'm in a bit of a rush so I don't have the time for the fuller discussion I usually prefer to do for a Judo Chop but could't let this sweet move go unremarked.
We last saw a tap out via Peruvian Necktie at Ultimate Fight Night 14: Silva vs Irvin when C.B. Dollaway used it to choke out Jesse Taylor.
It was a very pleasant surprise to see Brad Pickett bust it out against Kyle Dietz at Saturday's WEC 45.
Edgar Garcia came very close to submitting DaMarques Johnson with one at UFC 107 but couldn't do it and Johnson came back to win with a triangle choke submission of his own.
The hold is attributed to Tony DeSouza, best known as B.J. Penn's wrestling coach. DeSouza came to BJJ from a wrestling background which makes me wonder if there's something about the move that is more intuitive for fighters coming to jiu jitsu from wrestling.
Here's a step by step break down of the move from Punch Kick Choke:
The Peruvian Necktie is a combination of a choke and a crank, made famous by Tony DeSouza- it is generally pulled from the starting position of either a sprawl, or as CB did, controlling the side of a turtled opponent. Either way, the move is the same.
-Get head and arm control, almost as if you were going for an anaconda choke.
-After clasping your hands together (palm to palm or gable) stand up while maintaining the hold.
-The side that you have the hold on the neck on, you're going to be falling away from that side, but you need your leg over his head. So, you make sure your leg on that side is on the outside of his non-trapped arm.
-Fall to the side at a slight diagonal angle away from the opponent (once again, fall toward the side with the trapped arm), make sure that outside leg is over his head, and get your inside leg over his back.
-As you pull, there will be an incredible amount of torque on your opponent's neck (so be careful) as well as a choke, so watch for the tap. Actually, because of how the choke is applied, and how it might be hard to tap when caught in the submission, I would suggest not practicing this choke with only two people- you should at least have one other person watching for any signs of trouble.
Animated gif, instructional video and a step by step breakdown of the move in the full entry.
Gif via Fightlinker.
On the right we see Pickett working for an arm-in guillotine choke on a turtled up Dietz. He's got his left arm hooked under Dietz' armpit. Then he steps over Dietz' head with his right leg, drops back and rolls Dietz all the way over onto his back.
The torque and pressure being applied by PIckett are obviously immense by the time Dietz taps out.
Here's an interview with the move's inventor Tony DeSouza from On the Mat, he doesn't talk about the necktie but he does talk about his background in wrestling and how he's applied it to jiu jitsu and MMA:
OTM) What was your back ground in Wrestling?
TDS) I started training wrestling when I was 13. I won various things and beat some tough people, but never turned the corner at nationals.
OTM) Tell us about your front headlocks? How did you become so good with head locks and chin whips?
TDS) My style of wrestling has always been unorthodox. That is one of the things that hurt me. I did not wrestle to win, but rather to hurt my opponent. I got inspired to using front headlocks when I was 15. I attended this wrestling clinic by Mark Schultz and started chocking everybody.
OTM) So you were choking people in wrestling using Marc Schultz old chokes? Did that ever get you in any trouble?
TDS) By my senior year they made a couple of my holds illegal. I choked a guy out at the div 1 nationals, lost the match but he knew i got the best of him.
OTM) What is the Monk Guard? Is that like Telles's guard but no gi?
TDS) Ya, the monk guard is a combination of wrestling and luta livre. I train with Robert Leiton Sr. and he always gets his escapes going to the knees and then bumps with the knee behind the ass. So I took that and got some more variations of that sequence of movements. It works well.
OTM) Would you say the monk guard is good for a grappler who doesn't want to hang out flat on his back like a traditional BJJ guy? Ha ha ha
TDS) The monk guard is defiantly a way to get off of your back. Especially if you are fighting MMA, is the worst place you can find yourself in. Too many people know what you will be doing in a closed guard.
Here's a video explaining the move from Submissions 101
Here's a step by step breakdown from Lockflow: