Kurt Osiander's Best Choke - The Side Control Loop Choke
The Side Control Loop Choke By Kurt Osiander
As a legendary black belt in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community, Kurt Osiander is one of the most recognizable, entertaining, notorious, and unique jiu jitsu coaches in the world. Osiander has been competing since the mid 1990’s. He earned his BJJ black belt from Ralph Gracie, of the infamous Gracie jiu jitsu family. 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.
The loop choke is one of the Kurt's favorite chokes from side control. He has a lot of Old School, No BS submission attacks from side control and mount.
Today we are going to take a look at Kurt Osiander’s side control loop choke. The loop choke is not a common choke in BJJ, which makes it great especially if you need to surprise a more experienced practitioner in order to get a submission. Though often not taught to most beginners, the loop choke is very easy to understand when broken down into its fundamental movements. Watch the video below of Kurt Osiander demonstrating the side control loop choke and then we will break down his technique. Check it out!
Kurt starts out this technique from “old school” side control position. What he means by this is that his left arm is over hooking his opponent’s arm and he’s got his other arm controlling the inside of his opponent’s hips, making it so he can’t shrimp away. Notice that Osiander’s entire head and chest are pressuring down on Faria – giving him the most amount of control and domination over his opponent as possible. As your training partner begins to turn towards your knees you are letting him do it but you continue to maintain control. You can arm circle under his neck and arm and get a 4 finger collar grip. Osiander goes around his opponent’s head and from here he secures a very tight loop choke.
This is a really interesting technique as it allows you to maintain control over your opponent the entire time you are tightening up the choke. Keep this one in mind the next time you are looking for an original side control submission! This could be the one your opponent never saw coming