Technique

Reverse Triangle from Failed Bow and Arrow Attempt

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Now that you’ve taken the back, you have to try to finish. One of my personal favorites has always been the bow and arrow choke. It’s not always a sure thing, and changing it into a reverse triangle is a great alternative.

1. As you begin to go for a bow and arrow choke, your opponent begins to counter by breaking the grip, or prying your elbow up. This can also be used to trick your opponent into thinking that the bow and arrow is coming, but switching it last minute for a reverse triangle.

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2.As they break the grip, or you identify that you might lose the submission, grab the leg that is over your opponent’s belly. Pull your shin up as you shift your hips out.

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3.Your body can’t be too far down behind your opponent, while at the same time not too far away. When you feel comfortable, close and lock the triangle.

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4.Since this technique started as a bow and arrow, you should still have one hand holding onto the knee. With both arms, now grab that same leg you have a hold of and bring it to you while bumping your hips forward. Grab at the knee to avoid being penalized for a kneebar (should your division not allow it).

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