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"Old School" Head And Arm cHoke

"Old School" Head And Arm cHoke


Chael Sonnen Head and Arm choke with Bernardo Faria and Fabiano Scherner

Today we are here with Chael Sonnen, Bernardo Faria, and Fabiano Scherner to go over the details of the head and arm or arm triangle choke. If you do not know who these three men are allow me to introduce you. Chael Sonnen is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the heavy weight division of Bellator MMA. Chael has been a professional MMA competitor since 1997 having fought in the UFC, WEC and Pancrase. Bernardo Faria is a 5x World Champion. Bernardo started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Juiz de Fora - MG, Brazil at the age of 14 in 2001. In 2015 Bernardo achieved his dream of winning the IBJJF World Championship Open class title and his division, doing the double Gold and becoming the 1st in the IBJJF Ranking and also choosed as the best athlete of 2015. Fabiano Scherner is a professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt. He has fought in Cage Rage, IFL and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Scherner is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor who won multiple championships on an international and world stage in senior and master divisions.

45 Year Old Fabiano Scherner Has Entered 11 Masters World Championships and Has Won 10. Learn An "Old School Game" That Anyone Can Do


Check out the video below of Chael Sonnen, Bernardo Faria, and Fabiano Scherner demonstrating the head and arm choke.

Chael Sonnen starts of this technique from side control. Typically in UFC when you are in top side control you are blocking punches and elbows so Chael is trapping his training partner’s arm with his chin as well as wrap around the arm to keep his opponent pinned to the ground. The guy on bottom will have the natural instinct to start pushing up against your chin to try and force you away. Chael uses this momentum to pop the arm across his shoulder and trap it. It’s critical to keep the arm trapped, you do not want to let your opponent pull it back, otherwise you will lose your position. So as soon as you pass the arm you want to drop your head, putting a lot of pressure on your opponent’s shoulder as you find your lock. Make sure you get your opposite arm across as far as possible before securing your grip. Once you grasp, it is just a matter of passing to the other side of your opponent. There are different techniques you can use to get to the other side but the key is to switch to the other side while keeping focus on where your head is positioned (to create pressure on the shoulder). Once you get to the other side of your training partner you want to lock tight, and drop your hips. Now you can take your time finishing your choke. Remember that in this position you have a major advantage over your opponent. He is the one that has to try and move, all you need to do is get that lock tight and wait for the tap.

This is an awesome head and arm choke from Chael Sonnen, Bernardo Faria, and Fabiano Scherner! If you are in a UFC or real life street fight scenario where you need to control your attack on the ground, this is a great way to avoid being punched or getting elbowed. You can even use this one for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where you do not have to worry about punches. It is still a great way to control your opponent’s arms and render their defense ineffective. I hope you find this choke useful the next time you are in a live roll or in a competition. Thanks for sharing the technique Chael Sonnen!

UFC Stars like Chael Sonnen and Page Van Zant Seek His Coaching & His BJJ Team Dominates Local Tournaments. His DVD series called MASTERING BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AFTER 40 is an easy to learn "old school" approach to BJJ




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