Cesar Gracie: Triangle Choke to Omoplata Transition

The name Cesar Gracie in synonymous with greatness on the ground, both in part to his association with BJJ’s first family as well as his renowned gym in California. Among his pupils are the likes of Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields, and Nick Diaz - all former Strikeforce champions who are major players in the UFC. In fact, Melendez is set to headline UFC on FOX 7 in a title-fight against Benson Henderson, while Diaz takes to the Octagon at UFC 158 where he’ll mix it up with welterweight king Georges St-Pierre.

Chances are, during their tutelage, Gracie taught the trio the following technique involving a transition from Triangle Choke to Omoplata…

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

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