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Become A Master Of The Triangle With John Danaher
Triangle Mechanics by John Danaher
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are fewer common submissions that the traingle choke. The triangle choke has a long history, originating from Judo and the later adopted in jiu jitsu. The creation of the triangle can be traced all the way back to the early 20th century. It was first made famous by two Judo Masters, Tsunetane Oda and Kanemitsu Yachibei Hyoe. Some of the top submission fighters in the world have been known to use the triangle, including Demian Maia, Keenan Cornelius, Marcio Cruz, Ryan Hall, Fabricio Werdum, Robert Drysdale and John Danaher.
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 kimura attack system.
So what makes the triangle so widely used? Well, for starters, it is an incredibly versatile submission that can be hit from many different positions. Secondly, it is an effective submission no matter what your level of experience is as it is built off of very fundamental principles that even a complete novice can understand. And lastly, it's great for everyone, no matter your age, body type, or level of athleticism. There are just so many reasons why the triangle is so commonly used!
Let's check explore the triangle submission mechanics with John Danaher. Danaher is a long time Renzo Gracie black belt and instructor. He has been the mastermind behind many of the BJJ and grappling achievements of some of the most dominant MMA and grappling athletes on the planet. With long time students like Eddie Cummings, Garry Tonon, Gordon and Nicky Ryan and a whole host of others, he has a led a group which bears the nickname "The Danaher Death Squad."
Check out the video and then we'll discuss it below.
John Danaher's emphasis is on good bio mechanics of effective submissions and holds. As he says, there is nothing more tragic than getting close to a good submission hold and then having it get away due to bad mechanics. Just think about all that hard work you put in leading up to the submission and then losing it because the mechanics just were not there. It's John's belief that almost all the problems associated with applying a strong triangle choke in competition and sparring can be overcome with a good understanding of its mechanics.
One of the hardest things John has to do as an instructor is convincing people that their bodies are capable of performing triangles. There is a widespread belief that triangles are limited to people with long legs, meaning people with short legs will not be able to do the technique correctly. But with good mechanics even short legged people can have a formidable triangle submission. Of course, body type plays a role in everything but with good mechanics you can effectively master any submission, especially the triangle.
Check out the official trailer for John Danaher's new instructional "Triangles Enter The System" below!