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Cross Collar Choke from the Mount and Guard

Finishing Moves Basic Ground Fighting Techniques

Cross Collar Choke from the Mount and Guard. This technique can only be executed from the guard or the mount.

(1) Step 1. With the weak hand, the fighter grasps the enemy’s collar and pulls it open.

Cross collar choke from the mount, step 1.

(2) Step 2. While keeping a hold with the weak hand, the fighter now inserts his strong hand, fingers first, onto the collar. The hand should be relaxed and reach around to the back of the neck grasping the collar.

Cross collar choke from the mount, step 2.

(3) Step 3. After grasping the back of the enemy’s collar, the fighter inserts the weak hand under the strong hand and into the collar, fingers first, touching or very close to the first hand.

Cross collar choke from the mount, step 3.

(4) Step 4. The fighter turns his wrists so that the palms face toward him, and brings his elbows to his side. He will complete the choke by expanding his chest and pulling with the muscles of his back.

Cross collar choke from the mount, step 4.

Note: If the fighter is applying this choke from the mount, he should put his head on the ground on the side of the top hand and relax into the choke.

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