Switch D'Arce - A different setup to the D'Arce choke
Neil shows a different setup to the D'Arce choke (from side mount) using what he commonly refers to as misdirection. The D'Arce choke is often used as a counter to the bottom person working an escape with the far arm underhook. Neil shows us how to attack using the near arm from a great side mount holding/control position.
Now, go try this technique, and let us know how it goes down for you. The greats #neverstop learning.
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About Neil Melanson
Neil Melanson is the Head Grappling Coach at Jaco Hybrid Training Center. He is the former Head Grappling Coach at both Xtreme Couture Las Vegas and Alliance MMA. Melanson specializes in Jujutsu, catch wrestling, guard, leg locks and triangle chokes. He has trained under Gene LeBell, Gokor Chivichyan, and Karo Parisyan (who awarded him his black belt).
Throughout his career, the professional fighters Melanson has trained include Micheal Chandler two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion, Randy Couture, Karo Parisyan, Gray Maynard, Todd Duffee, Goran Reljic, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and others.