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Technique Video of the Day: The Inverted Triangle

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson goes down this Saturday, featuring the Cody McKenzie of triangles, Paul “Sassangle” Sass. Only time will tell if the “Sassangle” proves more successful than the “Mckenzietine,” but just in case Paul is one of our many devoted readers out there, we figured we’d let 2009 ADCC double gold medalist,  2011 Superfight Champion, and human Jiu-Jitsu highlight reel Braulio Estima demonstrate one of the many inversions of the triangle.

This take on the triangle was actually the one that Estima used to defeat current ADCC Under 88kg and Absolute champion Andre Galvao in the 2009 tournament. The choke requires a good deal of speed and precision, as it attacks the opposite side of your opponent’s head than expected. Once completed however, this version of the triangle is arguably more lethal than that of the standard, as it allows you to more easily control your opponents legs and keep them from trying to slam out of the hold.

As a bonus, I’ve also added the second half of the aforementioned 2009 match between Estima and Galvao, as well as a highlight video showcasing some of Estima’s best moves. Enjoy.


Estima vs. Galvao – ADCC Absolute Champion 2009

Braulio Estima Highlight

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