Head & Arm Choke (a.k.a. Arm Triangle a.k.a. Kata Gatame)

BJJ Technique Head and Arm Choke
Technique Description: 

The Head and Arm (a.k.a. Arm Triangle) choke is originally a Judo technique, however, it is used in Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Brazilian Ji Jitsu, and MMA.  Starting from mount:

  1. With your palm down, slide your hand under opponent's blocking arms to the floor
  2. Palm remains down as you dig hand (and then arm) under opponent's head
  3. The technique assumes that opponent drives his forearm into your neck to defend
  4. As your opponent drives his forearm into your neck, lift up briefly, and push your arm through at the elbow
  5. Drop your head trapping opopnent's arm against his neck (a common mistake is to not drop head low enough.  Your head should be driving your opponent's arm into his neck at neck level)
  6. Grab your own bicep, put hand on the back of your head
  7. Windshield wiper dismount, and then sprawl out
  8. Drive forward on toes, squeeze arms to complete
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Technique Follow Ups: 

If you are having difficulty tapping your opponent, you can post your arm on the floor, stand up, and take your opponent's back.