Photo by Jeff Roberts of Flow Roll Photos

This is a photo of me (in red & black) completing a triangle choke during a match at the Northeast Championship of the North American Grappling Association. My left leg is wrapped around one side of my opponent's neck, and my right thigh is pressing his own arm/shoulder into the other side of his neck. I won the match by submission with 8 seconds remaining.

Look familiar? You may have seen Mel Gibson apply this technique to Gary Busey in Lethal Weapon. More recently, Tom Cruise did it to himself in Oblivion.

Want to learn how to do this yourself? Watch this instructional video.

Update (12/2022): After a 5-year break from competition, I entered NAGA Virginia and came away with the win!

There are two ways to acquire a belt like this: Win the Expert Division of a NAGA tournament…or buy it!