If you are around Jiu-Jitsu for some time, you’ll start getting familiar with the unique way to name all the moves, positions, submissions, etc. Some make sense when you do it, others don’t, and don’t even start with all the variations of names based on the base maneuver, which is part of the beauty and richness of the gentle art. Anaconda Submission is one of those names that makes sense when you perform it; here at The Lab, we’ll explore more about this submission.
An Anaconda Submission usually starts from your opponent’s sprawl or turtle position, and you are positioned directly in front of their head on the same axis. Also, Anaconda Submission sometimes is confused with a Darce or Peruvian tie choke, they are similar, but the execution varies.
How to perform an Anaconda Submission:
- Step 1. Drive your arm from your opponent’s neck to the opposite side below their armpit; remember to pressure down with your chest. Depending on your opponent or practice partner, it is hard to get your hand for a grip; lower your shoulder to have a better reach.
- Step 2. Gable grip pulling or pushing your opponent’s arm under their chest allows breaking their frame. Then do a figure four (see the image)
- Step 3. Once the figure four hold is secure, tuck your head by the space created; by doing this, you won’t roll your opponent on top of your head. Then roll your body on your axis, your opponent will follow you.
- Step 4. You’ll need to start moving from your axis to a perpendicular position creating a tight choke by the arm from your opponent’s neck.
Most submissions have variations, and all of them require drilling and drilling so you can get the details of the movement. This choke is very effective, but your awareness of the situation or your opponent’s mistakes can lead to submission opportunities.
Tip, this will be a defense part. Never allow your opponent to cross their arms over and under you, use your hands to block those entry ways