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Lapel Choke

Attacks from the Mount Advanced Ground Fighting Techniques


After the mount has been achieved, there are many options on how to attack. The first is to throw punches into the enemy’s face and force him to turn over, giving up his back. If he does not turn over he will most likely give an opening, making the following attacks easier.

Triple Attack. When the enemy tries to escape the mount using the trap and roll technique, he can be moved into the position shown by sliding the trapped foot forward and lifting on the enemy’s opposite shoulder. This position presents several attack opportunities.

Lapel Choke.

(a) Step 1. With the hand that corresponds to the side the enemy is facing, place the fingers inside of the enemy’s collar and pull it open.

Lapel choke, step 1

(b) Step 2. Reach under his head with the other hand and insert the thumb as deep as possible into the collar.

Lapel choke, step 2

(c) Step 3. Change the grip of the first hand to the opposite side of his lapel to tighten the collar against the back of his neck.

Lapel choke, step 3

(d) Step 4. Tighten by extending both arms.

Lapel choke, step 4

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