Basic Jiu Jitsu Curriculum – Lesson 4b – The Rear Naked Choke

Take The Back From Mount Overview

When you get the mount, many people will roll to their stomach out of fear of getting punched in the face. This is where we will take the back. The back position is the second of the two most dominant positions in a fight. Also, if he begins to slip away from your back mount, you will use the remount technique. The RNC is responsible for more fight victories than any other jiu jitsu move. YOU CAN BEAT ANYONE WITH THIS MOVE REGARDLESS OF SIZE.

The Basic Rear Naked Choke (RNC): Squeeze by using three forms of pressure. Coordinate all 3 of these motions at the same time and you will have a 5 second choke. (Practice on your leg!) When doing the RNC you can say to yourself: “TO PUT HIM TO BED, HUG AND SQUEEZE, CHEST AND HEAD”.

  1. 1
    Hug & Arm Squeeze – kind of like a deadlift motion
  2. 2
    Chest Expansion – Expand your chest like a bird
  3. 3
    Head Pressure – Your head presses his head forward through your hand