Klaus Burton


Technical tips – Baseball bat choke

In jiu jitsu class yesterday we drilled this choke with gi but it can also be done without gi.
In these technical tips posts I’m not explaining the move, just writing down the little details that I found helpful in getting it. If you don’t know what the choke looks like, check out this video:


  • The closer your hands are to eachother, the tighter it is
  • Bring your elbows together
  • Continue to spin around to North-South position to make it even tighter
  • Be on your toes in North-South position, not on your knees

To do it without a gi you do the same thing but with a Gable Grip, as pictured here.

A defense for the choke is to push away the choking arm by holding their forearm away from your neck.