Κυριακή, 4 Μαρτίου 2018

Schalles choke from scarf hold position

By Kostas Fantaousakis. Originally published on Bloodyelbow.com


Metamoris 4 took place on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. In the headlining bout, Andre Galvao finished Chael Sonnen with a rear naked choke as expected. What amazed most of us BJJ practitioners though, is how Josh Barnett managed to submit Dean Lister with less than 10 seconds remaining in the contest.

You can tell that by the end of the match Lister was exhausted. Barnett easily passed his guard and caught him in a head and arm lock from the scarf hold position. I call this the "Schalles" choke because this where I first saw it - in a Wade Schalles instructional. As you can see in the following video, at around the 6:00 mark this hold can be used as a choke or to cause enormous discomfort.