When you’ve made it past guard and are chest to chest with your opponent, you’ve reached side-control. What now?
The key to stabilizing the position is to latch on to the collar behind the neck and get a solid grip on the back of the pants. From there the next step is to go to the classic knee-on-belly and then on to mount.
But you can cut straight to the chase with an attack. Tom Oberhue, a GMA of ours in Portland, Oregon and Saulo Ribeiro black belt , teaches us the following choke from side-control: