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Finishing the Bow and Arrow Choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu When Your Opponent Falls on Your Leg

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The Bow and Arrow Choke is one of the cornerstones we teach in our Jiu Jitsu classes. Sometimes though it can be difficult to finish, especially if your opponent falls on your leg as you go to complete it. 


In this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tip video, Coach Ryan Fortin shows us how to handle this situation, reset, and get the bow and arrow finish. Watch the video then come and practice at The Arena.



Hey, what’s up guys? This is Ryan “The Rattlesnake” Fortin.

I’m a jiu-jitsu instructor at The Arena.

This is Enrique Marte, one of our MMA superstars.

I’m going to show you a tip of the week.

So, what I want to show you today is just another way to finish the bow and arrow choke when the guy falls on top of your leg.

So, I’ve got the guy’s back. I’m setting up my grips. I go to grab the leg, right?

Typically, I want to try to fall and escape that leg to cross the finish.

This is after we go to finish, they’ll drop onto our leg and we can’t get it out.

So, what I like to do from here is, I’m going to drop this hook to the mat and straighten that leg, kick it out the bottom.

Now I’m able to come up to my knee, swivel my foot to the outside, recross and finish.

One more time, I’ve got my grips.

I go to fall, he falls onto my leg.

I drop my hook, kick it out straight.

Come up to my knee, swivel, that’s it.

That’s your tip of the week.

Hope you get some more bow and arrows.

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