Learn the arm trap rear naked choke that BJ Penn used against Jens Pulver.
A lot of the time I’m going to take the pack, and someone’s going to start reaching to fight my hands. As soon as they do, what I wanna do is get same side. I want to catch his arm. I’m going to push his hand between my leg. I’m going to jump my leg up and over. Leg replaces hand and I pull out. Now he only has one hand to defend the choke. Now a lot of times, I can just choke through that, but if I need to, I just find his pinky and I peel it off and fall in deep. If he’s super strong and pulling down on this arm, once again I’ll just do my windshield washer. And now it’s twice as effective because he’s only got one arm. At my school we call this the BJ Penn. Because if you watch some of his fights, he would attack with his rear naked choke.
One of the common errors I see is people will reach with this [opposite] hand. There are a few problems: First, I can’t reach as far down with this hand [opposite] as I can with this hand [same side]. I really wanna stuff his arm low, away from his neck. The next problem is I’m trapping my own arm in a little bit. It makes it hard to push down here, get this hand out of there, and take this hand. It always makes more sense to just push down and boom, come right out. Some people like crossing their feet. If you’re one of those people, it’s alright. My only problem is that it adds a little bit of space sometimes. It’s not wrong, but just not my cup of tea. So one more time, as soon as I lock up the back mount, I grab, I push down. I kick over, come out, and choke.
Now what we’re going to look at is a very common scenario. We are able to beat his legs with our knee over guard pass, but he was able to beat us on the under hook . . . so in this situation, once again, I’m trying to get that knee over guard pass. Step up, I drive through, but Eric’s proactive. He gets in and I’m not able to pummel. Sometimes I’ll actually intentionally do this so the person will take the bait. Once again, I prefer the submission over the position. He doesn’t want me to come chest to chest and get into this wizzer war. He’s going to extend his arm and move away. As soon as he does that, I’m going to come underneath his head. Over his head, under his head. Make sure the arm clears, dropping my weight. Now I’m going to slide from his head to my bicep, and I’m going to fall to my right hip, right here. Squeeze in tight, shrug my shoulders, imagine putting my left wrist bone through his neck.
So, that’s going to be our D’arce pass; our knee over guard pass into D’arce choke.