JKD & BJJ Short Kicks and Triangle Chokes
- Oblique Kick using the rear foot to the knee, trained to shin
- Scoop Kick (Bean/French Dip) bring the foot up and out, using the top of the foot to "scoop" the groin
- Heel Hook Kick using the the heel to deliver a shot to the upper calf and lateral tendons of the hamstrings
- Shuffle Kick essentially a quick round house kick with the foot to the groin, trained to inside of the thigh
- Thai Kick a standard muay thai kick with the shin to the outside of the thigh
- Off the jab, oblique kick reaction
- Off the jab, oblique kick (defends by retreat "pike")-Shuffle Kick
- Off the jab, oblique kick (defends by retreat "pike")-Shuffle Kick-Thai Kick (Rear-Lead-Rear)
Today in BJJ the class was divided up and the purple belts taught technique (Jack was very hoarse). I showed the triangle to my group. In my opinion there are essentially two ways to enter the triangle:
- Controlling an arm/sleeve and the head/lapel, keeping the head low and the arm control to guide into the triangle submission. For example, if someone tries to pass by going under your leg, this set up will often times be used.
- Leg grab, that is, shoot one leg over your partner's shoulder and catching them in a loose (or tight if your able) triangle. This happens when you go for the triangle from the open guard.
- Retaining head control with lapel or neck grip
- Grabbing your own shin next to your partner's head and switching to cross hand arm control
- Setting the best triangle you can, i.e. the leg grab
|The Anatomy of a Triangle||Tightening the Noose|
- Your body should be more than 45o off your partner's midline in the direction opposite the side with the arm through. Since you have crossed the arm over your body, they will "typically" point in the direction you need to go. To increase your angle, use the same side hand on shin control free your other leg to push in your partner's hip. Alternatively, keep the triangle position and hug the far arm, either getting the armbar submission or pulling yourself into a deeper angle.
- Minimizing the knee angle
- Pull your free leg foot toward your posterior. We cannot shorten our legs, but we can decrease the angle between the two. This decreased angle between the thigh and leg forming two sides of the triangle, minimizes the area. You will need to contract your calf and hamstrings, this also decreases the available area within the triangle
- Tightening the noose
- Finally, perform a crunch, pulling your bottom and top together, this will push the through arm further across your body and create increased pressure by driving their shoulder into the choke.
- Opponent tries to pass with one hand under
- From open guard
- Off an armbar that is pulled out