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Old 06-19-2007, 03:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: Pentagram choke video

Originally Posted by SweetScienceFan
The problem that I see is that once people catch onto a choke and look for it. This will be easily defended by simply turning into your opponent once he grabs his own ankle. By him grabbing his own ankle, he has taken one hook out of your legs, and also occupied his other arm by reaching for his own leg. There is no way that you can hold someone in position while sitting behind them simply by having wrist control on one hand.
Thing is the person being choked would have to roll to the side where the hook is still in, if the arm is held on the opposite side this isn't easy, depending on how far back the arm is held.. Once you start leaning back you have the arm effectively isolated.. If you try rolling the other way it all depends on your ability to roll out of that hook thats still holding say the left leg down.. You try rolling right your leg is till hooked, you roll left your arm is chicken winged already.. The effective counter is simply forcing your own left arm foward, but that leaves you open to a regular rear naked choke..

I guess it would depend on how strong the opponent is, it all depends on controlling the arm imo. Also if you do roll over you might be rolling right in to a regular triangle choke.. Very interesting. I would rather counter it personally by keeping my left arm in front of me. You can over power that way since its one arm vs one arm. Very hard to control.
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