I have a brown belt from renzo gracie and I trained under a ralph gracie school for years.. You were saying?
Basic escape from such a choke is to make weight. grab the arm and elbow lift, turn into the guy (who usually has hooks in), and get into his guard. Jits 101 bro.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.