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Wrist Controls To Triangle by John Danaher

John Danaher is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Renzo Gracie and an instructor at Renzo’s academy in New York City. Danaher is arguably the most infamous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor on the planet. Some of his students include Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Georges St. Pierre, and Nicky Ryan.

This is a Jiu Jitsu technique off of his instructional series "Triangles: Enter The System." In the video, John demonstrates wrist controls to triangles. This is a very important concept when it comes to master triangles. Watch the video below and then we will break down John Danaher’s technique. Check it out now!

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.


Any time someone is in your guard, a classic form of triangle entry from a closed guard situation comes out of double wrist control. This is a move that has been around for eons and has been very effective over the years. The idea is that if you have control of both your training partner’s wrists, you can push one of his wrists under the other and create a temporary situation where you have one arm in and one arm out (the position necessary for the triangle hold). From the one arm in and out position you can throw your legs over your opponent’s shoulders and get to work.

The double wrist control is a venerable technique that has been around for many years. But the truth of it is, it is very often hard to get in a live roll. John Danaher does not prefer to use the double wrist control to set up a triangle because it does nothing what so ever to control his opponent’s posture. Typically, an alert training partner will know to posture up when you push his arm in, making it very difficult for you to throw your legs into the proper position. What’s required here is that your opponent stays down so that from here you can get your knee over his shoulder. It is important to remember that any time you go for a triangle you knee must make it all the way over your training partner’s shoulder for an effective lock.

Because of this, Danaher prefers a collar tie and wrist grip over a double wrist grip. What John likes to do is secure one wrist by going across and feeding his opponent’s wrist with his bicep. This allows Danaher to secure a two on one grip. Now, once Danaher has the two on one grip he takes his hand inside and pulls with his legs to establish a collar tie with a single wrist grip. John’s left arm has the inside position, with his elbow inside his training partner’s elbow. Now when your opponent goes to posture up, it is almost impossible for him to get away from the collar tie.

From here you want to physically push your training partner’s wrist into his sternum. At this position you want to take your leg and go over the top of your opponent’s arm. Place your other foot on your training partner’s hip, which will give you the height to go knee deep over his shoulder. Now when you opponent tries to posture up, you have the collar tie and a good bite on the shoulder to ensure that he can’t get away. As always, feed your hand all the way through to get into the perfect position to finish the triangle with a figure four strangle hold.

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

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  • 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
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