One really prevalent part of my BJJ game is the triangle. I love it. I’ve got pretty long legs and I move around very well. That’s a recipe for a tough time – for my opponent. I’ve had guys get so frustrated with my legs that they just burst out and use all their strength in attempt to toss them to the side. It rarely works for them, but hey, they have things that frustrate me, so we’re even.
I oftentimes use my legs to set up various sorts of triangles. I am currently working on triangle from top, but have spent years working the more traditional triangle from bottom. You know – pull guard, work the arms and slap on a nice triangle.
I can usually accomplish things in that order and without issue with the smaller guys. It’s the larger guys or the people who know how to defend the triangle I have the toughest time with. So I study. I study how to counter their counter and then I hit the gym to work on what I studied.
Today, I came across a nice video that deals with how to counter a guy who knows how to stack you and foil your triangle. It’s a great watch and if you are like me and love to triangle your opponents, give this one a once over.
Triangle vs. Stacking