Learn The Chilean Necktie: A Lapel Choke From The Back

The Chilean Necktie is part of what feels like a neverending family of submissions that are most often seen from the front headlock position, like the Peruvian or Japanese Necktie. As with most head and arm chokes, the multiple different Necktie variations are seen more commonly in No Gi as they tend to be used most often in combination with with a strong D’arce Choke and Guillotine game. There are of course, ways to modify these chokes in order to use the Gi to your advantage and in some cases increase the choke’s efficacy. A great example of this is the modified Peruvian Necktie using the lapel, which can be seen being used in live competition here.

This version of the Chilean Necktie shown above is actually done from the back, and done using the lapel of your own Gi like the aforementioned modified Peruvian Necktie. Visually the finish of this choke looks pretty similar to a Bow And Arrow Choke and the application of choking pressure is pretty similar. Diving into all the different variations and modifications that can be found in the Necktie family might seem daunting at first, but thankfully Nelson Puentes is on hand to give a step by step breakdown in the video above.

Step 1: Starting from back control with a seatbelt grip, pull your lapel out with your underhook hand and pass it to your overhook hand.

Step 2: Using both grips, pull your lapel across your opponent’s chest. Move your underhook grip further back a few inches on your lapel to make the pulling motion easier.

Step 3: Move your underhook grip from your lapel, to underhooking your opponent’s arm.

Step 4: Fall to the side of your underhook and throw your opposite leg over your opponent’s head.

Finish: Apply pressure with the leg over their head, while also pulling your lapel with the remaining grip.

To check out Nelson Puentes’ Inverted Gear, click here.

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Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015.

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