Clock Choke

Clock Choke

The Clock Choke is a submission hold commonly used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to strangle opponents and force them to tap out. It’s a versatile technique that can be applied from various positions, including the guard, mount, and side control.

Here are the steps for performing the Clock Choke:

  1. Start by positioning yourself where you have good control over your opponent’s neck and upper body. For example, this could be the guard, mount, or side control.
  2. From here, reach around your opponent’s neck with one arm and grab their opposite collar.
  3. Reach across your opponent’s neck and grab their opposite collar or sleeve with your other arm.
  4. You can use your arms to squeeze your opponent’s neck and apply pressure from this position. You can also use your hips and legs to apply additional pressure and secure the hold.
  5. To finish the choke, you can either pull your opponent’s head down towards your chest or push their head away from you. Either way, the goal is to create a triangle shape with your arms and cut off the blood flow to your opponent’s brain.

Here are a few tips to remember when performing the Clock Choke:

  • Make sure to control your opponent’s upper body and maintain a solid grip on their collars or sleeves.
  • Use your hips and legs to apply additional pressure and secure the hold.
  • Practice the Clock Choke from various positions to become proficient at applying the hold from any position.
  • As with any submission hold, it’s essential to drill the Clock Choke with a training partner and always tap out when the hold is applied properly to prevent injury.

I hope these steps and tips help you master the Clock Choke and improve your Jiu-Jitsu game. Remember to train safely and always listen to your instructor. Happy training!