The guillotine is a cruel strangulation. It goes fast, from multiple angles, no matter how strong you are. This versatility and speed make the guillotine ideal for sport BJJ players, who occasionally focus on moving to a terrifying degree. Looking at the career of Marcelo García, we can demonstrate the effectiveness of the guillotine in matches against well-trained opponents.
Its practicality goes far beyond the Jiu-Jitsu mats. Of the many moves that we might need to defend ourselves, the guillotine is one of the most likely used against untrained opponents. If someone recklessly attacks, the automatic guillotine is a valuable protection tool.
If you’ve only just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then there are some submission techniques that you should learn as fast as possible. For instance, the Guillotine Choke.
Here’s how to do the basic Guillotine Choke from Closed Guard, as demonstrated by Roy Dean:
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