Friday, January 25, 2013

Sliding lapel choke

This is how I do a sliding lapel choke. Watch the video!

Points to note here that are often missed:

  1. When you begin, you CROSS-GRIP, that is, you grab the lapel across from your hand, not directly in front of it.
  2. Your top should only be about a hands-width above your bottom hand
  3. Both hands are on the SAME side of the gi to start
  4. You NEVER let go of the grip with either hand
  5. Swing your elbow on the top hand UP as your hand goes around the opponent's neck.

Thanks to Crystal for being such a good sport. It's amazing a college sophomore is more mature than me, but there you have it.

1 comment:

Bill Myers said...

Nice. One quibble on terminology, though. Sliding lapel choke is okuri eri jime, a choke from behind. You're demonstrating tomoe jime, a variation of kata juji jime.