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Most Common Submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

By 22 February 2023September 5th, 2023No Comments


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art that focuses on submissions, chokes and joint locks. It’s one of the most popular martial arts in the world, with millions of practitioners around the globe. There are over 50 submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but these are some of the most common ones:

1) Kimura

The Kimura is a shoulder lock that is usually applied from the guard position. It is one of the most common submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling, with many variations; it can also be used as an escape from side control or mount if you are on your back.

2) Guillotine choke

The guillotine choke is a common submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It consists of wrapping your legs around your opponent’s neck and using your arms to squeeze, cutting off his air supply.

3)Triangle choke

One of the most common submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the triangle choke. Triangle chokes are very effective and can be finished from several different positions, which makes them a popular option for BJJ practitioners. Here’s how to set up, finish, and defend against this submission hold:

  • To begin setting up your triangle choke, you need to get control over your opponent’s body before you can apply pressure on their neck. If they’re already in side control (one of many positions where this move is possible), then step over their head so that your legs straddle both sides of theirs–with one leg on either side of their shoulder blades–and grab around their waist with both hands while keeping them close enough so that they cannot move away from you or stand up without first getting rid of your grip around their midsection (if possible).2

4) Rear naked choke

The rear naked choke is one of the most powerful submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s also one of the most common ways to win a match, with many BJJ practitioners using this submission to end their matches.

The rear naked choke is applied from behind an opponent and involves trapping one arm under your armpit while wrapping your other arm around their neck and choking them with it. This can be done by pulling on both sides at once or by squeezing hard enough to cut off blood flow until they pass out (or both!).


These are the most common submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They can be used by anyone at any level of experience, and they’re great for beginners to learn because they don’t require much strength or athleticism.

Yalcin Sucu

I am a full-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach & competitor at Roger Gracie West Bristol(With a knack for technology and computers!)#BlueBelt