The Triangle, by Becca Borawski - November 06
Due to the efforts initially of the Gracie family, and many others to follow, Brazilian jiu-jitsu was introduced to the United States in the 1970s and has since thrived. Jiu-jitsu has evolved into a popular art and one of the essential elements of the growing sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
The triangle symbolizes Brazilian jiu-jitsu both philosophically and physically. The triangle shape is embedded in the logos of schools across the country. It represents not only the distribution of balance and strength that a jiu-jitsu player’s body should possess but also the spiritual aspect, the three sides representing mind, body, and spirit. In its simplest, most physical explanation, though, it represents the submission known as the triangle choke.
The triangle choke is a blood choke, which restricts the flow of blood through the carotid arteries to the brain. When applied properly, it can quickly render the opponent unconscious.
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My perception of this caption is to visualize the harmonic balance of the triangle via human interaction. The Triangle is simple in form yet effective in strength, weight distribution, and balance. Any other concerns should be directed to "Ultimate Grappling Magazine."
D-To escape grip hands, posture hard,roll your outside radius inward, and rotate away from the choke. Good luck.
To make it easier...Don't get caught.
Hey there Becca,
The move looks good...however, what about the escape and what about if the guy is trying to strike you in the process. Oooch!
Step by step moves always look good on paper...pics, but when the rubber meets the road (or the teeth hit the concrete) everything changes.
Bottom line is: don't go to your back if you can help it! Top position is best. E-mail me and I'll send you a nice unorthodox escape that you can use if you do get caught in the Triangle!
~See ya laters