Multiple Time ADCC World Champion, Atos HQ Head Black Belt Andre Galvao teaches the details for an easy Transition to The Anaconda Choke From Side Control, during the no-gi advanced class on 02/04/2021.
The Anaconda Choke or Strangle is an air-tight choke that not only submits an opponent but rolls them around while doing it. This leaves opponents is in a state disarray, not knowing whether they’re on bottom or top. At the same time, the choke gets progressively tighter and tighter. It is not rare to see a grappler go to sleep during the roll when trying to resist.
If you wish to take your BJJ game one step further than the most basic level, you’ll have to learn the Anaconda choke. Great sub attack for people with long limbs.
Andre Galvao is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, with 6 IBJJF World Championship titles, 10 IBJJF Pan American Championships, and 6 ADCC World Championship titles (4x as the ADCC Super Fight Champion). He received his black belt from Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvao is also a former mixed martial artist, with an MMA record of 5-2-0, before he retired to lead the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Headquarters in San Diego, California.
Today, Atos is considered one of the best jiu-jitsu academies in the world, producing World Champion athletes at all levels, from juvenile and white belt all the way to black belt. Galvao's mission with Atos BJJ On Demand is to share the lessons, and experiences he has acquired competing and coaching over the years.