In the first BJJ Fanatics Podcast John talked about how counter intuitive the triangle is, it just doesn’t work how most people assume it does..
While grappling has been around since the times of Hammurabi, we have clear drawings of all of the techniques – and a lot of them resemble the ones we see today. Single legs and double leg takedowns, fireman’s carries and snapdowns, even chokes and joint locks.
As far back as we can tell, these moves have been practiced and trained and perfected. The biggest thing missing? We have never seen drawings of the Triangle before the early 20th Century – after Maeda had come to Brazil and started spreading Jiu Jitsu. Right as this revolution in ground techniques was happening, people were finally discovering the way to effectively choke with the legs.
Because it is so counter intuitive, the move needs to be taught step by step. The natural habit for fighting is to use your upper body to fight their upper body, and your lower body to fight their lower body. Changing that up means having to do things the right way, in the right order, or you risk losing a great chance to achieve the submission.
There is no one better than John for that task. As the world’s premier grappling coach, he has unlocked the most successful methods of applying the triangle and getting the submission, and his athletes success in competition is the proof.
John has found every key detail over many, many hours of intense study and has incorporated them into a bulletproof series of moves. With rigorous attention to body mechanics and constantly creating advantages, each move is a link in a chain that can skyrocket your triangle success percentage.