Sliding Collar Choke | Okuri-eri-jime

Okuri-eri-jime roughly translates to "lapel-sending wringing". It is most commonly known as the Sliding Collar Choke. The traditional version requires the attacker to gain back control to sink in this carotid strangle. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is also referred to as the Sliding Collar Choke.


One hand sinks into the opponent's lapel, thumb in collar (top left). The opposite hand grabs a lower part of the lapel (top right). The forearm and lapel put pressure on the opponent's carotid arteries (bottom left). This picture shows the direction the hands should pivot to apply the choke (bottom right).


Unless executed under proper instruction, please do not attempt this chokehold on your own! For more information on Judo or Jiu Jitsu, Ann Arbor Japanese Martial Arts Center is happy to answer your questions!