Darce Choke From Knee On Belly By Chris Lyon

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Today I am here with Chris Lyon. Chris is going to show us his darce choke from knee on belly. In my opinion, Chris has the best darce choke I have ever seen. Chris trains at Marcelo Garcia’s academy, and he is a brown belt. He is not a professional grappler, he trains jiu-jitsu more as a hobby, usually training 2 or 3 times a week.
As I mentioned, Chris has the darce or anaconda position so well developed, that I have never seen anyone better at these positions.
So, Chris is going to show us one of his best darce chokes, and that is from the knee on belly position from side control. Try to pay attention to the small details that Chris does differently. Many times people try to do darce or anaconda chokes, but we can escape or find a place to breathe. However, when Chris does his darce choke, the choke is super tight. I have seen Chris tap out all the high-level black belts at Marcelo’s academy at least once.
Let’s see how Chris does his darce choke from knee on belly:

Chris puts his knee on his opponent’s stomach or chest. He lifts his foot (the same leg that is on his opponent’s stomach) off the ground. Chris does this in order to create more pressure on his opponent. This pressure makes his opponent want to turn in towards Chris. As his opponent turns in, Chris shoots his arm in as deep as possible. Then, Chris uses his other hand to stuff his opponent’s head like a basketball, so Chris can get his arm in even deeper. Next, Chris grabs his bicep and squeezes for the tap.
I want to mention one detail that I notice that Chris does differently than everybody else. Usually, when I look for my underhook and turn into my opponents, they shoot their arm through looking for the darce choke. However, my opponents don’t stuff my head the way that Chris does. When Chris does it, he really pushes my head with his hand, which allows his darce choke arm to get really deep. The choke gets so tight, that Chris doesn’t need to switch his base. Most of the time, when people do the darce choke, they need to switch their base to make sure that I tap out.
However, when Chris does it, he keeps both knees on the mat and sprawls to finish the choke. He doesn’t need to switch his base to finish the submission.
I think Chris focuses so much on making his grip tight and stuffing my head down, that he doesn’t need to switch his base. He can finish the submission with both knees on the mat or by sprawling.

Here is the breakdown for the key points for the darce choke from knee on belly by Chris Lyon:

  1. Chris lifts his foot off the ground to really drive in and put pressure on his opponent. His opponent will want to turn in towards Chris.
  2. Chris shoots his arm through and really stuffs his opponent’s head to get his arm in as deep as possible.
  3. Then Chris grabs his bicep and squeezes for the tap without switching his base.

I believe this is a simple technique. As I said before, Chris is a hobbyist jiu-jitsu practitioner who is over 30 years old. This should be motivating for grapplers who are not professionals, because it shows that anyone can develop a position to a very high level, like Chris has done.
I hope you enjoyed this darce choke from knee on belly by Chris Lyon. Thank you for the help Chris. Oss.

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