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3 Amazing Triangles From John Danaher

3 Amazing Triangles From John Danaher


3 Amazing Triangles From John Danaher

In the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the triangle is one of the most effective submissions. The triangle is simple in principle; you use your legs to wrap around your opponent’s neck, leaving one of the arms trapped inside the “triangle” while the other arm is on the outside. The pressure from your thigh across your training partner’s neck will cause them to tap either from discomfort or from passing out. You will often see the triangle taught primarily from closed guard, especially to beginners. The triangle from closed guard offers a safe an effective submission, but did you know it can be applied from many different angles and many different positions?

Even though The Danaher Death Squad guys are known for their leg locks... and now triangles, John Danaher also is a master of explaining and breaking down the triangle submission.


Today we are going to explore 3 amazing triangles from John Danaher’s latest instructional DVD, “The Triangles Enter The System.” John Danaher is one of the most sought out teachers in the entire world. John calls the triangle "the most versatile submission." Check out the official trailer for John Danaher's new instructional series below.

If you love triangles, then this series is for you. The triangle choke, from any position, is a series of little battles that you must win in the right order to hit the move properly. It can be a little daunting, even for experienced grapplers, but there is a better way. Check out these three amazing triangles from John Danaher!

#1. Front Triangles Top Position Passing Guard by John Danaher

There are a couple important details to consider with this triangle. The first important detail is the foot placement before jumping. Take note of John Danaher’s left foot. He places this foot on the outside of his training partner’s legs as opposed to the inside. This is because there is a good chance that his foot will get stuck while jumping. Another important detail is to try and land on your elbow. Defenders can have many responses to this move and remaining on your elbow is vital to allow you to counter their defensive reactions.

#2. Side Triangle While Guard Passing by John Danaher

John Danaher demonstrates the Side Triangle While Guard Passing in this Jiu Jitsu techniques video. Here John is showing us an excellent side triangle. This is a triangle that is often times perceived as difficult but under John’s tutelage, it is easy.  He combines his Triangle Attack here with his Kimura System. In a situation where you start off against your training partner in a seated guard position you are looking to step in and attain back control. It will be a battle for grips, but as Danaher explains, you should be reaching for the shoulders, biceps and neck. By taking a step in towards your partner’s chest, you put yourself in the perfect position to lock up a simple kimura attack. Danaher lands in what he calls the “T Kimura position” where his opponent’s back is leaning against his stomach. Because of the kimura lock, the only counter your opponent has is to turn in towards you. When you see him turn in, you want to slow him down by lifting the elbow, giving you space to bring your knee underneath the trapped arm. From here Danaher takes his foot and leg over his training partner’s head. When he fights to come up on top of you, simply kick through. Now you can come up into a belly down position to punch your legs through. This will allow you to lock up an incredibly tight figure four and force your opponent to tap.

#3. Entries Into Rear Triangle Back Position by John Danaher

Here John is showing some of his trademark entries in the rear triangle position.  This position is heavily favored by many of his students and members of the Danaher Death Squad. Odds are when you ask any grappler to show a triangle choke, they will all show some variation of the same one, a front triangle where you strangle the opponent. The Danaher triangle system moves well beyond that, by incorporating a series of several different triangle locks that (when combined) form the system you can use to finish the fight. Once you understand not only how to lock on the triangle but also how to use them together in sequence, you will have an answer for every problem you face.

So many people see a triangle choke as a move exclusively for the tall and lanky guys in the gym, but that is, in many ways an outdated way of thinking about jiu-jitsu. It’s not about moves, it’s about movements, and the body mechanics to enter into the system are very low. Once you are there, you can start going through your progressions and getting great results! Leg length doesn’t have to hold you back anymore; your choke can finally be as strong as your technique!

The Most Comprehensive Course On Triangles Ever Created – By The Greatest Grappling Coach On Earth

  • John Danaher Calls The Triangle The Most Versatile Submission There Is
  • In Triangles: Enter The System He Shows All Of the Setups, Chokes, And Armlocks That Will Make This Become Your Go To Move From Bottom Or Top
  • John draws back the curtain and lets you in on all of his secrets
  • John Danaher has become the best known and most sought-after grappling coach on Earth
  • Transform your entire game




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