Self Defense from Choke

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-JitsuCourtesy Erin Toughill (

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1 Erin is standing.

2 Attacker comes from behind to apply choke.

3 Erin grabs forearm and looks up while pulling forearm down.

4 Erin is still holding arm. She steps around attacker to get him off balance.

5 (Different angle.)

6 Leg is then hooked behind attacker’s while pushing chest against arm to sweep him.

7 Attacker is swept and kept up on side while holding arm.

8 Foot steps over to apply armbar.

9 Armbar is applied and attacker’s arm is quickly snapped!

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