Kata Gatame Choke Technique, Attacks and Flows

The Kata Gatame choke is one of the most powerful submissions or head and arm controls in all grappling arts.

There are many attacks with the kata gatame choke.

It can also be seen used in MMA as an entrance for punch defend to setup a variety of takedowns and MMA finishes.

First seen in Japanase Jujitsu / Judo, hence why it’s called Kata Gatame, but in American culture most BJJ guys call in the arm triangle choke.

What most people don’t realize is that the arm triangle choke is more than just a choke. It is an attack and a control position that can lead to many other submissions, controls and finishes.

In this video, you’ll learn how to attack with the Kata Gatame choke setup against a jab cross and then takedown in a variety of different methods.

This Kata Gatame flow is one of the Jiu-Jitsu drills to develop the Kata Gatame, not only as a head and arm choke, but also as a way to attack and control your opponent for takedowns and in the closed guard position.

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Here’s what you will learn in this TRITAC Kata Gatame Flow

1.) Kata Gatame Duck-Under Entrance
2.) Kata Gatame to Osoto Gari Jiu-Jitsu Takedown
3.) Kata Gatame to Kosoto Gake takedown
4.) Kata Gatame Finish from side control aka Arm Triangle Choke
5.) Escape from Side Control
6.) Closed Guard – Arm Triangle Choke

If you like the kata gatame and head and arm control positions. Check out our free TRITAC intro course which has tons of tips, tricks and additional techniques for head and arm control attacks.

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