Rear Naked Choke

Rear Naked Choke – Grappling Technique

This page provides details on the Rear Naked Choke. This is a submission technique used in grappling martial arts such as Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. To defend against or counter a Rear Naked Choke, students should also study Rear Naked Choke Escapes.

This technique should be only practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor because it can be very dangerous if used improperly. Please do not hurt your training partner! For even greater safety, some martial arts schools use items like grappling dummies in order to practice dangerous techniques. For more grappling techniques and escapes, please visit the main Grappling page.

Instructional Video on Rear Naked Chokes

Instructional Video on Three Common Mistakes with Rear Naked Chokes

Video Discussing The Rear Naked Choke And The Dangers Of This Technique