In the video below, I’m quickly demonstrating how to approach the plucking motion when addressing a hand choke from behind.

Keep in mind, the range of motion, contact point, and plucking line (that is, the path from the beginning of the pluck to the end) are all vitally important in making an optimal pluck and creating the potential for more effective counters through the movement of the attackers platforms. Check it out!

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  1. David Deere

    it would be helpful to see a few alternatives to the pluck from behind as some of us including myself have extreme shoulder issues and cannot get our elbows up and our hands back far enough to do an effective plucking motion. I have modified to just do the same motion as a choke with a push from behind, but if there is something better than that it would be good to know. Thanks