 11.Armbar attacks off triangle- kimura, inverted, Americana (both arms)
  9. 12.Omaplata
  10. 13.TeePee
  11. 14.Elbows for MMA
  12. 15.Drill #3 Armbar, triangle, omaplata, triangle, armbar

Variations

  1. 16.Reverse triangle- tricep grab, body lock, or attack free arm with kimura, Americana, or inverted
  2. 17.Reverse triangle- bow and arrow set-up
  3. 18.Arm triangle- S-grip or RNC lock
  4. 19.Anaconda
  5. 20.Darce
       

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