Mixed martial artists are always looking for a new way to get an advantage over their opponent. One way to do that is to develop a new technique that will catch your opponent off guard — especially in the grappling department.
Enter Karo Parisyan.
In the past, we have seen unique submissions like the “Peruvian Necktie” — which starts off in the sprawl position with a Gable Grip and head arm control similar to what you would use in an anaconda choke — and now we have been introduced to the “Armenian Necktie.”
Parisyan unveiled the choke in a YouTube video for “TeamMeGrappling.”
The choke begins in side control.
While in side control, you begin controlling your opponent’s head from a seemingly harmless position. The opponent does not feel threatened and it allows you to continue working for the choke. The real danger comes when the aggressor locks in a baseball grip and steps over your head to apply the pressure.
Watch Parisyan showcase the new “Armenian Necktie” technique in the video below.
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