This tech originates from an Head & Arm Triangle series. The "D'Arce", "Anaconda",
your "Howdy", and traditional "Side Choke" are all related to the "Brabo Choke" and
are all in the same family. The "Brabo" is similar to the "D'Arce" choke but the difference
is in the "D'Arce", the tech finishes the opponent from side control and the "Brabo"
finishes the opponent from North & South position, or "69" position.
This tech will show one variation of how to catch the "Brabo" choke off the Guard pass.
There are several ways to catch this tech but to keep it simple, I'll go over the fundamental
movements to set this choke up, starting from within the opponent's guard.
In the Guard
As shown in the "Passing through the Guard" sequence, I'm in my opponent's closed guard.
Breaking the Guard
I put my hands on my opponent's stomach and I take two steps back with my knees to create space and I put my knees in between the crack of my opponent's butt. Keeping my elbows in and tight, I then cut my body in half by stepping out with my left leg and turning my shoulders outward as I push on my opponent's stomach, adding pressure to his rib-cage while I scoot back forcing my opponent's guard to open.
NOTE: Keep scooting back to create space so that you're able to lift your knee up the middle to a neutral position.
Making the Wall
Once I know there's enough space, I then lift my knee up the middle to keep his guard open. By lifting my knee up and sitting in a "Shoe Tie" position, my leg becomes a wall between my opponent and I and this wall keeps him from closing his guard again. *A helpful trick to make this effective is to expand your back a little and stay scooted out a little so that your oponnent's legs aren't long enough to wrap around you and close.*
Bird's Eye View
Here it is from a bird's eye view, top looking downward.
Controling his hips with my left hand, I then scoop my opponent's left leg, hooking my arm underneath his knee so that his calf rests on my forearm.
Cut & Drive
I then cut the corner to pass to my right side as I reach for my opponent's right shoulder and bite down with my right hand. I then drive my opponent's leg down to his chest with my chect & shoulder, compressing him as I drive my right forearm into my opponent's throat for discomfort. NOTE: My left hand is still dominating my opponent's right hip as I do this. If your opponent attempts a Triangle, with his hips being dominated your opponent will fail. As he lifts his hips, just cut the corner and slip by.
As I cut the corner and drive my arm into my opponent's throat, he then pushes my elbow across him to relieve the discomfort and as he does this, I cut the corner with my body and crash down with my hips, applying all my weight above his rib-cage as I continue to hook my opponent's left leg with my left arm as I'm hipping in tightly to not give any space for my
opponent to roll to his belly.
I then start to sweep my opponent's left arm up to his head as I scoot upward and close to him. NOTE: Stay low and close to keep that tight compression. I'm slowing adjusting his arm upward with my right hip so that my opponent's arm starts to rise over his face.
Belly Out & Lockdown
I continue to walk or sweep my opponent's arm up with my butt, I keep going all the way until I belly out to a 69 position as I collect his head with my right arm going under his neck to meet my left hand for the lockdown.
NOTE: On the switch, remember to drive your weight over your opponent's chest when moving to 69 position. This keep him pinned and
feeling uncomfortable from the weight pressure. Keep head down.
Here's a tighter view on the lockdown and how low I am positioned. Ultimately, what you want to do is try and get your forehead down onto the mat and your chin right by your opponent's armpit. Here, with my left hand I adjust my opponent's arm as I shift my hips back and forth until his left arm falls under his chin and across his throat.
Low & Tight
Once I've adjusted my opponent's arm and I feel that it's safe to move.
I then travel backward, trying to get my head close to his. When I see my
chin below his armpit, I then begin to squeeze for the submission. NOTE: Remember to stay low and tight and spread your base as you lay on your belly.
Bird's Eye View
Here's it is from a bird's eye view. Notice how wide my legs are for the base
and notice that I'm on my toes for the drive and not on my knees. All of
my weight is directed toward him so that he feels continuous pressure.
And the Submission
Now I'm applying the choke and my opponen't will tap shortly. If he doesn't tap, he's either going to sleep or my choke in tight enough and he's breathing in some space he found. When that happens, I keep the choke and I inch my way a little further back and even lower for a tighter squeeze. The submission is accomplished and now you're of to your next match. :) - Hope you enjoy this tech. Thank you very much. - Joe Camacho