No Gi Baseball Bat Choke That Your Opponent's Won't Expect
CUFF Lightweight Champion Bruce Lutchmedial Demonstrates Baseball Choke For No Gi
When you think of the baseball ball choke your mind probably first goes to training in the gi. But did you know the baseball choke can be used effectively in no gi too? That is right. Learn how to effectively use the baseball choke in no gi competition from CUFF Lightweight Champion Bruce Lutchmedial!
Bruce Lutchmedial is a Canadian born fighter representing South Florida and American Top Team Sunrise. Bruce is known for his striking, with notable world titles as an amateur Muay Thai fighter and professional boxer, as well as MMA.
The Baseball Bat Choke is a lethal weapon in Gi BJJ, but in No Gi, it is much more difficult to pull off.
In the video below Bruce Lutchmedial demonstrates how to get a baseball bat choke submission for no gi grappling. Watch the video below and then we will break down the technique. Check it out!
Bruce Lutchmedial starts off this demonstration from top side control. Once Bruce established a tight heavy top side control he can go for the baseball bat choke. He establishes a grip inside his opponent’s arm using one palm up and one palm down to secure a grip under his training partner’s neck and over his shoulder. Once you get into this position you are already about 75 percent done with the choke. From here you are looking for your opponent to make a move. Usually he will start to move his next in a direction towards you as they squirm around. As his neck comes up you want to move your grip off of his shoulder into the choke position. Notice how Bruce’s arm comes across his opponent’s chest to the other side of his body. This is what really makes the choke effective. It requires a little bit of flexibility to get the proper motion in your elbow to close the choke. Also pay attention to Bruce Lutchmedial’s hip switch once he has locked in the choke. You can see how tight it is on his opponent, who looks like he is ready to tap without much effort at all. Think of it as the ultimate guillotine. This is a brutal and effective choke!