As I was sitting on the mats exhausted from being submitted over and over again from the same cross collar choke, I was left wondering how I could defend myself against it.
One of the most frustrating things in Jiu-Jitsu is being caught in the same submission without the knowledge on how to get out. So, I decided to do a little research and seek help from a private lesson with a brown belt. What I learned was that the first step to defending yourself was to control the grips and fight the hands. However, there will be times when the opponent has control of your collar and a new strategy is needed. Let's look into the different techniques needed to defend yourself from the cross collar choke.