Escape The Arm Triangle

The arm triangle (aka head and arm choke / kata gatame) is one of the most successful submissions in professional MMA, all forms of BJJ, and submission grappling (especially in no-gi).

But if you get caught in a tight hold, how do you escape?

Here are three ideas on how to escape the arm triangle choke.

Arm Triangle Defense

Kurt Osiander teaches the “grab the leg” defense. This allows you to use powerful leverage with your legs to take the pressure off of your shoulder.

Powerful Arm Triangle Escape

Firas Zahabi, the head coach at the famous Tristar Gym, shows a backwards roll escape to the back. This is a fancy move but 100% effective!

Arm Triangle Escape From Mount

Kurt Osiander shows how to defend the arm triangle when your opponent has mounted you.

Read also: Escape the Knee on the Belly – 3 Videos


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