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Sankaku Jime

Sankaku Jime (or “Triangle/Three Sided choke”) is a very strong technique that is part of the To-Shin Do Ground Flow curriculum. As a technique this choke is very powerful when applied properly but not at all effective if any of it’s details are omitted. It is critical to understand the intricacies of proper application. In this course we explore the crucial steps, angles, and points of execution that allow us to use our legs to render a dangerous attacker harmless.


4. Ground Flow 9

Author: Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt

Learn how to fit either version of the Sankaku Jime into the To-Shin Do Ground Flow Kata. If you follow the links below in sequence you can see how the Ground Flow Kata builds all the way up to technique number nine in the sequence: Sankaku Jime.

5. Ground Flow 23

Author: Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt

Technique number twenty-three in the To-Shin Do Ground Flow Kata is a Sankaku Jime initiated from the top “Mount” position. As you become more skillful with keeping your opponent pressured underneath you they will be more likely to try anything to escape.  In this version of Sankaku Jime we will use their desperation to escape […]

8. Closing Thoughts

Author: Hardee Hakutoshi Merritt

With this technique you learn the power of using your largest muscles to constrict your attackers airway.  You explore angles for leverage and effectiveness. Through the lense of Sankaku Jime we get to look at “kamae” in a different light. We cover fitting this movement into our Ground Flow kata, and most importantly we learn […]

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