Cross Lapel Choke Mount
With Lapel Chokes, I want to use my forearms like a pair of scissors and scissors are a form of a lever.
Once I’ve joined my hands on the back of the partner’s lapels, I can now scissor my forearms to complete the choke.
Cross Lapel Choke Guard
As I attempt turn my forearms into scissors so that I can lapel choke my partner from my Closed Guard, the hardest part is getting my hands into the correct position. Start with one grip at a time and get your right hand as deep as possible and go into High Closed Guard to secure the grip.
Now slightly alter your angle so that you can win your second hand grip and scissor your forearms to complete the choke.
Bow & Arrow Choke
Think of the Bow & Arrow Choke like a paper cutter. Your lapel hand is the blade and your hip is the base of the paper cutter.
And as the blade of a paper cutting is a lever that cuts paper, your forearm acts like a lever that cuts off blood to your partner.
Similar to the Bow & Arrow Choke, the Clock Choke is a BJJ technique that’s also just like a paper cutter.
But, this time it’s your rib cage that acts like the paper cutter base and your forearm pulling up is the lever that mimics the paper cutter blade.