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Thursday, April 21, 2011

WATCH ALBERTO CRANE DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVE, YET OFTEN IMPROPERLY APPLIED, CLOCK CHOKE.


I'll be honest, grappler.  For many years, I've taunted the clock choke as a "bogus move." And, the clock choke doesn't like being teased that way, but, it's a Jiu Jitsu technique, so it has no real way of defending itself.

Why do I call out the clock choke, you ask?  Well, it because hardly anyone I know can get this finish in action and, even in practice, it can be hard to catch properly.  Yeah, Wallid once tapped Royce to it in competition, but that means very little.  The question is - can you tap dudes using it and, if so, how often?

The truth is, my beef is not with the clock choke.  It's just an innocent technique that no one seems to apply properly.  It's actually a solid choke to hit when your opponent's in turtle position.  With that, I leave you with a proper breakdown demo'd by GB black belt and MMA figher, Alberto Crane

Watch, practice and attempt frequently.  And, if you roll with me, try it and I'll give you a cool $100 if you can catch me with it (never happen). 

4 comments:

  1. Granted, I'm just a 4 stripe white belt, but I catch people with this pretty regularly. Seems to me this may be a lot more effective for lower level or less experienced BJJ players.

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  2. Top tip: if your making an instructional video, don't show the illegal grip at 1:38 ;) Don't put your fingers inside your opponents pant leg.

    I love the clock choke and many variations.

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  3. I'm glad to see the ole clock getting some love! It's been a favorite of mine for years, and get it quite regularly. And Alberto's variation on it is pretty slick.

    Dern sure would love to take your money for picking on the old clock. You big meanie. :-)

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  4. Big Phil - illegal grips are my specialty.

    Brian - prove your love for the clockie and you get the $100 :)

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