Killer Loop Choke With Kurt Osiander
Kurt Osiander’s Loop Choke
Kurt Osiander is a legendary black belt in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. If you have not heard of him before then let me fill you in. Osiander earned his black belt from Ralph Gracie, of the infamous Gracie jiu jitsu family. He has been competing since the mid 1990’s. Kurts straight forward personality and blunt honestly make him a natural when it comes to teaching others how to grapple. He is often known for his phrases like “shut up and train” and “you f**ked up a long time ago!” Kurt is one of the most beloved personalities in the sport.
Kurt Osiander has old school, brutal and simple Jiu Jitsu. Nothing fancy, just what works all the time. Not only does he have simple tips and techniques for getting chokes like the loop choke, but also great tips for guard sweeps, guard passing, arm bar submissions and more.
If you are looking for a solid gi choke with plenty of variation then look no further than the loop choke. This is not one of the more familiar chokes, making it a great one to add to your arsenal, especially for when you are up against an opponent who is good at defending and you need to try something a bit more. The loop choke is very easy to learn when broken down into its fundamental components. Let us watch as Kurt Osiander demonstrates the loop choke. Watch the video below and then we will break down his technique. Check it out!
Kurt starts the technique from a knee position on the ground. He snaps his opponent’s head down, or sprawls if an opponent shoots. No matter how this position is reached the first thing you want to do is grab your training partner’s cross collar with four fingers inside and thumb on the outside of the gi grip. Notice his arm wraps tightly around his opponent’s neck – this is a key detail. You do not want to go too deep on your grip, keep it right around the collar bone. After he gets the loop in, Osiander places his should over his opponent so he can’t pull back out. What he does from here is open his training partner’s eblow, feed his head through the hole and roll over his shoulder, ending 90 degrees perpendicular from his opponent. At the same time he pulls his opponent over his body. Notice that the choke is already pretty darn tight at this point – go slow when you are training this! Osiander does a kick stand with his leg and then squeezes, pulling with his whole body to tightly secure the choke.
This is a pretty awesome move, and the way Kurt Osiander demonstrates it makes it look so simple. The next time you are fighting from your knees to determine who wins a dominant position, give this loop choke a try – it could just end up being exactly what you need to land a quick submission!
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