Ezekiel Choke | Sode-guruma-jime
Sode-guruma-jime translates to "sleeve wheel choke". In North America, it is popularly referred to as the Ezekiel Choke after Brazilian Judo Olympian, Ezequiel Paraguassú.
Characteristics of the technique include:
⁃ Cutting off the air at the trachea
⁃ Use of the gi, making this a gi choke
⁃ Variations involve using the wrists for leverage, instead of a gi, to make this a no gi technique
⁃ One of the only chokes that can be executed when the opponent pulls guard
Unless executed under proper instruction, please do not attempt this chokeholds on your own! For more information on Judo or Jiu Jitsu, Ann Arbor Japanese Martial Arts Center is happy to answer your questions!