Hey This MMA Life community! Welcome to Technique Tuesday where will be focusing on some of best techniques on display from the last weekend in the UFC. This week it's all about Khamzat Chimaev's D'Arce choke on Kevin Holland at UFC 279. feel free to drop any other D'Arce tutorials in the comments below.
Khamzat Chimaev performed a D'Arce choke this weekend at UFC279 (winning by submission over Kevin Holland) - if you missed that, here are the card details:
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The submission on Kevin Holland was quick and had a number of rapid transitions before the D'Arce choke came into play (mostly due to Kevin Holland doing his very best to get back to his feet). Here's the D'Arce choke submission we are talking about (courtesy of Jiu Jitsu Diagnostic):
This is how wikipedia describes a D'Arce choke:
The D'Arce choke gets its name from Joe D'Arce, a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie. D'Arce is not the inventor of the choke however, he merely popularized its use in competition. Instead the Luta Livre practitioners point to its originator being Björn Dag Lagerström who discovered the choke when attempting to perform an Anaconda Choke in practice, and getting his arms the wrong way around
Arm triangle choke, side choke, or head and arm choke are generic terms describing blood chokeholds in which the opponent is strangled in between their own shoulder and the practitioner's arm. This is as opposed to the regular triangle choke, which denotes a chokehold using the legs, albeit with a similar mechanism of strangulation against the opponent's own shoulder. An arm triangle choke where the practitioner is on the side of the opponent and presses a forearm into the opposite side of the neck of the opponent is known as a side choke, such as from the kata-gatame hold. The time it takes for the opponent to be rendered unconscious does vary depending on the configuration of the grip and position, although the standard arm triangle is one of the fastest at 7.2 seconds.
Let's have a look at some of the best YouTube tutorials on how to perform a D'Arce choke..
That's it, catch you next Tuesday 😎