The triangle choke is a scary technique for a lot of newer grapplers. It’s one of the few Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques that leave the person on bottom very vulnerable to the slam if they don’t take a few precautions.
Two big examples come to mind:
Rampage Slams Arona in Pride
Both slams from the triangle leave the person going for the choke knocked out.
How do you stop someone from slamming you when you go for the triangle choke?
- The main thing that you can do is underhook their leg. If your right leg is over their shoulder, use your right hand to underhook the leg closest to you. Pull your entire body into their leg with that underhook. They won’t be able to stand up, and you’re locked in a perfect position. (1:20 in the video below)
- You can also scoot your body back using your shoulders and elbows to crawl. This kills any leverage he has and makes it very hard to pick you up. (2:25 below)