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Nutcracker 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.

Chokes. The most efficient way to incapacitate an enemy is to choke him into unconsciousness. An advantage of prioritizing chokes in training is that they can be applied in training exactly as applied in combat.

Nutcracker Choke.

(a) Step 1. Grasp the collar with both hands at the sides of the enemy’s neck. Knuckles should be pointed in against the neck.

Nutcracker choke, step 1

(b) Step 2. Pull the collar tight against the back of the enemy’s neck with both hands and, with the pinkies acting as the base, drive the pointer finger knuckles of both hands into the enemy’s neck on either side of the Adam’s apple.

Nutcracker choke, step 2

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