How To Do The Bulldog Choke Just Like Ben Askren

When Ben Askren made his UFC debut, we all got a lot of entertainment, just like we expected. The fight did not begin Askren’s way, but it ended on his terms, albeit controversially. The end result was a victory against Robbie Lawler via a submission that came in the form of a rarely seen Bulldog Choke. This choke is something we all know, or think we know. Apart from strangling someone with hands-on neck, the Bulldog Choke is what most of us perceive as a choke or strangle before training BJJ. It is a move that’s rarely in the curriculum of gyms, and one that we almost never see in tournaments. However, Askren latest efforts got us thinking. Is the Bulldog choke a viable option in grappling, or was it simply down to chance?  In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, techniques come and go in waves. It goes … Continue reading How To Do The Bulldog Choke Just Like Ben Askren